LTG Theodore G. Stroup, Jr, U.S. Army Retired
AUSA Senior Fellow
Lieutenant General Theodore G. Stroup, Jr. is a Senior Fellow, Institute of Land Warfare. Previously, he has served as the Association of the United States Army’s Vice President of Education and Executive Director of AUSA’s Institute of Land Warfare from 1997 to 2013.
At the time of his retirement from active service, General Stroup was serving as the Army’s Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, having served in that position since 1994.
As a combat engineer, General Stroup commanded at all levels through battalion. His Vietnam service was from January 1966 to April 1967, during which he was a construction engineer in the U.S. Army Support Command, Vietnam; aide-de-camp to the commanding general of the 1st Logistics Command; and commander of Company C, 864th Engineer Battalion (Construction). In Germany (1978–80), he commanded the 293rd Engineer Battalion (Combat Heavy).
Within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, he served as the Assistant Director, Civil Works, in Washington, DC (1981–1982), and as Commander, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers District, Fort Worth, Texas, from July 1982 until January 1985. His staff duty includes service as an Engineer Personnel Management Officer, U.S. Army Military Personnel Center (1973–76). He then served as a manpower analyst in the Office of the Chief of Staff until January 1978.
General Stroup has also been assigned as Executive Officer to the Army Vice Chief of Staff (1985–86) and as Deputy Director of the Headquarters Reorganization Study, Army Reorganization Commission, under the Office of the Secretary of the Army.
General Stroup also served as Deputy Chief of Staff for Resource Management, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and as Director for Military Personnel Management in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel. He also was Director for Program Analysis and Evaluation in the Office of the Chief of Staff.
General Stroup was commissioned through the U.S. Military Academy in 1962 and later served as a course director in the Academy’s Military Science Branch (1968–71).
General Stroup holds a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master’s in Finance and Economics from the American University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Armed Forces Staff College and U.S. Army War College. He is a Registered Professional Engineer.
General Stroup’s additional community and volunteer activities have included: Chairman of the Board, USMA Association of Graduates; President, Class of 1962 USMA; Director, Army Historical Foundation; Director, Army Engineer Regimental Association; Fellow, Society of American Military Engineers; Member, Personnel–Technology Committee, National Research Council of National Academy of Science; Member, American Society of Civil Engineers; Fellow, Inter University Seminar of Society and Armed Forces; Board Member, Helping Our Heroes Foundation, Walter Reed Army Medical Center; and Board member, LTG Timothy J. Maude Memorial Foundation; Board member and Secretary, Marshall Legacy Institute; Certified Master Gardener, Fairfax County Master Gardener Association.