John Stephen Kolasheski is a senior officer in the United States Army and the current commanding general of V Corps.[2][3]

John S. Kolasheski
Kolasheski in 2020
Birth nameJohn Stephen Kolasheski
Born (1966-11-08) November 8, 1966 (age 57)[1]
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1989–present
RankLieutenant General
Commands heldV Corps (United States Army Europe)
1st Infantry Division
United States Army Armor School
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division
Battles/warsIraq War
War in Afghanistan
AwardsDefense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (5)
Bronze Star Medal (3)

Military career edit

John S. Kolasheski was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division from 2001 to 2005. He was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as well as Operation Enduring Freedom.[4]

Kolasheski was the Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver) of the 1st Infantry Division from 2015 to 2016. He was also Commandant of the United States Army Armor School and Deputy Commanding General at the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning.[5]

Kolasheski has also previously served as Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 for U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Liberty.[6]

Kolasheski assumed command of the 1st Infantry Division in 2018.[7]

In May 2020, Kolasheski was nominated to command the newly reactivated V Corps. Kolasheski was confirmed to the rank of lieutenant general on May 21, 2020.[8][9] He was promoted to lieutenant general on August 4, 2020[2] after relinquishing command of the 1st Infantry Division to his deputy Brigadier General Thomas W. O'Connor Jr.[10]

In May 2023, Kolasheski was nominated for reappointment as a lieutenant general with assignment as the deputy commanding general of United States Army Europe and Africa.[11][12]

Education edit

Kolasheski is a 1989 graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, where he earned a bachelor's degree in business administration.[13] He has a master's degree in engineering management and interactive simulations from the University of Central Florida. He also has a degree in strategic studies from the United States Army War College.[14][15]

References edit

  1. ^ "Florida voter ID number 116640033". Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "V Corps Headquarters (Forward) location announced". U.S. Army Europe. August 4, 2020. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  3. ^ "Lieutenant General John S. Kolasheski – General Officer Management Office". www.gomo.army.mil.
  4. ^ "Major General John S. Kolasheski". Retrieved July 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "Gen. John F. Campbell and Col. John S. Kolasheski". Dvids. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  6. ^ Stephanie Casanova (8 June 2018). "HOMECOMING". The Mercury. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  7. ^ Ann Olamiju (8 June 2018). "1st Infantry Division gets new Commanding General". 13 WIBW. Retrieved July 11, 2018.
  8. ^ "DA announces Fort Knox-related general officer promotions, assignments". Fort Knox. 21 May 2020. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  9. ^ "PN1757 — Maj. Gen. John S. Kolasheski — Army". congress.gov. US Congress. 21 May 2020. Retrieved 1 June 2020.
  10. ^ "Big Red One Gets New Leader". WIBW News. August 4, 2020. Retrieved August 9, 2020.
  11. ^ "PN687 — Lt. Gen. John S. Kolasheski — Army, 118th Congress (2023-2024)". U.S. Congress. 2023-05-30. Retrieved 2023-05-31.
  12. ^ Senate Session, Part 3. C-SPAN (video). 2023-07-26. Retrieved 2023-07-27.
  13. ^ "Brig. Gen. John Kolasheski '89 Welcomed as Chief of Fort Benning Armor School « Bucknell in the News".
  14. ^ Council on Foreign Relations. "Colonel John S. Kolasheski, USA" (PDF). Council on Foreign Relations. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  15. ^ Fort Riley Kansas. "Major General John S. Kolasheski". Marines. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
Military offices
Preceded by Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver) of the 1st Infantry Division
2015–2016
Succeeded by
Preceded by Commandant of the United States Army Armor School
2016-2017
Succeeded by
Preceded by Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, Plans, and Training of the United States Army Forces Command
2017–2018
Succeeded by
Preceded by Commanding General of the 1st Infantry Division
2018–2020
Succeeded by
New office Commanding General of V Corps
2020–present
Incumbent