Lieutenant General Jim Huggins
Lieutenant General James L. Huggins, Jr., was commissioned as a second
lieutenant of Infantry through ROTC in 1980. His military education includes the
Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms Staff Service School,
United States Army Command and Staff College, Armed Forces Staff College, and
the United States Army War College. He holds a Masters Degree from Central
Lieutenant General Huggins has commanded airborne infantry units at the company,
battalion, brigade, and division levels.
His service as a staff officer includes tours as an S3/G3 Operations officer at
battalion, brigade, and division levels. Following brigade command in Operation
Enduring Freedom, he served as the Chief of Staff, 82nd Airborne Division in
Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Chief of Staff, XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg
and the Multi-National Corps- Iraq, and Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver) 3rd
Infantry Division during the Operation Iraqi Freedom surge.
LTG Huggins then served as Director, Operations, Readiness and Mobilization,
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, Washington, DC.
In August 2010 he assumed command of the 82nd Airborne Division and led CJTF
82 & Regional Command-South in Operation Enduring Freedom until September 2012.
LTG Huggins has been afforded many unique professional experiences and
opportunities to include tours with the 3rd and 25th Infantry Divisions, PACOM,
82nd Airborne Division, XVIII Airborne Corps, as well as two operational
deployments and seven combat tours in OPERATIONS JUST CAUSE, DESERT
SHIELD/STORM, ENDURING FREEDOM, and IRAQI FREEDOM tours.
On 8 March 2013, LTG Huggins assumed duties as the HQDA G-3/5/7.