MG Jody J. Daniels official photo. (Photo by Zach Mott)
Major General Jody J. Daniels assumed responsibilities as the Commanding General for the 88th Readiness Division on 8 December 2018. In this capacity she oversees the services and Base Operations Support (BASOPS) to more than 52,000 Army Reserve Soldiers, 2,594 Active Guard and Reserve (AGR) Soldiers and 2,524 Civilians serving in 606 units at 277 sites with 579 facilities totaling 10,341,955 square feet of facility space on 18,113 acres of land throughout 19 states in the northwestern U.S. from the Ohio River Valley to the Pacific Coast.
Prior to arriving at 88th Readiness Division, MG Daniels was assigned as Chief of Staff, U.S. Forces Command. She has over 35 years of active and reserve military service. She previously served as the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff G-2, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2 Deputy Director and Director, Intelligence and Knowledge Development Directorate (J2) for U.S. Africa Command, Stuttgart, Germany; dual-hatted as the Commanding General, 87th Army Reserve Support Command (East), Birmingham, Alabama, and Deputy Commanding General, Support, for First Army Division East, Fort Meade, Maryland; and as the Assistant Chief of Staff for U.S. Africa Command. She has served as Commander of the Theater Support Command, which consisted of 11 military intelligence (MI) battalions, and in numerous military leadership positions including command of a MI company in Korea, a basic training battalion in New Jersey, and a MI group in Massachusetts. She has completed a Civil Affairs deployment to Kosovo as well as a deployment to Iraq where she served as the Chief of Plans and Integration and then as the Director for Intelligence (J2) for the Multi-National Security Transition Command–Iraq (MNSTC-I).
In her civilian career, MG Daniels was previously the Director of Advanced Programs for Lockheed Martin's Advanced Technology Laboratories (LM ATL). Prior to that, she was the Director of the Contextual Systems Laboratory and was a manager and engineer in LM ATL's Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. She has served on the Defense Advanced Research Programs Agency (DARPA) Information Science and Technology (ISAT) Review Board, on the ISAT Steering Committee, and Drexel University's Computer Science Department Advisory Board.
MG Daniels holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics (Computer Science) from Carnegie Mellon University, a M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst), and a M.S. in Strategic Studies from the U. S. Army War College. Her awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with two oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Combat Action Badge, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (with two oak leaf clusters), Army Superior Unit Award (with oak leaf cluster), and Knowlton Award.