Chief of Staff

Military Chief of Staff
Lieutenant Colonel Jason M. Knapp



Lt. Col. Jason M. Knapp assumed duties as the Joint Munitions Command’s Chief of Staff on July 31, 2023. In this capacity, he supervises the Command General Staff, Munitions Logistics and Readiness Center and the Special Staff.

In April 1997, Knapp enlisted in the Army Reserve. In June 2002, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the Ordnance Corps from the Army ROTC program at Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.

He has earned a Master of Science in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in Business Administration – Management from New Charter University, San Francisco, California, and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Automotive Technology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Illinois.

Knapp’s previous assignments include Assistant S4, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Q-West. Iraq, 2003; Mechanical Maintenance Platoon Leader, Maintenance Control Officer, B Company, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Q-West, Iraq, and Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 2004-2005; Logistics Operations Officer, Military Transition Team, 1st Battalion, 327 Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, FOB McHenry, Iraq, 2005-2006; Support Operation Maintenance Officer, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, 2006-2007; Battalion S1, 832nd Ordnance Battalion, 59th Ordnance Brigade, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, 2008; Company Commander, HQ/A Company, 832nd Ordnance Battalion, 59th Ordnance Brigade, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, 2009-2010; Deputy Supply and Services Officer, G4, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, 2010-2011; Secretary of the General Staff, United States Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky, 2011-2013; Deputy Support Operations Officer, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, 2014-2015; Support Operations Officer, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion,1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Camp Beuhring, Kuwait, and Fort Riley, Kansas, 2015-2016 (OND/OIR/OEF 2015); Battalion Executive Officer, 601st Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, 2016-2017; G4 Logistics Planner, US Army Europe, 2017-2019; Commander, Army Field Support Battalion - Mannheim, Mannheim, Germany, 2019-2021; and Deputy Brigade Commander and Executive Officer, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, Mannheim, Germany, 2021-2022.

His military education includes the Ordnance Officer’s Basic Course, Air Assault Course, Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, Command and General Staff College, Support Operations Course Phase 2, Joint Planners Course, Defense Support to Civil Authority Course, Security Cooperation Planner’s Course, and the U.S. Army War College.

Knapp’s awards and achievements include Meritorious Service Medal (6 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (4 campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal (1 bronze star), Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, three Meritorious Unit Commendations, Overseas Service Ribbon (5 numerals), Combat Action Badge, Air Assault Badge, and Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe Medallion.

Chief of Staff

Civilian Chief of Staff
John Campbell



John Campbell currently serves as the Civilian Chief of Staff, Joint Munitions Command, Rock Island, Illinois. In this position, he supervises the Command General Staff and the Environmental, Health and Safety Directorate.

Campbell ensures daily execution of command mission and progress on strategic efforts is maintained for senior leadership. Campbell provides specific focus and guidance in areas of finance, personnel, audit, information technology, security and safety/environmental domains across the command.

Campbell’s previous assignment was Deputy Chief of Staff for Resource Management, where he was responsible for strategic financial and manpower planning and execution in support of the ammunition mission for all services across 17 installations. Campbell served as the principal financial advisor to the Commander.

Campbell also serves as the executive sponsor for the Minority College Relations Program, which aims to enhance the diversity of the civilian workforce through employment and liaison efforts between the Army and higher-level education institutions.

Campbell’s additional past assignments include: Director, Sustainment Operations; Chief, Small Caliber Division; Chief, Requirements Planning Division; Chief, Production Quality Management Division; Lead Quality Assurance Specialist focused on JMC Installation quality support programs; and assignments as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Black Belt for the command.

Campbell was the 16th certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt in the U.S. Army, leading and coaching projects across HQ, JMC. He holds a master of science in business administration from Texas A&M University, Texarkana, Texas, and a bachelor of science in computer science from the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. Campbell is Level III certified for Financial Management. He is Level III Army Acquisition Corps certified in Business Financial Management as well as Production, Quality and Manufacturing; and a member of the Army Acquisition Corps.

1348 times.
Last updated: 05/15/2024 5:11 PM