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Army Colonel Jim Chevallier is the Deputy Commander for Joint Base San Antonio and the 502nd Air Base Wing Vice Commander. The 8,000-person 502nd ABW consolidates 49 installation management support functions for a military community with an annual operating budget of more than $700 million and a $32 billion plant replacement value. It encompasses more than 80,000 full-time personnel, 145,000 students and a retiree community of more than 250,000. The 502nd ABW also supports in excess of $4.5 billion in directed projects. The Wing has host base responsibilities for Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Lackland and Randolph.

Colonel Chevallier graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science degree in Wildlife Resources. He earned a Master of Science degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He is a graduate of the Armor Officers' Basic Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Infantry Officers' Advanced Course, Cavalry Leaders' Course, Army Command and General Staff College and Naval War College.

Colonel Chevallier's previous assignments include: Chief of Staff, United States Forces Afghanistan, New Kabul Compound, Kabul Afghanistan; Commander, USAG Fort Irwin and the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif: Chief, Counter IED Task Force, CENTCOM CJ3, MacDill AFB, Fla.; Commander, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division (M), Germany and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; Exchange Officer, Royal Australian Armored Corp, Pukapunyal, Australia; Squadron S3 (2nd Squadron) and Regimental S3, 2nd Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, La.; Senior Armor Observer Controller, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La; Plans Officer and Armor Company Trainer, Operations Group, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif; Maintenance Officer 1-63 Armor, 177th AR BDE (SEP) and Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor, 177th AR BDE (SEP), National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif; Commander, L Troop, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, VII Corps, Germany; S3 Air, 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, VII Corps, Amberg, Germany and Operations DESERT SHIELD and STORM, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait; Platoon and Executive Officer, B Company, 3rd Battalion, 32nd Armor and Battalion Maintenance Officer, 3rd Battalion, 32nd Armor, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; and Platoon Leader, B Company, 1st Battalion, 72nd Armor, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea.

His awards and decorations include: Defense Superior Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Bronze Star Medal with one oak leaf cluster; Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Army Achievement Medal with two oak leaf clusters; Valorous Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster; Army Parachutist Badge and Combat Action Badge.

(Current as of September 2012)