COLUMBUS -- A former commander of the 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield will be promoted Friday, Jan. 8, to major general after more than 30 years of service in the Ohio Air National Guard.
Brig. Gen. James R. Camp, the Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air, will be promoted during a 2 p.m. ceremony, which will be livestreamed on the Ohio National Guard Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/TheOhioNationalGuard.
Camp, a resident of Dublin, will be joined by immediate family for the ceremony. In addition to being the assistant adjutant general for Air, Camp is also dual-hatted as the Air National Guard assistant to the director of operations at the U.S. Transportation Command.
He was the commander of the 179th Airlift Wing from June 2016 to November 2017.
Camp's other past assignments include director of human resources for theOhio National Guard's Joint Force Headquarters in Columbus.
As Assistant Adjutant General for Air for the Ohio National Guard, Camp is responsible to the Ohio Adjutant General for directing Air National Guard operations and establishing policy to ensure mission readiness of more than 5,100 personnel assigned to four flying wings and six geographically separated support units.
In his dual role as the Air National Guard Assistant to the USTRANSCOM J3, Camp is responsible for advising the Director of Operations on mobilization policies and procedures for worldwide airlift, air refueling, aeromedical evacuation, and contingency response operations affecting more than 35,000 Air National Guard members.
Camp earned his commission in 1990 through the Academy of Military Science, McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Tenn.
Following his commission, he attended undergraduate pilot training at Columbus Air Force Base, Miss.
He has served in a number of operational and staff positions throughout his career to include the Ohio National Guard Director of Human Resources, 745th Special Operations Squadron (Provisional) Commander, and Coordinator and Tanker Control Duty Officer with the 618th Tanker Airlift Control Center.
Camp is a command pilot with more than 4,000 hours of military flight time. Throughout his career, he has deployed in support of operations Deny Flight, Decisive Endeavor, Noble Eagle, Northern Watch, Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom, and Enduring Freedom.