Major General James W. Comstock, United States Army Reserve, was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing from Michigan State University. As a Distinguished Military Graduate of his ROTC class he received a Regular Army commission as a Second Lieutenant of Infantry upon graduation in 1969. He earned a Master of Arts degree in National Security Studies from California State University, San Bernardino, California.

Major General Comstock’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with “V” device and two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with “V” device and five oak leaf clusters, Air Medal-Second Award, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab, and numerous service medals.  In 2009 Major General Comstock was inducted into the Michigan State University Army ROTC Hall of Fame

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

Major General Comstock and his wife Cheryl reside in San Diego California.