Randy George

Randy Alan George[1] (born November 1, 1964)[2] is a United States Army general who has served as the 38th vice chief of staff of the United States Army since August 5, 2022. He previously served as the senior military assistant to the United States Secretary of Defense.[3][4][5][6][7] Raised in Alden, Iowa, George earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy in 1988. He later received a master's degree in economics from the Colorado School of Mines and a second master's degree in international security studies from the Naval War College.[5]

Randy George
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Official portrait, 2022
Born (1964-11-01) November 1, 1964 (age 58)
Illinois, United States
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1988–present
Commands held

Awards and decorationsEdit

  Combat Infantryman Badge with Star (denoting 2nd award)
   Senior Combat Parachutist Badge with one bronze jump star
  Ranger tab
  Air Assault Badge
  Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
  Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge
  4th Infantry Division Combat Service Identification Badge
  12th Infantry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
  7 Overseas Service Bars
  Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Army Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters
  Purple Heart
Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters
  Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Commendation with four oak leaf clusters
  Army Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
  Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
  Southwest Asia Service Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star
Iraq Campaign Medal with silver campaign star
  Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
  Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 2
  NATO Medal for Service with ISAF
  Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
  Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


  This article incorporates public domain material from websites or documents of the United States Government.

  1. ^ "Randy Alan George". West Point Association of Graduates. Retrieved May 29, 2021.
  2. ^ Register of Graduates and Former Cadets, United States Military Academy. West Point, New York: Association of Graduates U.S.M.A. 1989. p. 955. Retrieved April 10, 2022.
  3. ^ "JBLM commander exits for position with Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon". The News Tribune. Retrieved June 11, 2021.
  4. ^ "Lieutenant General Randy A. George – General Officer Management Office". www.gomo.army.mil.
  5. ^ a b "Commanding General, I Corps :: Joint Base Lewis-McChord". home.army.mil.
  6. ^ "Major General Randy George's schedule for CACP 2018 Annual Conference". cacp2018annualconference.sched.com.
  7. ^ tom.roeder@gazette.com, Tom Roeder. "For Fort Carson's top general, leaving Colorado Springs is like departing boyhood home". Colorado Springs Gazette.
Military offices
Preceded by Commanding General of the 4th Infantry Division
Succeeded by
Preceded by Commanding General of I Corps
Succeeded by
Preceded by Senior Military Assistant to the Secretary of Defense
Succeeded by
Preceded by Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army