Chief of Staff, Installation Management Command G9
Colonel James J. Love
Colonel James J. (JJ) Love was born in Coldwater, MI on September 2, 1965. He was commissioned as an Armor officer in 1987 from Western Michigan University as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He was initially assigned to 1-63 Armor at Fort Irwin, California where he served as a Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader and Troop Executive Officer. Colonel Love also served as a Scout Platoon Trainer and Company/Team Analyst for the Armor Task Force Training Team, Operations Group.
After completing the Armor Officer Advanced Course in 1992, Colonel Love was initially assigned to 2nd Squadron 11th ACR where he served as the Squadron Adjutant. Upon deactivation of 11th ACR, Colonel Love was assigned to 1st Squadron, 1st U.S. Cavalry, 1st Armored Division in Buedingen, Germany where he served as the Assistant Operations Officer and Commander of C Troop and HHT. In 1995, he deployed C Troop to Operation Joint Endeavour as a part of the NATO Implementation Force (IFOR) in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia until 1996.
In 1997, he was assigned to the National Training Center where he served as a Tow Platoon and Company Trainer and as the Battle Staff/TOC Trainer for the Light Task Force Trainers (Airborne), Operations Group.
After graduation from the Command and General Staff College in 2000, Colonel Love served as the Squadron Operations Officer and Squadron Executive Officer for the 3rd Squadron, 17th U.S. Cavalry Regiment at Fort Drum, New York.
In 2002, Colonel Love was assigned to Army Human Resources Command where he served as the Armor LTC Career Manager and the Armor Branch Chief.
In 2005, Colonel Love assumed command of 1st Squadron, 10th U.S. Cavalry deploying his Squadron in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2005 to December 2006. Upon completion of command, Colonel Love served as the J5 for Joint Interagency Task Force-South in Key West, Florida from 2007 until 2009. In 2010, Colonel Love attended the U.S. Army War College and earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies.
In 2010, Colonel Love assumed command of the U.S. Army Garrison, Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
In 2012, Colonel Love was assigned to HQs, III Corps and Fort Hood to service as the Deputy Chief of Staff. He deployed to Afghanistan from April 2013 to February 2014 where he served as the IJC Assistant to the Chief of Staff. Upon redeployment, Colonel Love served as the Chief of Staff, III Corps at Fort Hood.
Colonel Love is currently assigned as the Chief of Staff, Installation Management Command G9, at Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
Colonel Love’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal with 1 bronze star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon, NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge and Combat Action Badge.
Colonel Love is married to Leslie Love and has two children, Nathaniel and Jakob.