On Monday, Maj. Gen. Mark E. Bartman, Ohio adjutant general, announced that Col. James R. Camp has been named the new Ohio assistant adjutant general for Air.
In his new role, Camp will be responsible for directing Air National Guard operations and establishing policy to ensure mission readiness of more than 4,900 personnel assigned to four flying wings and six geographically separated support units. Camp will be replacing Brig. Gen. Gregory Schnulo, who retired October 1.
“Col. Camp brings with him a wealth of experience as a pilot, an instructor, a commander and, most importantly, an Airman,” Bartman said. “He embodies every one of our core values, he is passionate about developing and preparing our Airmen for the future, and his strong leadership skills will be a valued addition to the organization.”
Camp’s current assignment is commander of the Ohio Air National Guard’s 179th Airlift Wing in Mansfield, where he is responsible for the readiness of 1,100 Airmen who provide tactical airlift capabilities to both domestic and expeditionary missions, utilizing the C-130 Hercules airframe. Prior to that, he served as the director of human resources for the Ohio National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters.
“I am continually humbled and inspired by our resilient Soldiers and Airmen in the Ohio National Guard and I look forward to being a part of this legacy,” Camp said.
He began his military career in 1990 when he joined the Ohio Air National Guard’s 121st Air Refueling Wing at Rickenbacker Air National Guard Base in Columbus, which at the time was a tactical fighter wing. Camp had various assignments as a pilot, instructor, evaluator and squadron commander at the 121st. Camp has also served as a staff officer at the Air Mobility Command’s Headquarters and as the commander of the 745th Special Operations Squadron. He was deployed in support of Operations Deny Flight, Decisive Endeavor, Noble Eagle, Northern and Southern Watch, Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
Camp earned his bachelor’s degree in policy and management in 1989 from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He will graduate this spring from Columbia Southern University with a master’s degree in organizational leadership. Camp and his wife Cynthia have four children.
The Ohio National Guard has more than 16,000 personnel and is the nation’s fourth-largest National Guard. The Ohio National Guard responds with ready units and personnel when called for federal, state and community missions, and is an operational reserve of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force.