MG Joseph Hilbert

MG Joseph Hilbert

MG Hilbert

Director of Force Development
Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8

Major General Joseph E. Hilbert was commissioned into the Field Artillery in 1993 and has served in a wide variety of positions throughout the United States and Europe.

MG Hilbert currently serves as the Director of Force Development for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8. Prior to assuming this position, he served as the Commanding General for 7th Army Training Command at Grafenwoehr, Germany; Deputy Commanding General for the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia; Commander of Operations Group at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels, Germany; Commander of the 82nd Airborne Division Artillery at Fort Liberty, North Carolina; Commander of the 5th Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery (HI MARS) at Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA; Commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment in Gielsen, Germany; Platoon Leader and Battery Executive Office with 3rd Squadron, 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (and Fire Support Officer for 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Johnson, LA.

His staff experience includes Chief of Current Operations at XVIII Airborne Corps; Deputy Chief of Staff for 7th Infantry Division; Chief of Operational Fires at the Joint Special Operations Command and Operations Officer for the 18th Field Artillery Brigade (Airborne) and 3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment (HIMARS); and Aide de Camp for the Commanding General, U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC).

MG Hilbert's operational deployments include Operation Uphold Democracy and Later the United Nations Mission in Haiti; Operation Joint Guardian and the Kosovo Force; and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

His military education includes the Field Artillery Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Officers Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the U.S Army War College. He holds a Masters in Security Studies from the Army War College and is an Olmsted Scholar having earned a Masters in European Studies (Magister Artium Europastudien) from the Universitat Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany.

His awards and decorations include the Master Parachutist Badge, the Bronze Star Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Army Meritorious Service Medal.