MG Theodore Harrison III
MG Theodore Harrison III
Director of Operations for the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
Major General Theodore “Ted” Harrison III became the Director of Operations for the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management on October 9, 2015.
As the Director of Operations, General Harrison is responsible for overseeing the development and coordination of program requirements, strategy, and policies pertaining to facilities, military construction, energy, real property asset management and BRAC properties that support Army objectives and improves the quality of life for Soldiers, Civilians, and Families.
General Harrison was commissioned as a second lieutenant in Air Defense Artillery after graduating as a distinguished military graduate from Virginia Tech in 1980. He has served at various levels of command and staff positions throughout his career. Most recently, he served as the commanding general of the U.S. Army Contracting Command from October 2, 2013 to August 19, 2015.
He is a graduate of the Senior Service College Fellowship Program at the University of Texas, Austin. He holds a masters degree in Business Administration from Frostburg State University, MD., and a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech. He is a graduate of the Air Defense Artillery Basic Course, Aviation Officer Advance Course (with honors), Defense Program Managers Course, and Command and General Staff College. General Harrison is Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act Level III certified in both contracting and program management.
Early in his career General Harrison served as a Hawk Platoon Leader in the Republic of Korea and as a Vulcan and Stinger Platoon Leader in the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC. After completing Rotary Wing Flight Training he served as an Aero Scout Platoon Leader, Flight Operations Officer, and Air Cavalry Troop Commander in 4th Squadron, 12th U.S. Cavalry, Fort Polk, Louisiana.
General Harrison’s acquisition career began at Letterkenny Army Depot, PA, where he served as a contracting officer and Executive Officer to the depot commander. He also served as Director of Contracting, Osan Air Base, Korea; Weapons System Manager for Aviation Ground Support Equipment, U.S. Army Aviation and Troop Command; and as Army Section Chief, Office of Defense Cooperation, U.S. Embassy, Rome, Italy. His acquisition command assignments include Commander of Lima Army Tank Plant and Defense Contract Management Agency, General Dynamics Land Systems; Commander, 410th Contracting Support Brigade, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Commanding General, Expeditionary Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal; Commanding General, U.S. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal. Other key assignments include Chief of Staff, Joint Contracting Command (Iraq/Afghanistan); Director, Procurement Operations for Iraq and Afghanistan, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army (Procurement); and Director of Contracting, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
General Harrison’s military decorations include: the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (two oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star Medal (one oak leaf cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (one oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (one oak leaf cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (one oak leaf cluster), the National Defense Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Services Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Aviator Wings, the Ranger Tab, and the Parachutist Badge.