Golden Gate University graduate nominated to Major General

by Sgt. 1st Class Michelle Conrad
7th Civil Support Command Public Affairs

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced the presidential nomination of Golden Gate University graduate, Brig. Gen. Jimmie Jaye Wells for promotion to the rank of major general and his selection as commander of the 75th Battle Command Training Division in Houston, Texas.

Wells, a native of Lockhart, Texas, serves here as the commanding general of the 7th Civil Support Command, Europe’s only Army Reserve command, and deputy commanding general of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command.

During his tenure as the 7th CSC commander, the unit ranked among the top ten percent in Individual Soldier Readiness for the entire Army Reserves while building relations with German, Italian and European nation Soldiers.

As the commander of Europe’s only Army Reserve Command capable of simultaneously providing theater and expeditionary consequence management and civil affairs support, Wells offered expert advice to the commanding general of U.S. Army Europe. In his next assignment as the commanding general for the 75th BCTD, he will oversee pre-deployment battalion and higher battle command staff training for all components in the Army.

The 75th BCTD utilizes skilled and professional observer controller trainers which provide realistic and stressful digital training for units at Maneuver and Battle Command Training Centers located throughout the United States.

Wells earned a Bachelors of Science with the University of Wisconsin in 1979, a Masters in Business Administration from the Golden Gate University, San Francisco, in 1986 and completed his studies at the Army War College in 2005. 

Recently, Wells became the only general officer from the U.S. Department of Defense selected to attend and graduate from the United Nations Senior Missions Course in Pretoria, Africa. 

The Field Artillery Officer Candidate School also inducted Wells recently into the Hall of Fame in Fort Sill, Ok.