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LTC James Fager


AFSBn-Riley Commander

Lieutenant Colonel James “Jim” Fager assumed command of the Army Field Support Battalion-Riley June 2023.

LTC Fager graduated from the University of Massachusetts and was commissioned in 2003 in the Transportation Corps. He was assigned to Fort Eustis, Virginia, where he served in the 10th Transportation Battalion. He then deployed to Iraq in 2006 as the detachment commander of the 149th Cargo Transfer Detachment in Mosul. Following the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, he commanded G Company, 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 506th Regimental Combat Team (Currahee), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Afghanistan and Fort Campbell, Kentucky. After command, LTC Fager served as an instructor at the Logistics Captains Career Course. He then served as the branch chief, Support Operations, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Hawaii. LTC Fager was then assigned to Fort Hood (known as Fort Cavazos since 2023), Texas, as the Distribution Integration branch chief in Afghanistan for the 4th Sustainment Brigade. He then was the battalion executive officer, and brigade XO for the 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade at Fort Hood, and Afghanistan respectively. He was then assigned to the G4 (Logistics), Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal. LTC Fager was selected to be the secretary of the General Staff for U.S. Army Materiel Command. LTC Fager’s joint assignment was at U.S. Africa Command, Germany, where he was the J4 chief of Logistics Plans, and then Strategic Alignment branch chief. His most recent assignment was as the Support Operations officer for the 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, Fort Riley, Kansas, while simultaneously serving as the rear G4 for 1st Infantry Division.

His military education includes the Support Operations Course, the Joint Logistics Course, the Command and General Staff College, LOGTECH, and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School.

LTC Fager’s civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science in business from UMass, and a Master of Arts in public policy and in strategic communication, both from Liberty University.

His awards and decorations include four Bronze Star Medals, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, four Meritorious Service Medals, Air Medal, two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, and the Combat Action Badge.

LTC Fager is married to the former Sandrah King, and they have four children.