LTG Gary J. Volesky
LTG Gary J. Volesky
Commanding General, I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord
LTG Volesky is an Infantry Officer who has commanded Soldiers at all levels up to Corps. His commands include: Commander, D Company, 5th Battalion (Mechanized), 8th Infantry Regiment, 8th Infantry Division; Commander, D Company (Long Range Surveillance), 533d Military Intelligence Battalion, 3d Armored Division that included deployment in support of OPERATION DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM; Commander, 2nd Battalion (Mechanized), 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, that included deployment in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM II; Commander 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, which included deployment in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 09-10; Commander, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), that included a humanitarian assistance deployment to Liberia in support of OPERATION UNITED ASSISTANCE, and a deployment to Iraq in support of OPERATION INHERENT RESOLVE.
LTG Volesky’s other assignments include: Chief, US Army Public Affairs, HQDA, Washington D.C.; Deputy Commanding General (Operations), 1st Cavalry Division and Combined Joint Task Force-1 during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM 11-12; Deputy Chief of Staff, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas and Multi-National Corps-Iraq during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 06-08; Chief, Infantry Doctrine Division, Fort Benning, Georgia; and Platoon Leader, Battalion Liaison Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, and Senior Regimental Liaison Officer in multiple units within the 75th Ranger Regiment.
LTG Volesky is a graduate of the US Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as well as the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Eastern Washington University and a Masters degree from Princeton University.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (4 OLC), Purple Heart, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), National Defense Service Medal (1 bronze star), Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 bronze stars), Afghan Campaign Medal (2 bronze stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 bronze stars), Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon (6th Award).