Commander of U.S. Army Europe
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U.S. Army three-star general

Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr.

Commanding General

Dec. 1, 2012 -

BIOGRAPHY

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Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. is the Commanding General of U.S. Army Europe, headquartered in Wiesbaden, Germany. 

He grew up on Army posts throughout the United States and is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Kansas State University, where he was commissioned as an armor officer in May 1978. Lt. Gen. Campbell’s first duty assignment was with the 1st Battalion, 63d Armor at Fort Riley, Kan., where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer, Battalion S1/Adjutant and Company Commander. In June 1984, he was assigned as a G1 (Personnel) Staff Officer at the 8th Infantry Division in Bad Kreuznach, Germany. In 1985, he was reassigned as the S3/Operations Officer for 4th Battalion, 69th Armor in Mainz, Germany. He was then selected as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, 8th Infantry Division in Bad Kreuznach.

In June 1987, Lt. Gen. Campbell was reassigned to Armor Branch, U.S. Army Military Personnel Center in Alexandria, Va., later renamed U.S. Army Personnel Command, where he served as the Captains’ and later the Majors’ Assignment Officer of the Armor Branch, Combat Arms Division.

Following graduation from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth in June 1991, he was assigned as the G3 (Operations) Chief of Plans Officer for 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kan. He was then assigned as the Executive Officer for the 4th Battalion, 37th Armor, and later the 2d Brigade S3/Operations Officer. In June 1994, Lt. Gen. Campbell was selected to serve as the Executive Officer to the Commanding General, PERSCOM.

After he was selected for battalion command, Lt. Gen. Campbell served as the G3 (Operations) Assistant Training Officer for I Corps at Fort Lewis, Wash. In January 1996, he assumed command of 1st Battalion, 33d Armor, a part of 3rd Brigade, 2d Infantry Division at Fort Lewis. Lt. Gen. Campbell next served as the Deputy Brigade Commander of 3d Brigade, 2d Infantry Division. His following assignment was as the Deputy Director of Staff Operations for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe in Mons, Belgium.

He assumed command of the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, in June 2001. The “Raider Brigade” was a key element in Task Force Ironhorse operations during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following brigade command, he served as the Chief of Staff for 4th Infantry Division until June 2004. Lt. Gen. Campbell then served as Deputy Commanding General-West for U.S. Army Recruiting Command from July 2004 through May 2005. In June 2005, he was selected to serve as the Chief of Staff, V Corps, then based in Heidelberg, Germany, with duty as the Multi-National Corps-Iraq Chief of Staff from January through December 2006. In July 2007, he assumed duties as the Deputy Commanding General, I Corps and then served as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Armor Center and Fort Knox from January 2008 to May 2009. Then, from May 2009 until March 2011, he was the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.   His most recent assignment was as the Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood from April 2011 until November 2012.

Lt. Gen. Campbell is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College. He holds a Master’s Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University.

His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Legion of Merit with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star Medal with “V” device, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge and Recruiter Badge.


SPEECHES, REMARKS AND MESSAGES

Aug. 2, 2014 -- Freedom 6 Sends: Operation Atlantic Resolve

July 1, 2014 -- Freedom 6 Sends: 4th of July

May 16, 2014 -- Freedom 6 Sends: Memorial Day

May 5, 2014 -- Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities -- The Premier All Volunteer Army

April 3, 2014 -- Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities -- Soldiers Committed to Our Army Profession

March 1, 2014 -- Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities – A Ready and Modern Army

February 1, 2014 -- Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities -- A Globally Responsive and Regionally Engaged Army

January 1, 2014 -- Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities -- Adaptive Army Leaders for a Complex World

December 1, 2013 -- Freedom 6 Sends: Happy Holidays!

November 1, 2013 -- Freedom 6 Sends: Strategic Priorities from the CSA

October 1, 2013 -- USAREUR: A Ready and Resilient Force

September 13, 2013 -- Remarks by commanding general at OSD Blogger's Roundtable

September 6, 2013 -- Remarks by commanding general at Campbell Barracks closure ceremony

September 5, 2013 -- Remarks by commanding general at Government Relations Symposium

September 1, 2013 -- Commentary: Ready and Resilient--Suicide Prevention

August 1, 2013 -- Commanding general's Antiterrorism Awareness Month 2013 message

Month D, 2014 -- Ready and Resilient: Alcohol Abuse

July 14, 2013 -- Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell talks to Defense News about improving discipline and fighting sexual harassment

July 14, 2013 -- Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell talks to Defense News about the future of his command and working with allies.

June 26, 2013 -- Remarks by commanding general at 2nd Cavalry Regiment colors casing ceremony

June 6, 2013 -- Remarks by commanding general at Heidelberg High School's commencement ceremony

May 31, 2013 -- Remarks by commanding general at the 172nd Infantry Brigade's inactivation ceremony

May 22, 2013 -- Remarks by commanding general at the seventh Conference of European Armies for Noncommissioned Officers

May 22, 2013 -- Commanding general's 2013 Memorial Day message

May 16, 2013 -- Remarks by commanding general at 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team post-deployment uncasing and honor ceremony

May 12, 2013 -- Remarks by commanding general at Heidelberg German-American Friendship Festival

Feb. 25, 2013 -- Remarks by commanding general at Department of Defense Dependent Schools-Europe Phi Delta Kappa luncheon

Feb. 21, 2013 -- Remarks by commanding general at USAREUR Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards ceremony

Jan. 9, 2013 -- Remarks by commanding general at assumption of command ceremony

Dec. 4, 2012 -- Command philosophy

Dec. 1, 2012
-- Commanding general's introductory message to USAREUR


Background

Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell Jr. assumed command of U.S. Army Europe Dec. 1, 2012.

Education:
Distinguished Military Graduate, Kansas State University

Master's degree in Administration, Central Michigan University

Armor Officer Basic Course

Infantry Officer Advanced Course

U.S. Army Command and General Staff College

U.S. Army War College

Most Recent Assignment:
Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas