John Campbell

Senior Advisor

John CampbellGeneral Campbell (U.S. Army-Ret.), Senior Advisor at McChrystal Group, was most recently the commander of the Resolute Support Mission and United States Forces—Afghanistan. Prior to this command assignment, he was appointed by the President of the United States to serve as the 34th Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.

During his military career, General Campbell held a number of joint assignments in Washington, D.C., and duties spanning Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan. He served as the Commanding General of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and the Combined Joint Task Force 101 at the operational headquarters for Regional Command East in Afghanistan, and in July 2014, General Campbell was confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces—Afghanistan. ISAF later transitioned to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s Resolute Support Mission.

General Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy and a master’s degree in Public Administration from Golden Gate University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. During his military service, General Campbell earned a number of individual and campaign awards and decorations to include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, three Distinguished Service Medals, the Defense Superior Service Medal, two Legions of Merit, three Bronze Star Medals, two Defense Meritorious Service Medals, six Meritorious Service Medals, two Humanitarian Service Medals, as well as the Ranger and Special Forces Tabs.