COL James R. Pullen
(Past) Army Reserve Adviser
Area(s) of Expertise: Army Reserve issues; public affairs.
Phone: (717) 245-4125
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Colonel James R. Pullen became the U.S. Army Reserve Adviser to the Strategic Studies Institute in October 2002. He was commissioned in 1978 through Army ROTC as a Field Artillery officer. His most recent assignment was as the Chief of Executive Communications and speechwriter for the Chief, Army Reserve, in the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve (OCAR), Headquarters, Department of the Army. Colonel Pullen earlier served as the OCAR Media Relations Officer; Assistant Public Affairs Officer (PAO) for Reserve Components/Deputy PAO at Headquarters, U.S. Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Public Affairs Reserve Components Plans and Policy Officer at Headquarter, Fifth U.S. Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Public Affairs Staff Officer at U.S. Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course Manager, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; and Media Relations Officer, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Colonel Pullen also served as a towed 105mm howitzer firing battery commander, a light infantry and mechanized infantry battalion fire support officer, a self-propelled 155mm howitzer battery executive officer and a mechanized infantry company fire support team chief. Colonel Pullen served as the Deputy Director of the Operation PACIFIC HAVEN Joint Information Bureau in 1996, Senior Force Public Affairs Officer/U.S. PAO for the combined/joint exercise BALIKATAN '95 in the Philippines and Chief of Media Operations for the U.S. Forces Somalia Joint Information Bureau in Mogadishu, Somalia, from October 1993 to January 1994. His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic, Officer Advanced and Cannon Battery Officers Courses, the Public Affairs Officers Course, the Command and General Staff College and the Joint Public Affairs Advanced Course. He received a B.A. in History from Indiana University. Col Pullen deployed from SSI in May of 2004.
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