Major General James W. Comstock

comstock.jpgJames W. Comstock graduated from Michigan State University in 1969 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing and received his commission as a second lieutenant in the infantry. He also earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from California State University, San Bernardino.

 Major General Comstock’s active duty career included such assignments as rifle platoon leader in the 82nd Airborne, battalion staff officer with the 1st Cavalry Division in the Republic of Vietnam, and Ranger instructor at Ft. Benning, Georgia. Major General Comstock served in a variety of positions in the Army Reserve to include US Central Command’s Reserve Component Advisor/Deputy J3. He served as the Commander 3d COSCOM, Deputy Commander and Commander Task Force 21 during the 1996 Operations Joint Endeavor mobilization. He served as Commanding General of the 311th Corp Support Command (COSCOM). He also served in other key positions in the 311th COSCOM such as; Deputy Commanding General, Chief of Staff, Assistant Chief of Staff. Major General Comstock served as Battalion Commander of the 155th Supply & Services Battalion. At the 6222nd US Army Reserve School, he served as the MOS Director, the Director of Enlisted Courses, and the Operations Officer. Prior to these assignments he served in a variety of positions with the 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces. Major General Comstock's initial USAR assignment was as a Company Commander, Co. C, 1st BN, 423rd Regiment 3rd BDE (AIT) 70th Division (TNG).

Major General Comstock’s military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Course, Airborne School, Ranger School, Jungle Operations School, Special Forces Operations Course, Command and General Staff College, National Security Management Course, and the Army War College.

His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with “V” device with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with “V” device with five oak leaf clusters, Air Medal-Second Award, Combat Infantryman Badge, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, and the Parachutist Badge.

In his civilian career Major General Comstock has over 35 years of experience in the insurance and investment profession. His current position is; Director Public Funds with Institutional Liability Management LLC located in San Diego, California. He and his wife Cheryl reside in San Diego California.

In recognition of the great credit his exemplary service, superior leadership, and dedication to duty has brought Michigan State University and the United States Army, Major General James W. Comstock is inducted into the MSU Army ROTC Hall of Fame, this 21st day of April two thousand and nine, in the one hundred twenty-fifth year of Military Science at MSU.