Major General Antonio Aguto
Major General Aguto assumed command of the 3rd Infantry Division on 3 June 2019. Prior to his arrival at Fort Stewart, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, United States Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
Major General Aguto was commissioned an Armor Officer from the United States Military Academy in 1988. As a young officer he served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Support Platoon Leader in the 4th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Division United States Army Europe during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Major General Aguto later served as an Armor Company Commander in 2nd Battalion, 64th Armor, 3rd Infantry Division and Headquarters Company Commander, 1st Battalion, 77th Armor, 1st Infantry Division, United States Army Europe during operations in Bosnia, Herzegovina; and Aide-de-Camp to Commander, 1st Infantry Division.
Major General Aguto later served as Operations Officer, J33 Readiness Division, Joint Staff and HQDA G3 Army Operations Center, Readiness Division. Following CGSC, Major General Aguto served as Squadron Operations and Executive Officer, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and as Regimental Executive Officer while deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom 2003 to 2004.
From November 2005 to June 2006, Major General Aguto commanded 2-14 Cavalry Squadron, 1st Brigade (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), 25th Infantry, Fort Lewis, Washington. Major General Aguto became the Commander of 4th Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment after 1st Brigade reflagged to the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment on 1 June 2006 in Vilseck, Germany. He commanded the Squadron in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09 in Baghdad and Diyala, Iraq from 2007-2008.
From 2010-2012, Major General Aguto commanded the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment – Blackhorse – at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. From 2012-2015, Major General Aguto worked for TRADOC, both as the Chief of Staff, Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and the Executive Officer to the Commanding General, Fort Eustis, Virginia.
Major General Aguto was assigned as the Deputy Commanding General of Operations, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis McChord, Washington, from 2015-2016. During that time, he deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan to serve concurrently as the Commanding General for Combined Joint Task Force-7 (CJTF-7), Train, Advise, Assist Command - South (TAAC-S) as part of Operation FREEDOM’S SENTINEL and NATO Resolute Support. From July 2016 to May 2018, Major General Aguto was assigned as the Commanding General, 7th Army Training Command, United States Army Europe, Germany.
He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Aerospace Engineering. He is a graduate of the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Course, Field Artillery Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College and the Naval War College.