Major General Jody J. Daniels, USAR is the Commanding General of the 88th Readiness Division (RD). In this capacity she oversees the services and Base Operations Support to more than 52,000 Army Reserve Soldiers, 2,594 Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) Soldiers and 2,524 Civilians serving in 606 units at 277 sites with 579 facilities totaling 10,341,955 square feet of facility space on 18,113 acres of land throughout 19 states in the northwestern U.S. from the Ohio River Valley to the Pacific Coast. Also, since May 2019, she has been a Board Member of the Reserve Forces Policy Board, which serves as an independent advisor to Secretary of Defense on Reserve and National Guard matters.
Prior to assuming command, MG Daniels was the Chief of Staff at U.S. Army Forces Command. She has over 35 years of active and reserve military service. She previously served as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff G-2, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff; G-2 Deputy Director and Director, Intelligence and Knowledge Development Directorate (J2) for U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany; dual-hatted as the Commanding General, 87th Army Reserve Support Command (East), Birmingham, Alabama, and Deputy Commanding General, Support, for First Army Division East, Fort Meade, Maryland; and as the Assistant Chief of Staff for U.S. Africa Command. She has served as Commander of the Theater Support Command, which consisted of 11 military intelligence (MI) battalions, and in numerous military leadership positions including command of a MI company in Korea, a basic training battalion in New Jersey, and a MI group in Massachusetts. She has completed a Civil Affairs deployment to Kosovo as well as a deployment to Iraq where she served as the Chief of Plans and Integration and then as the Director for Intelligence (J2) for the Multi-National Security Transition Command–Iraq (MNSTC-I).
In her civilian career, MG Daniels was previously the Director of Advanced Programs for Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratories (LM ATL). Prior to that, she was the Director of the Contextual Systems Laboratory where she led a research and development laboratory of 30 personnel in two technology software areas. She also worked as a manager and engineer in LM ATL's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She also has served on the Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency (DARPA) Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Review Board for five years, on the ISAT Steering Committee for a year, and Drexel University's Computer Science Department Advisory Board for three years.
MG Daniels holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics (Computer Science) from Carnegie Mellon University, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), a M.S. in Strategic Studies from the U. S. Army War College, and an honorary Ph.D. in Public Service from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst).. Her awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with two oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Combat Action Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with two oak leaf clusters), Army Superior Unit Award (with oak leaf cluster), and Knowlton Award. MG Daniels enjoys whitewater kayaking and other water sports, trail running, and reading.
PROMOTIONS COMPONENTS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT RA 16 MAY 83
1LT RA 16 NOV 84
CPT RA 01 APR 87
MAJ USAR 16 MAY 95
LTC USAR 01 FEB 02
COL USAR 21 DEC 05
BG USAR 22 DEC 10
MG USAR 22 OCT 15
FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
USAR - On Active Duty
USAR - Not on Active Duty
USAR - On Active Duty
Chief, Plans and Integration, Coalition Military Assistance Training Team,
Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq
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(As of July 2019)