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James Campbell

James Campbell

Visiting Associate Professor


Dr. James D. Campbell is a Visiting Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins University Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.  He is the past Chair of the Department of Joint Warfighting at the US Air Command and Staff College (ACSC).  A retired US Army Brigadier General, Dr. Campbell served as an Infantryman and Strategic Plans and Policy Officer for thirty years, with assignments at all levels of command and staff, in both the Regular Army and the National Guard.  Most recently he served as the Deputy Chief, Operations Plans Division at US Central Command, and prior to his retirement from the Army he served as the 39th Adjutant General of Maine and Commissioner of the Maine Department of Defense, Veterans and Emergency Management.  While in that cabinet-level position, he was appointed to the Army Reserve Forces Policy Committee, an advisory body to the Secretary of the Army.  A graduate of Colby College, Dr. Campbell holds a M.A. in European History and a Ph.D. in British History from the University of Maine.  He is a graduate of the US Army War College where he received the Commandant’s Award for Distinction in Research, and he was an International Security Studies Fellow at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University. He has written on both military history and contemporary security issues, and his book, titled “The Army Isn’t All Work:” Physical Culture and the Evolution of the British Army 1860-1920, was published in 2012. He remains focused on issues related to the Reserve Components, Homeland Security and Civil-Military affairs, and his current historical research interests include British imperial military operations and the Army in India.



  • Britain/British Empire
  • Joint Military Operations
  • Homeland Security
  • Civil-Military Affairs
  • Defense/Security Strategy and Policy