Lieutenant General Stephen M. Twitty
Lieutenant General (LTG) Stephen M. Twitty is a native of Chesnee, South Carolina. He is a 1985 distinguished military graduate from South Carolina State University. LTG Twitty also holds a Master of Science degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University. LTG Twitty currently serves as the Commanding General of 1st US Army, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois.
LTG Twitty’s duty assignments include Rifle Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader and Battalion S-3 Air from August 1985 through May 1989 in the 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, and 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. From October 1989 through May 1993, he served as the S3 Air for the 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment during OPERATION DESERT STORM, Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, and Company Commander of B Company, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. From May 1993 through May 1994, LTG Twitty served as a Joint Chiefs of Staff Intern in the Directorate for Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5) in the Pentagon; and, from 1994 through 1995 served as the Speechwriter to the Army G3. After completion of the Command and General Staff College, LTG Twitty served from June 1996 through April 1997 in Heidelberg, Germany as a G3 Operations Officer with V Corps. From April 1997 through June 1999, he served in Schweinfurt, Germany as the Battalion Executive Officer (XO) for the 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment and the Brigade Operations Officer (S3) for the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. From June 1999 through June 2001, LTG Twitty served in Mons, Belgium at the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) as the Aide-de-Camp to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and Commander in Chief US European Command (CINC-USEUCOM). From June 2001 through June 2003, LTG Twitty served in the 3rd Infantry Division as the Battalion Commander of the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment including during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, and from June 2003 through June 2004, he served as the Division G3 for the 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart Georgia. He served as the Commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from August 2005 to March 2008, including OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM and the Commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team 1st Armored Division from March 2008 to July 2008. From July 2008 to July 2009 LTG Twitty served as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding General of US Northern Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado. From June 2009 Through September 2010, he served as Chief of Staff, Third Army/United States Army Central, Fort McPherson, Georgia, including OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. LTG Twitty served as the Deputy Commanding General (Operations), Fort Bliss, Texas from September 2010 to March 2012. From March 2012 through May 2013, LTG Twitty served as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Communications International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Afghanistan, during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM. LTG Twitty served as the US Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G3/5/7
from July 2013 through August 2014. From August 2014 through June 2016, LTG Twitty served as the Commanding General 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas.
LTG Twitty’s awards and decorations include the Defense Service Medal, Silver Star Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (1OLC), Legion of Merit (2 OLC), the Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), the Joint Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Campaign Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Kosovo Medal, the NATO Medal, the Saudi Arabia Liberation Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge with Star, the Expert Infantry Badge, the Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the JCS Identification Badge, the Army Staff Identification Badge.
LTG Twitty is married and has two daughters.