James “Jim” Boozer became Chief of Staff of the National Defense Industrial Association(NDIA) December 4, 2017.
Major General Boozer came to NDIA after a 35-year career in the U.S. Army, from which he retired as a two-star general in October 2015. His last assignment was as Commander, U.S. Army Japan at Camp Zama in Japan.
Before that, Jim was the Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army in Europe; the Army component for U.S. European Command; in Weisbaden, Germany. Prior to that assignment Jim was the Operations Director for the Assistant Chief of Staff for Army Installations in Washington, DC, the Pentagon.
Jim has served in various operational and staff assignments throughout the Army and commanded at the Brigade and 2 Star level. He served as chief of plans, at U.S. Central Command Forward in Baghdad and Qatar. Jim has also participated in multiple deployments in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring freedom.
Jim was a field artilleryman and commanded a brigade in Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 as a part of the Task Force that secured Baghdad.
Jim graduated from The Citadel in 1980 with a bachelor’s of arts degree in History. He received a master’s degree inStrategic Studies in 2001 from the US Army War College.