BG James Gallivan, USA

Army Futures Command
Chief of Staff
2019 Human Systems Conference : Keynote Address
Brigadier General James "Jay" Gallivan was commissioned an Armor Officer through ROTC upon graduation from Florida State University in 1992.

His initial duty assignment was with the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, where he served as a tank platoon leader, scout platoon leader and tank company executive officer. He commanded Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry and Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor in the 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Following graduate school, he served on the Army Staff as a plans officer in the War Plans Division.

With the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, he served as a squadron operations officer in 3d Squadron in Iraq and as the regimental operations officer in Fort Carson, Colorado, and Iraq. He served as an interagency and civil support plans officer in USNORTHCOM’s Standing Joint Force Headquarters as well as the deputy executive officer to the Commander, NORAD and USNORTHCOM.

General Gallivan commanded the 1st Battalion, 77th Armor Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas, and in Iraq. He served as the senior reconnaissance squadron trainer and senior brigade trainer at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. Prior to joining the 402nd Field Artillery Brigade and the 5th Armor Brigade, he served as the Chief of Staff with the 1st Armored Division’s CENTCOM Forward-Jordan. Following brigade command, he served as the Chief of Staff for the 1st Cavalry Division. His most recent assignment was with the National Security Council and he currently serves as the 1AD Deputy Commanding General, Operations.

General Gallivan is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College. He also received a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with V Device, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Staff Identification Badge, the Combat Action Badge and the Parachutist Badge.