Maj. Gen. Randy A. George assumed command of 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson Aug. 24, 2017.
He enlisted in the Army in 1982 from Alden, Iowa, and was commissioned an infantry officer in 1988. His initial assignment was with 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky where he served as a platoon leader, company executive officer (Operation Desert Shield/Storm), scout platoon leader (3rd Battalion, 327th Infantry), aide-de-camp and battalion S3-Air (3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry).
Following the Armor Officer Advance Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, George served in 3rd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, at Fort Carson as an assistant brigade S3 and commanded Charlie Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company in 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry. George attended Command and General Staff College (CGSC) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Following CGSC, George served as the battalion executive officer for 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry and brigade executive officer for 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vicenza, Italy.
During Operation Iraqi Freedom, George served as the deputy brigade commander for 173rd Airborne in Kirkuk, Iraq (2003-2004). He then served as the commander for the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry “Leader Rakkasans” in Bayji, Iraq (2005-2006) and as a member of the Multi-National Commander-Iraq Initiatives group in Bagdad, Iraq (2007).
During Operation Enduring Freedom, George served as the commander of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (2009-2010).
After brigade command, George served as a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City, New York, then as the chief of plans in Pakistan-Afghanistan Coordination Cell on the Joint Staff followed by an assignment as an executive officer for the vice chief of staff of the Army and CENTCOM commander at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.
George served as the deputy commanding general (Maneuver) for 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson before assuming his duties as the director, Force Management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 United States Army, Washington D.C. and then later as the deputy director for Regional Operations and Global Force Management (J-35), the Joint Staff.
George earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from U.S. Military Academy, Master’s Degree in Economics from Colorado School of Mines, and a Master’s in International Security Studies from Naval War College.
R: be RESPECTFUL of others (Live by the Golden Rule).
E: be EXPERTS in your craft.
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D: be DISCIPLINED and enforce Army standards.
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