Major General John A. George grew up as an Army “Brat” living on various Army posts across the United States and abroad. He is a 1988 graduate of the United States Military Academy (USMA) at West Point, NY. During his 30 years of service, MG George has held command and staff assignments in the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson; 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell; The United States Military Academy, West Point; NATO Joint Command Southeast, Izmir Turkey; Headquarters Department of the Army, The Pentagon; and United States European Command, Stuttgart Germany. His deployments include Operation Joint Guardian (NATO), Kosovo, where he served as Chief of Force Issues and Requirements and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, as the Chief, Afghanistan National Police Force Management Branch.
MG George assumed the duties of the Deputy Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center (ARCIC), United States Army Training and Doctrine Command, on 24 May 2018. Prior to his assignment to ARCIC, he served as Director, Force Development, HQDA G-8.
MG George is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; Command and General Staff College; Force Management Course; and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. MG George holds a Master of Science in Social Psychology from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, DC.
His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal and various other awards. MG George has also earned the Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
MG George is married to the former Shannon C. Wright. They have three sons: John, Brady and Garrett.