Lt. Gen. Jody J. Daniels assumed the role of Chief of Army Reserve and Commanding General, U.S. Army Reserve Command, on July 28, 2020.
Daniels most recently served as the Commanding General of the 88th Readiness Division headquartered at Fort Snelling, Minn., and Fort McCoy, Wis. She has more than 36 years of active and reserve military service. 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.
Her other recent assignments include Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Forces Command; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff Intelligence, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2; Deputy Director and Director, Intelligence and Knowledge Development Directorate for U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany; dual-hatted as the Commanding General, 87th Army Reserve Support Command (East), Birmingham, Ala., and Deputy Commanding General, Support, for First Army Division East, Fort Meade, Md.; and Assistant Chief of Staff for U.S. Africa Command. Daniels also served as Commander of the Theater Support Command, which consisted of 11 Military Intelligence battalions, and in numerous military leadership positions including command of a Military Intelligence company in Korea, a basic training battalion in New Jersey, and a Military Intelligence group in Massachusetts. She completed 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 for the Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq.
In her civilian career, Daniels was 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 and was a manager and engineer in LM ATL’s Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She has served on the Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency (DARPA) Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Review Board, on the ISAT Steering Committee, and Drexel University's Computer Science Department Advisory Board.
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), and a M.S. in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. She is a native of Rolla, Mo. and is married to Col. (Ret.) John McCarthy.
(As of Aug 2020)