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Lieutenant General Jim Huggins

LTG 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 Michigan University.

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.