Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Col. Jamie Inman ’86 is responsible for coordinating the actions of the Institute’s primary staff officers and ensuring integration of all organizational and post operations, events, and issues.

His additional duties include publishing and maintaining all general orders, special orders, and memoranda, and in coordination with the offices of the Registrar and the Commandant of Cadets for official cadet files. He serves as chair of the Institute Planning Committee, composed of senior VMI executives who issue policy guidance and provide advice to the Superintendent.

Col. Inman is a native of Trenton, Tennessee, and received his bachelor's degree in English from Virginia Military Institute in 1986. He also holds master's degrees in Liberal Arts from Louisiana State University and in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.

Col. Inman's military education includes the Command and General Staff College and the National War College.

His most recent assignment prior to retirement was as the Commander of the National Capitol Region Warrior Transition Brigade. In this capacity, he was responsible for all wounded, ill and injured soldiers in the NCR. Other assignments include chief of staff, U.S. Army Cadet Command; field artillery branch chief, Human Resources Command; commander 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery, 101st Airborne Division; duty at the United States Military Delegation to NATO in Brussels Belgium; and other field artillery assignments as a company and field grade officer.

Military awards and decorations that Colonel Inman has received include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, and Purple Heart.

He wears U.S. campaign ribbons for combat duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and Desert Shield/Storm. He is also authorized to wear the Air Assault Badge, Senior Parachutist Wings, Ranger Tab, and the Joint Staff Identification Badge.