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Charles H. Jacoby, Jr.
General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., United States Army
Born June 19, 1957(1957-06-19) (age 64)[1]
Place of birth Detroit, Michigan, United States
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1978 – present
Rank General
Commands held
Battles/wars
Awards

General Charles H. Jacoby, Jr., USA (born June 19, 1957) is a United States Army officer who is currently serving as the fifth Commander, United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and the 22nd Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Jacoby is the first Army officer to assume command of Northern Command. He previously served as the Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, The Joint Staff.[2] He assumed his current assignment on August 3, 2011. A 1978 graduate of the United States Military Academy, General Jacoby attended the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced courses, the Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the National War College. He has a master's degree in History from the University of Michigan.[3] General Jacoby is notable as the first non-command pilot to serve as commander of either NORAD/USNORTHCOM, as both commands have traditionally been dominated by Air Force officers and NORAD carries a heavy air interdiction mission.[4][5]

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

Individual awards
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Distinguished Service Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster)
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal (with two bronze oak leaf clusters)
Legion of Merit
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star (with one bronze oak leaf cluster)
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Silver oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal (with one silver oak leaf cluster)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal (with four bronze oak leaf clusters)
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster)
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal (with one bronze service star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with one bronze service star)
Bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal (with one bronze service star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Bronze star
Humanitarian Service Medal (with one bronze service star)
Army Service Ribbon
Ribbon numeral 6.png Overseas Service Ribbon (with award numeral 6)
Unit awards
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with two bronze oak leaf clusters)
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Superior Unit Award
International military award
Inter-American Defense Board Medal
Foreign awards
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Badges
Combat Infantry Badge.svg Combat Infantryman Badge
Expert Infantry Badge.svg Expert Infantryman Badge
US Army Airborne master parachutist badge.gif Master Parachutist Badge
AirAssault.svg Air Assault Badge
Honduras Jump Wings.jpg Honduran Parachutist Badge
No image.png Royal Thai Airborne badge
Ranger Tab.png Ranger Tab
Seal of the United States Northern Command.png United States Northern Command Badge
North American Aerospace Defense Command logo.jpg North American Aerospace Defense Command Badge
Other accoutrements
82AirborneDivCSIB.jpg 82nd Airborne Division Combat Service Identification Badge
325InfRegtDUI.png 325th Infantry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
ArmyOSB.jpg 3 Overseas Service Bars
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Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

Military offices
Preceded by
James A. Winnefeld, Jr.
Commander of the North American Aerospace Defense Command
&
Commander of the United States Northern Command

August 3, 2011 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent


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