FIRST ARMY DIVISION WEST BANNER

191st Infantry Brigade Commander
COL James W. Danna III

COL Danna is a 1985 Distinguished Military Graduate from Moravian College in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and was commissioned into the Infantry – where he has commanded at every level from platoon thru battalion. After completion of the Infantry Officer Basic Course, COL Danna was assigned to Charlie Company, 5-502 Infantry Regiment, Berlin Brigade where he served as an 81mm mortar and rifle platoon leader, and subsequently assigned to CSC/5-502 as the scout platoon leader and executive officer. After completion of the Infantry Officers Advanced Course in March 1990, COL Danna was assigned to 1st Brigade 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum New York where he served as the Brigade S3 Air, Battalion Assistant S3 and Charlie Company Commander of 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment. In January 1994 COL Danna was then assigned to the Operations Group, Combat Maneuver Training Center in Hohenfels, Germany serving as G3 Plans and Operations Officer, Headquarters Company Commander, and S3 of 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment (OPFOR). Upon completion of the Command and General Staff College and School of Advanced Military Studies in June 2000, COL Danna was assigned to V Corps Headquarters in Heidelberg, Germany where he served as the G3 Contingency Planner and Chief of Plans – to include leading the V Corps planning efforts in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon completion of his assignment in Heidelberg in July 2002, COL Danna was assigned as the Executive Officer, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Baumholder, Germany to include 16 months of combat in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I and I.5, and the redeployment, reconstitution, retraining of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team in Germany. In June 2005 COL Danna assumed command of 2nd Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2BCT, 1st Armored Division. After completing pre deployment training and preparations - COL Danna led his Battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07 from November 2005 thru November 2006 – conducting full spectrum operations while assigned to the 4th BCT, 4th Infantry Division in the West Rashid District of Baghdad, Iraq. After changing command in June 2007 COL Danna was next assigned as the Chief of the Battle Command and Awareness Division (BCAD), Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), Headquarters Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Fort Monroe, Virginia. From August 2008 through June 2009 Colonel Danna studied in an International Fellowship in Security Studies at the Geneva Center for Security Policy (GCSP) in Geneva, Switzerland. In June 2009 he returned to Iraq to serve as the C5 Chief of Plans for Multi National Corps Iraq (MNC-I) and later as the J5 Plans for United States Forces – Iraq. In March 2010 Colonel Danna returned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord to assume the duties of the Corps G3 and subsequently deployed with I Corps HQs to Afghanistan in June 2011 to serve as the Chief Campaign Plans in the ISAF Joint Command HQs. In July 2012 COL Danna assumed the duties of the Executive Officer to the Commanding General I Corps.

COL Danna is a graduate of the Infantry Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses at Fort Benning, Georgia, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, and the Geneve Center for Security Policy (GCSP), Geneve, Switzerland. COL Danna has a BA in History from Moravian College, a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Maryland, and two Masters of Military Arts and Science (MMAS) from the United States Army Command and General Staff College.



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