Brigadier General John B. Hashem assumed duties as the Military Executive and Non-Voting Board Member, Reserve Forces Policy Board, in August 2020. He most recently served as the Deputy J5, United States Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany.
Brigadier General Hashem enlisted in the Army Reserve in February in 1984, was commissioned a Lieutenant of Infantry in 1986. He is a 1988 graduate of the University of Scranton with a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering and Business, math minor. He holds a certification in Homeland Security from the University of Colorado, a Master of Science in International Relations from Troy University, and a Master of Science in National Security and Strategic Studies from the National War College. Brigadier General Hashem’s military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, Civil Affairs Officer Advanced Course, Psychological Operations Officer Qualification Course, the Basic Strategic Arts Program, Defense Strategy Course, Joint Task Force (Dual Status) Commander Course, Joint Senior Reserve Officer Course, and the Senior Force Integrators Course.
Brigadier General Hashem served in a variety of command and staff positions within the Infantry, Psychological Operations, Civil Affairs, and Army Strategist (FA59). Assignments include: 98th Division (Training); 2nd Infantry Division, Korea; 101st Airborne Division (AASLT); The United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command; United States Northern Command, Joint Force Headquarters-National Capitol Region (JFHQ-NCR); The Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD); Office, Chief of Army Reserve (OCAR); and as DCG-S/Army Reserve Engagement Cell Chief, US Army North/Fifth Army. He served two tours in Iraq; Anti-Armor Platoon Leader during Desert Shield/Storm, 1/187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT); and Commander, Psychological Operations Task Force-Iraq, Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Brigadier General Hashem’s awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Combat Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff Badge, and the Army Staff Badge. Brigadier General Hashem is married to Deborah and has two children, Ian and Leila.
(As of Sep 2020)