Lieutenant General Edward C. Cardon was commissioned as an Engineer Officer from the United States Military Academy in 1982. His company-grade assignments include: Platoon Leader and Battalion Maintenance Officer with the 17th Engineer Battalion (Combat), 2d Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Training Officer with the 130th Engineer Brigade, V Corps; Brigade Engineer for 3d Brigade, 3d Armored Division; Company Commander, C Company, 23d Engineer Battalion, 3d Armored Division; Staff Officer and Engineer Company Trainer for the Live Fire Team, Operations Group, National Training Center; and Instructor, U.S Army Engineer School.
After graduation from the Naval Command and Staff College, he served as the Assistant Division Engineer, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized); Executive Officer, 82d Engineer Battalion, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized); Staff Geographic Officer for Land Forces Central Europe, NATO; Chief Geographic Officer, IFOR/SFOR Bosnia–Herzegovina; Chief of the Initiatives Group for the Commander, Stabilization Force (SFOR); Battalion Commander of the 588th Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division; and Special Assistant (Strategy) for the Army Chief of Staff.
After graduation from the National War College; he assumed command of the Engineer Brigade, 3d Infantry Division in Iraq, and later served as the first commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry Division, including a deployment to Iraq. Upon selection for brigadier general, he was assigned as the Deputy Commanding General (Support), 3d Infantry Division, including a deployment to Iraq.
Upon his return from Iraq, he served as Deputy Commandant, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and Deputy Commanding General, Leader Development and Education—U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He then served as Deputy Commanding General for Support, United States Forces–Iraq. He next served as the Commanding General of 2d Infantry Division in South Korea and, most recently, as the Commanding General of U.S. Army Cyber Command and 2d Army. He currently serves as Director, Office of Business Transformation, Office of the Under Secretary of the Army.
Lieutenant General Cardon earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy and Master’s degrees from the National War College and the United States Naval Command and Staff College, both in National Security and Strategic Studies.
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