Charles H. Jacoby Jr. Military person

Charles H. Jacoby, Jr. (born June 19, 1957) is a retired United States Army General who was served as the fifth Commander, United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and the 22nd Commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD). Jacoby was the first Army officer to assume command of Northern Command. He previously served as the Director for Strategic Plans and Policy, The Joint Staff. He assumed his current assignment on August 3, 2011 and was succeeded by Admiral William E. Gortney on December 5, 2014. A 1978 graduate of the United States Military Academy, General Jacoby attended the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced courses, the Army Command and General Staff College, the School of Advanced Military Studies, and the National War College. He has a master’s degree in History from the University of Michigan. General Jacoby is notable as the first non-command pilot to serve as commander of either NORAD/USNORTHCOM, as both commands have traditionally been dominated by Air Force officers and NORAD carries a heavy air interdiction mission.

Personal facts

Charles H. Jacoby Jr.
Birth dateJanuary 01, 1954
Birth place
Detroit , United States


Military person

allegianceUnited States
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal (U.S. Army)
Legion of Merit
Defense Superior Service Medal
military operations
Iraq War
War on Terror
War in Afghanistan (2013-present)
military branch
United States Army
military command
*I Corps
*Multi-National Corps – Iraq
*North American Aerospace Defense Command
*United States Army Alaska
*United States Northern Command
service start1978

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