Lt. Gen. Xavier T. Brunson
Lieutenant General Xavier T. Brunson is the I Corps commanding general at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
Lieutenant General Brunson was commissioned as an infantry officer upon graduation from Hampton University, Hampton, Virginia, in 1990. Lieutenant General Brunson’s previous assignments at JBLM were deputy commander I Corps and commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division.
Upon selection for promotion to brigadier general, he served as the assistant commanding general support, (1st Special Forces Command) (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Operation Inherent Resolve. He next served as the deputy commanding general-operations, 10th Mountain Division (Light) at Fort Drum, New York. Lieutenant General Brunson then served as the chief of staff, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg. Following the completion of his duties, he served as the chief of staff of the Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve, Iraq. He has deployed numerous times in support of both contingency and named operations.
His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with three bronze oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star Medal (with three bronze oak leaf clusters), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with silver oak Leaf cluster and two bronze oak leaf clusters), Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab and Army Staff Identification Badges.
Lieutenant General Brunson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Hampton University, a Master of Arts degree in Human Resources from Webster University, and a Master of Science degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. He is a life member of The Rocks Inc., Veterans of Foreign Wars, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and the National Infantry Association. He is married to Kirsten Brunson, and they have two daughters and one son.