Brig. Gen. Gene D. Meredith, U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center

Brig. Gen. Gene D. Meredith graduated from the University of Arkansas in 1989 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the field artillery. He joined 8th Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea for two years, followed by an assignment with 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, serving as the battalion FSO, plans officer, and subsequently commanding C Battery and Headquarters Battery.

Following attendance at the Command and General Staff College, Meredith was assigned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy. From there, he moved to Germany and served with the 1st Armored Division as an assistant fire support coordinator. He would then deploy as the battalion executive officer for 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM I and II, and as the division artillery executive officer in Germany.

Meredith's next assignment was to Special Operations Command Europe as the FSO, ground branch operations officer deployed to Afghanistan, and the Secretary Joint Staff. He returned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to command the 1st Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, deploying to Afghanistan.

Upon graduation from the Air War College, Meredith moved to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, to serve as the chief of field artillery concepts and commanded the 428th Field Artillery Brigade. He followed this with a posting as the chief of the Commander's Initiatives Group United States Forces Korea before returning to Europe where he served as the executive assistant to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and EUCOM commander. A return to Korea saw him join 2nd Infantry Division as the deputy commanding general of Maneuver, before joining the 3rd United Kingdom Warfighting Division in June 2020.