U.S. Army Europe welcomes new deputy commanding general, chief of staff

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs
March 17, 2011

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- U.S. Army Europe’s next deputy commanding general and chief of staff is Maj. Gen. James C. Boozer, the Defense Department announced yesterday.

Boozer is currently serving as director of operations for Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management.

Boozer’s experience in U.S. Army Europe includes assignments in the 1st Armored Division from 1982-85 in Zirndorf, Germany (near Nuremberg), and the 3rd Infantry Division from 1993-95 in Bamberg, Germany. He also served as the USAREUR Deputy Chief of Staff from 2006 to 2007 in Heidelberg.

His most recent USAREUR assignment was as the Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver) for 1st Armored Division in Bamberg from January 2007 to February 2009, including a deployment to Iraq.

The native of Charleston, S.C., was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1980 through ROTC from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina.