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General
James H. Dickinson
Born 1962 or 1963 (age 58–59)[1]
Place of birth Estes Park, Colorado
Allegiance  United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1985–present (35–36 years)
Rank Army-USA-OF-09.svg General
Commands held United States Space Command
U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command
32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command
94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command
35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
1st Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment
Battles/wars Gulf War
Awards Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal (2)
Defense Superior Service Medal (3)
Legion of Merit (2)

James H. Dickinson is a United States Army general currently serving as the commander of the United States Space Command, previously serving as its deputy commander until assuming his current position in August 2020.[2] He also served as the commanding general of the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command.[3][4]

Dickinson received his commission as a second lieutenant, through the Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps from Colorado State University in 1985.[5]

Awards and decorations[edit | edit source]

Master space badge.JPG Master Space Badge
United States Air Force Parachutist Badge.svg Basic Parachutist Badge
United States Space Command emblem 2019.png United States Space Command Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
United States Army Staff Identification Badge.png Army Staff Identification Badge
32aamdc.svg 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command Combat Service Identification Badge
7 ADA Rgt DUI.jpg 7th Air Defense Artillery Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
ArmyOSB.svg 5 Overseas Service Bars
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Distinguished Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Width-44 scarlet ribbon with width-4 ultramarine blue stripe at center, surrounded by width-1 white stripes. Width-1 white stripes are at the edges. Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Joint Meritorious Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Commendation
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Superior Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Bronze star
Southwest Asia Service Medal with service star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal ribbon.svg Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Award numeral 2.svg Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 2
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)

References[edit | edit source]

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Military offices
Preceded by
John Uberti
Chief of Staff of the United States Strategic Command
2015–2017
Succeeded by
Daniel L. Karbler
Preceded by
David L. Mann
Commander of the United States Army Space and Missile Defense Command
2017–2019
New title Deputy Commander of the United States Space Command
2019–2020
Succeeded by
John E. Shaw
Preceded by
John W. Raymond
Commander of the United States Space Command
2020–present
Incumbent

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