Military Bios

Vice Admiral James D. McArthur, Jr.:

Military Branch:United States Navy
Position: Commander, Naval Network Warfare Command
Vice Adm. McArthur arrived at his first fleet squadron, VF-211, in December 1975 and deployed twice to the Western Pacific/Indian Oceans in USS Constellation (CV 64). After three and one half years, Vice Adm. McArthur reported to VF-124 as an Instructor Pilot and Landing Signals Officer. In July 1982, he returned to the fleet with VF-1, and deployed in USS Ranger (CV 61) and USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63).
Vice Adm. McArthur was then assigned to the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations for Strategy, Plans, and Policy (OP-60) in December 1984. In August 1986, he reported to VF-24 as Executive Officer, and assumed command of the squadron in December 1987. Upon detachment in May 1989, he reported to Carrier Air Wing Fifteen as the Deputy Commander. In July 1991, he transferred to the Bureau of Naval Personnel (BUPERS) to become the Head, Aviation Commander Assignment Branch.
Following the BUPERS tour, he took command of Carrier Air Wing Eleven embarked in USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72). After a deployment to the Arabian Gulf, he was reassigned briefly as the Head, Aviation Officer Distribution/Aviation Captain Assignments (PERS 43) and then was selected to serve as Executive Assistant to the Vice Chief of Naval Operations in July 1995. In August 1996, he became the Executive Assistant to the Chief of Naval Operations.
In May, 1998, he reported to the Joint Staff as the Deputy Director for Strategy and Policy (J5). He relieved as Commander, Carrier Group Two on May 25, 2000, and deployed to the Arabian Gulf with the Harry S. Truman Battle Group. After deployment, he was assigned as the Director of Operations (J3) at U.S. Space Command and subsequently, the Director of Global Operations, U.S. Strategic Command. On March 26, 2004, Vice Adm. McArthur assumed command of Naval Network Warfare Command in Little Creek, Va.
Vice Adm. McArthur has more than 1,100 arrested landings and 4,300 flight hours and has been awarded the Defense Superior Service Medal (two), the Legion of Merit (three), the Meritorious Service Medal (four), and the Navy Achievement Medal.
Updated: 13 April 2004


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