Major General Jody J. Daniels

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.

SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE ROTC

CURRENT OCCUPATION

  • Active Duty for Operational Support

EDUCATIONAL DEGREE

  • Carnegie Mellon University - BS - Applied Mathematics/Computer
  • Science University of Massachusetts (Amherst) - MS - Computer
  • Science University of Massachusetts (Amherst) - PhD - Computer
  • Science United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED

  • Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses
  • Engineer Officer Basic Course
  • Combined Arms and Services Staff School
  • Civil Affairs Officer Advanced Course
  • United States Army Command and General Staff College
  • United States Army War College
  • Advanced Joint Professional Military Education
  • CAPSTONE        

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) None recorded

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

 

 

Dec 18 Present Commanding General, 88th Readiness Division, Fort Snelling, Minnesota
Jul16  Dec 18 Deputy Chief of Staff, United States Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg,
North Carolina  
Sep15  Jul16  Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff Intelligence, Office Deputy Chief of Staff, G2, Washington, DC 
Feb15  Sep15  Deputy Director for Intelligence and Knowledge Development, J2, United States
Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany (non-rated)
Aug14  Feb15  Acting Director for Intelligence and Knowledge Development, J2, United States
Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany
Oct12  Aug14  Deputy Director for Intelligence and Knowledge Development, J2, United States
Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany 

 


USAR - Not on Active Duty

Sep10 Oct12 Commander, 87th United States Army Reserve Support Command (East),
Birmingham, Alabama and Deputy Commanding General, United Sates
Army Reserve Support Command, First Army Division (East), Fort George Meade,
Maryland
Jun10 Sep10 Assistant Chief of Staff, United States Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany
May09 May10 Strategic Planner, Military Intelligence Readiness Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
May07 May09  Commander, Theater Support Command, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jun06 May07 Commander, 2200th Military Intelligence Group, Ayer, Massachusetts
(Jun-Jul 06, non-rated)
Jul05  Jun06  Deputy Chief of Staff, 98th Division (Institutional Training), Rochester,
New York (Jun-Aug 05, non-rated) Student, United States Army War
College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania (Aug 05-Jun 06, ADT)


USAR - On Active Duty

Jan05  Jun05  Assistant Chief of Staff, Director of Intelligence (J2), Multi-National Security
Transition Command-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq 
May04  Jan05 

Chief, Plans and Integration, Coalition Military Assistance Training Team, 
Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq 

 


USAR - Not on Active Duty

May01 May04 Commander, 1st Battalion, 417th Regiment, 1st Brigade (Basic Combat Training),
98th Division (Institutional Training), Pennsauken, New Jersey
Sep99 May01 Assistant G1, 304th Civil Affairs Brigade, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


USAR - On Active Duty

Jun99  Sep99 G5, Operations Officer, Kosovo Forces/Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, Camp
Able Sentry, Pristina, Kosovo

 


USAR - Not on Active Duty

Jan98 Jun99 Assistant Civil Supply Officer, 304th Civil Affairs, Brigade, Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania
Feb96 Dec97 Director, Enlisted Directorate, 6th Battalion (Military Intelligence), 98th Regiment, 3d Brigade
(Combat Support), 98th Division (Institutional Training), Devens, Massachusetts
Mar95  Feb96  Course Manager, First Reserve Forces Intelligence School, Fort Devens, Massachusetts
Jun94  Mar95  Assistant Operations Officer, First Reserve Forces Intelligence School, Fort Devens, Massachusetts
Mar91  Jun94  Training Officer, 1049th Forces School, Westover Air Force Base, Chicopee, Massachusetts
Nov90  Mar91  Control Group


Active Duty

Feb89 Nov90 Signals Intelligence/Electronic Warfare Officer, Studies and Analysis Activity,
Intelligence and Security Command, Arlington, Virginia (Aug-Nov 90, non-rated)
Aug88 Feb89 Student, Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course, Fort Huachuca, Arizona
Apr87 Aug88 Commander, Headquarters and Service Company, 524th Military Intelligence Battalion, Seoul, Korea
Jan87 Apr87 Force Modernization Officer, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, Seoul, Korea
Jun86 Jan87 Assistant S3/Signals Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Officer, 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, Seoul, Korea
Feb84 Jun86 Project Officer, Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Brigade, Fort Huachuca, Arizona
May83 Feb84 Student, Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Tactical Signals Intelligence
Electronic Warfare Courses, Ft Huachuca, Arizon

 


SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS

Deputy Director for Intelligence and Knowledge Development,J2,
United States Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany
Feb 15 Sep15 Brigadier General
Acting Director of Intelligence and Knowledge Development, J2, United States
Africa Command, Germany
Sep 14-Feb 15 Brigadier General
Deputy Director for Intelligence and Knowledge Development,J2,
United States Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany
Oct 12- Aug 14 Brigadier General
Assistant Chief of Staff, United States Africa Command Stuttgart, Germany Jun 10- Sep 10 Colonel
Assistant Chief of Staff, Director of Intelligence (J2), Multi National Security
Transition Command-Iraq, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, Baghdad, Iraq
Jan 05- Jun 05 Lieutenant Colonel
Chief, Plans and Integration, Coalition Military Assistance Training Team, Multi-
National Security Transition Command-Iraq, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, 
Baghdad, Iraq
May 04- Jan 05 Lieutenant Colonel


SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS

Assistant Chief of Staff, Director of Intelligence (J2), Multi-
National Security Transition Command-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq
Jan05- Jun05 Lieutenant Colonel
Chief, Plans and Integration, Coalition Military Assistance Training Team,
Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq
Jul04- Jan05 Lieutenant Colonel
G5, Operation Officer, Kosovo Forces/Allied Rapid Reaction Corps,
Camp Able Sentry, Pristina, Kosovo
Jun99- Sep99 Major

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES

  • Distinguished Service Medal
  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters) Bronze
  • Star Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters) Joint
  • Service Commendation Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Joint Service Achievement Medal
  • Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Combat Action Badge
  • Army Staff Identification Badge

(As of July 2019)

Major General Jody J. Daniels

Major General Jody J. Daniels