Lt. Gen. Randy A. George
Lieutenant General Randy George hails from Alden, Iowa and was commissioned an infantry officer in 1988. His initial assignment was with 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, KY where he served as a platoon leader, company executive officer (Desert Shield/Storm), scout platoon leader (3d Battalion, 327th Infantry), aide-de-camp and battalion S3-Air (3d Battalion, 187th Infantry).
Following the Armored Advance course at Fort Knox, KY, LTG George served in 3d Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, CO as an assistant Brigade S3, commanded Charlie Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company in 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry. LTG George attended Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, KS. Following CGSC, LTG George served as the Battalion Executive Officer for 2d Battalion, 503 Infantry and Brigade Executive Officer for 173d Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy.
During Operation Iraq Freedom, LTG George served as the Deputy Brigade Commander for 173d Airborne in Kirkuk, Iraq (2003-2004). He then served as the commander for the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry “Leader Rakkasans” in Bayji (2005-2006), Iraq and as a member of the Multi-National Commander-Iraq Initiatives group in Bagdad, Iraq (2007).
During Operation Enduring Freedom, LTG George served as the Commander of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (2009-2010).
After Brigade Command, LTG George served as a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, NY, then as the Chief of Plans in Pakistan-Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the Joint Staff followed by an assignment as an Executive Officer for the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army and CENTCOM Commander at MacDill Air Force Base, FL.
Lieutenant General George served as the Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver) for 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, CO before assuming his duties as the Director, Force Management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 United States Army, Washington DC and then later as the Deputy Director for Regional Operations and Global Force Management (J-35), the Joint Staff. LTG George assumed command of 4th Infantry Division in August 2017. During that time he deployed to Afghanistan where he served for 9 months as the Deputy Chief of Staff – Operations of Operation Resolute Support – Afghanistan.
Lieutenant General George earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from U.S. Military Academy, a Master’s Degree in Economics from Colorado School of Mines, and a Master’s in International Security Studies from the Naval War College. He and Patty, his wife of 31 years, have two children: Grant and Andrea (Andie).