James R. Hill
Colonel James R. Hill was commissioned as a Medical Service Corps Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School class 1-92, 30 January 1992. His first duty assignment was as an Executive Officer, HHC, 323d General Hospital, Southfield, Michigan. | Colonel Hill serves as the Director of the Army Reserve Engagement Cell at Headquarters, U.S. Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). Prior to this assignment, he served as the Deputy to the Deputy Commanding General (Operations) at Headquarters, USARC. Before that, he served as both the Deputy Surgeon and Chief of Medical Operations and Plans in the Surgeon Directorate at Headquarters, USARC. Before joining the USARC Surgeon Directorate team, he served as the Battalion Commander/Professor Military Science of the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Army ROTC "Eagle" Battalion. Prior to that, Colonel Hill was the Chief of Operations (S3) for the 8th Medical Brigade at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, New York. His other assignments include the following: Medical Planner for U.S. Forces Afghanistan (USFOR-A); Medical Plans and Operations officer for Central Command (CENTCOM); Chief of Operations (S3) for the 3rd Medical Recruiting Battalion; Medical Operations officer for the Department of the Army, Office of the Surgeon General; Medical Plans and Operations officer for Special Operations Command-Pacific; Medical Operations officer for U.S. Army Europe (Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff of Operations-Crisis Action Team) and Liaison Officer for Europe Regional Medical Command; Medical Plans officer for Irwin Army Medical Center; Medical Operations officer for Walter Reed Army Medical Center; Health Facility Planner for Bassett Army Medical Center; and Medical Operations officer for the 381st General Dispensary. | Colonel Hill's military education includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Joint Medical Planners Course, the U.S. Army Combined Arms Exercise Course, and the Support Operations Course. In addition, he is a graduate of the resident Command and General Staff College Intermediate Leader Education and Advanced Operational Warfighting Courses, the Advanced Military Studies Program at the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), the U.S. Army War College and the Joint Combined Warfighting School. | His Military awards include: the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendations Medal (with oak leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with three oak Clusters), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with three oak leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (with bronze star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (with bronze star), Global War on Terror Service Medal, Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with sliver hourglass, M, and 2 devices).