Xavier T. Brunson is a United States Army lieutenant general who serves as the commanding general of I Corps since October 6, 2021.[2] He previously served as deputy commanding general of I Corps from May 2021 to September 2021, and commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division from August 2019 to May 2021, with assignments as chief of staff of XVIII Airborne Corps from August 2017 to June 2019 and deputy commanding general for operations of the 10th Mountain Division from November 2016 to June 2017.[3][4][5]

Xavier T. Brunson
Official portrait, 2021
BornFort Bragg, North Carolina[1]
AllegianceUnited States
Service/branchUnited States Army
Years of service1990–present
RankLieutenant General
Commands heldI Corps
7th Infantry Division
525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade (Airborne)
1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment
Battles/warsIraq War
War in Afghanistan
AwardsDefense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (4)
Bronze Star Medal
Alma materHampton University (BA)
Webster University (MA)
United States Army War College (MNSS)
Spouse(s)Col. (ret) Kirsten Brunson
Children3 (2 daughters, 1 son)

A native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, Brunson enrolled in Reid Ross High School.[6][1] Brunson holds a bachelor's degree in Political Science from Hampton University (where he earned his commission in 1990), a master's degree in Human Resources from Webster University, and a master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.[3]


  1. ^ a b Brooks, Drew (November 12, 2015). "Xavier T. Brunson: 'Simple kid' from Deep Creek Road is Army's newest general". The Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  2. ^ "Lieutenant General Xavier T. Brunson (USA)". U.S. Army General Officer Management Office. October 1, 2021. Retrieved October 5, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "Maj. Gen. Xavier Brunson Biography". U.S. Army. February 28, 2020. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  4. ^ "Major General Xavier T. Brunson (USA)". Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  5. ^ "Bayonet division welcomes new command team". U.S. Army. May 12, 2021. Retrieved June 14, 2021.
  6. ^ Brooks, Drew (May 6, 2017). "New assignments for Fort Bragg generals, Fayetteville native". The Fayetteville Observer.
Military offices
Preceded by Commanding General of the 7th Infantry Division
Succeeded by
Preceded by Commanding General of I Corps