COL Lakicia Stokes
Colonel Lakicia R. Stokes enlisted in the Alabama Army National Guard in 1994 as an automated logistics specialist and later reclassed to a power generator repairer. She graduated from Troy State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration in 1999 and was subsequently commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Transportation Corps in 1999. She also earned a Master of Science Degree in Kinesiology from Indiana University in 2008 and recently earned a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College prior to arriving at Fort Cavazos for her current assignment as the U.S. Army Fort Cavazos Garrison commander.
A 29-year veteran, Stokes has held various command and staff officer positions in 1st Cavalry Division, 61st Infantry Regiment, 120th Infantry Brigade and 162nd Infantry Brigade. She deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. She later served a tour at Area Support Group-Kuwait, Camp Doha and Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Additionally, Stokes deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom to NATO-Training Mission-Afghanistan and Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, Kabul, Afghanistan.
In between command assignments, she taught physical education at the United States Military Academy and was professor of military science at both Hampton University and at Texas State University.
Stokes also served as the Inspector General for the Department of the Army Inspector General Agency and as the Chief, Screening Branch, Suitability Division, for the Director of Military Personnel Management.