MG Jimmie Jaye Wells

Commanding General, 75th Training Division (Mission Command)

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Major General Jimmie Jaye Wells
Commanding General
75th Training Division (Mission Command)
 
 
  Major General Jimmie Jaye Wells was assigned as commanding general of the 75th Training
Division (Mission Command), Houston, Texas in July 2011. Prior to this assignment, he
served as the Commander of the Civil Support Command, Kaiserslautern, Germany and Deputy
Commanding General of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command. He previously served as the
Commander of the 1st Battle Command Training Brigade, 75th Mission Command Training
Division. 
 
He graduated with honors and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant from Officer Candidate
School, Fort Benning, GA in 1981. He graduated with honors from the Defense Language
Institute, Monterey, CA in 1982. His military education includes the Field Artillery
Officer Basic and Advance courses; Korean Ranger Course; Infantry, and Ordnance
Qualification courses; U.S. Air Force Load Planners Course, Jungle Warfare Course–Panama
(twice), Basic Airborne Course and the 82nd Airborne Division Jumpmaster Course. He is a
graduate of the Command and General Staff Officers Course, the Associate Logistics
Executive Development Course, CAPSTONE Flag Officer Course, and Advanced Joint Professional
Military Education. He earned a Masters of Business Administration from Golden Gate
University- San Francisco in 1986 and a Masters of Strategic Studies at the Army War
College in 2005.  
 
As a First Lieutenant, he served as a team leader for a nuclear support team and as the
Operations and Intelligence Officer of the Weapons Support Detachment–Korea in 1982-83. He
then became a Fire Support Officer for the 2nd Battalion, 505th Infantry, 82nd Airborne
Division Artillery participating in Operation Urgent Fury, Grenada, in 1983. In 1988, he
joined the 108th Division and served as an Infantry Company Commander. In 1992, he joined
the 90th Regional Support Command in the Office of the Deputy Commander–Operations. He then
became the Maintenance Operations Officer and later Executive Officer of 694th Maintenance
Battalion for three years. He left that position to become the first commander of the 363rd
Quartermaster Battalion (Petroleum) in 2000. In 2003, he returned to a second battalion
command of the 694th Maintenance Battalion. He was subsequently selected as the
Intelligence and Operations Officer and later as the Support Operations Officer for the
172nd Corps Support Group at Logistics Support Area Anaconda, Iraq. In his third combat
tour, he was deputy for operations at the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office, U.S.
Embassy in Baghdad. In October 2005, while still in Iraq, he was selected to command the
newly formed 208th Regional Support Group and served a total of 22 months in theater.
 
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze
Star with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Army
Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Combat Action Badge and the Master
Parachutist Badge.
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