General (Retired) John F. Campbell retired from the US Army on 1 May 2016 after 37 years of active duty service. He was most recently the Commander of US and NATO Forces in Afghanistan from August 2014 to March of 2016. He also served as the 34th Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army; the second highest ranking officer in the 1.1 million US Army. General Campbell has commanded at all levels of the Army, from a company of paratroopers, to a Special Forces Operational Detachment Alpha, to a light infantry battalion, to a brigade of paratroopers in the 82d Airborne Division to the Commanding General of the famed 101st Airborne Division.
General Campbell has deployed multiple times to both Iraq and Afghanistan and has over 54 months in combat. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy and master’s degrees in Public Administration from Golden Gate University and an honorary MS in National Security Strategy from the Army War College. During his military service, General Campbell earned a number of individual, campaign and foreign decorations to include the Defense Distinguished Service medal, three Distinguished Service Medals, the Defense Superior Service Medal, three Legions of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, the Combat Infantry Badge, Combat Action Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and the Ranger and Special Forces Tabs. In 2018 he was inducted into the inaugural class of the 82d Airborne Division’s Hall of Fame. In 2022 he was awarded the Distinguished Graduate Award by the Association of Graduates at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He serves His passion continues to be serving our men and women in uniform, he serves on several non-profit veteran boards, he is the Chairman for Army Emergency Relief (AER), Chairman for NS2 Serves (Boots to Suits), and the Chairman for the MITRE Army board of advisors.