James F. Amos


James F. Amos

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caption=General James F. Amos, USMC 31st Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
nickname= Tamer
allegiance= United States of America
branch= United States Marine Corps
serviceyears= 1970-present
rank= General
commands= Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps Marine Corps Combat Development Command Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration II Marine Expeditionary Force 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing Marine Aircraft Group 31 VMFA-312
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battles= Iraq War
awards=Distinguished Service Medal Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit (2) Bronze Star
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General James F. Amos, USMC, is the 31st and current Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. A Naval aviator by trade, General Amos has held command at all levels, most notably with the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing during Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 and 2004. He previously served as Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command and Deputy Commandant, Combat Development and Integration from 2004 to July 2008. General Amos assumed his current assignment on July 3, 2008 United States Marine Corps History Division [http://www.tecom.usmc.mil/HD/Frequently_Requested/Assistant_Commandant.htm Marine Corps Assistant Commandants] ] .

Career

General Amos graduated from the University of Idaho in 1970. He was designated a Naval Aviator in 1971, and has held a variety of operational and staff assignments since 1972.

Operational assignments include tours with VMFA-212, VMFA-235, VMFA-232 and VMFA-122 where he flew the F-4 Phantom II. In 1985 then-Lieutenant Colonel Amos assumed command of Marine Air Base Squadron 24. Transitioning to the F/A-18 Hornet, he assumed command of VMFA-312 and subsequently joined Carrier Air Wing Eight onboard the USS "Theodore Roosevelt" (CVN-71). In May 1996, General Amos took command of Marine Aircraft Group 31 in Beaufort, South Carolina. In August 2002, he assumed command of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing and deployed with them to Kuwait and Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. General Amos served as Commanding General of the II Marine Expeditionary Force from July 2004 to July 2006.

General Amos' staff assignments include tours with MAG-15 and MAG-31, the III Marine Amphibious Force, Training Squadron Seven, The Basic School, and with the MAGTF Staff Training Program. Promoted to brigadier general in 1998, he was assigned to NATO as Deputy Commander, Naval Striking Forces, Southern Europe, and as the U.S. Deputy Commanding General, Fleet Marine Force, Europe, Naples Italy. During this tour he commanded NATO's Kosovo Verification Coordination Center, and served as Chief of Staff, U.S. Joint Task Force Noble Anvil during the air campaign over Kosovo. Transferred in 2000 to The Pentagon, he was assigned as Assistant Deputy Commandant for Aviation. Reassigned in December 2001, General Amos served as the Assistant Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations Department, Headquarters Marine Corps. From August 2006 to July 2008, General Amos served as Commanding General, Marine Corps Combat Development Command (MCCDC), and Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration.

General Amos became the 31st Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps on July 3, 2008

Military schools

General Amos is a graduate of the Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Virginia and the Air War College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama.

Awards

His personal decorations include:

Image gallery

ee also

*Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps

Notes

References

:Marine Corps
*cite web |url=http://www.usmc.mil/genbios2.nsf/biographies/460235FECE898E8C85256801004FF15F?opendocument |title=Official biography for James F. Amos
publisher=United States Marine Corps
date=August 28, 2006
accessdate=2006-11-19

*cite web|accessdate=2007-10-10
url=https://slsp.manpower.usmc.mil/gosa/biographies/rptBiography.asp?PERSON_ID=129&PERSON_TYPE=General
title=Official Biography:Lieutenant General James F. Amos, Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration
work=Biographies: General Officers & Senior Executives
publisher=Manpower & Reserve Affairs, United States Marine Corps

*cite web|accessdate=2008-08-05
url=https://slsp.manpower.usmc.mil/gosa/biographies/rptBiography.asp?PERSON_ID=129&PERSON_TYPE=General
title=Official Biography:General James F. Amos, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps
work=Biographies: General Officers & Senior Executives
publisher=Manpower & Reserve Affairs, United States Marine Corps


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