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402d Field Artillery Brigade Commander
COL James J. Gallivan

402 Brigade Commander

Colonel Jay Gallivan was commissioned an Armor Officer upon graduation from Florida State University in 1992.

His initial duty assignment was with the First 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 of 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry and Delta Company of 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.

Colonel 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. His most recent assignment was as the Chief of Staff with the 1st Armored Division’s CENTCOM Forward-Jordan.

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

His awards and decorations include the 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.




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