Lieutenant General Stephen Lanza
Lt. Gen. Lanza served in the U.S. Army from 1980 through 2017 and held a wide variety of senior positions while commanding soldiers at all levels. As the Commanding General of the I Corps, he spearheaded historic projects that ensured that more than 53,000 soldiers remained globally responsive and regionally aligned, with a focus on supporting counterinsurgency and counterterrorism operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, while simultaneously serving as a Combined Joint Task Force ready to conduct expeditionary operations in the Pacific Command Area of Responsibility.
Prior to his I Corps position, Lt. Gen. Lanza served as the Commander of the 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. His operational deployment experience includes Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia; Operation Joint Guard, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; and Operation New Dawn, Iraq. His other command assignments include the 5th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; and the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. He is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations, including the Army Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, among others. Lt. Gen. Lanza also served as a National Security Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.