Brigadier General Jim Brickman was born in Saint James, Missouri, November 1942. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1965, was awarded a Bachelor of Business Administration Degree, designated a Distinguished Military Graduate in the ROTC Program and commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Artillery.
His military education includes the Field Artillery Basic Officer and Advanced Officer courses, the Army Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College.
General Brickman has held a variety of important command and staff positions which include: Deputy Commander, Combined Arms Combat Activity, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Commander of 101st Airborne Division Artillery, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Commander of United States Army Force Integration Support Agency, Washington, D.C.; Director of Requirements, Support Systems, Office of Deputy Chief of Staff to Operations and Plans, Headquarters, Department of Army, Washington, D.C.; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Developments, Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia; Assistant division Commander for Support, 1st Infantry Division, fort Riley, Kansas; and most recently, Commanding General, XVIII Airborne Corps Artillery, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Other major assignments include: Gunnery instructor at the Field Artillery School; battery commander in Vietnam and Korea; Assistant Professor Military Science at New Mexico Military Institute; battalion and brigade level staff officer positions in Vietnam, Germany and Korea; operations and briefing officer for Project Mobile Army Sensor Systems Test Evaluation and Review at Fort Hood, Texas; action officer and team chief in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans at Department of Army; division assistant inspector general in Germany; and battalion commander of 2d Battalion, 18th Field Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with four Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Vietnamese Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (with numeral “3”), Vietnamese Campaign Medal (with four Bronze Stars), Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Egyptian and Australian Airborne Badges.