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Deputy Commanding Officer

Colonel James R. (JR) West

Prior to this assignment, COL West served as the Deputy Chief of Staff at the Army Futures Command, Austin, Texas and served as the Chief, Studies and Analyses Division in the Army Capabilities Integration Center at HQ TRADOC, Newport News, Virginia.

COL West was commissioned as an Armor Officer from the United States Military Academy in 1995. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from West Point and a Master of Science degree in Operations Research from Kansas State University. He is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course, Scout Platoon Leaderís Course, Armor Officer Advanced Course, Cavalry Leaderís Course, Intermediate Level Education, FA49 Qualification Course and the Operations Research Systems Analysis Application Course.

COL Westís assignment history includes:
- Deputy, Metrics and Assessments, JFCC-GS, Offutt AFB, Nebraska
- Division Chief, Programs and Analysis, CSTC-A Kabul, Afghanistan
- Chief of Plans, Joint Multinational Training Command (JMTC), Grafenwoehr, Germany
- Deputy of Operations, Joint Multinational Simulation Center (JMSC), Grafenwoehr, Germany
- Combat Operations Analyst, TRADOC Analysis Center (TRAC), Fort Leavenworth, KS
- Chief, PMESII, OPS Group COE, BCTP, Fort Leavenworth, KS
- CDR, HHC, 1st ID, MND-North, Tikrit, Iraq
- CDR, HHC, 1st ID, ARFOR-TU, Mardin, Turkey
- CDR, HHC, 1st ID, Wuerzburg, Germany
- CDR, B Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st ID, Schweinfurt, Germany
- Scout Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, 1st BDE, 1st ID, Fort Riley, Kansas
- Executive Officer, B Company, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, 1st BDE, 1st ID, Fort Riley, Kansas
- Tank Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 34th Armor, 1st BDE, 1st ID, Fort Riley, Kansas

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Services Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals, Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist Badge.


United States Military Academy Commissioned Armor Officer

West Point Bachelor of Science in Operations Research

Kansas State University Master of Science in Operations Research



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