List of United States Army three-star generals from 2000 to 2009

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This is a list of three-star generals in the United States Army from 2000 to 2009. The rank of lieutenant general (or three-star general) is the second-highest rank normally achievable in the U.S. Army, and the first to have a specific number of authorized positions for it set by statute. It ranks above major general (two-star general) and below general (four-star general).

There have been 131 three-star generals in the United States Army from 2000 to 2009, 27 of whom were promoted to four-star general. Of these, 131 achieved that rank while on active duty in the U.S. Army; zero were promoted after retirement; and zero were promoted posthumously. Lieutenant generals entered the Army via several paths: 57 were commissioned via the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), 53 via Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at a civilian university, 13 via Officer Candidate School (OCS), seven via ROTC at a senior military college, and one via direct commission (direct).

List of generals[edit]

Entries in the following list of three-star generals are indexed by the numerical order in which each officer was promoted to that rank while on active duty, or by an asterisk (*) if the officer did not serve in that rank while on active duty in the U.S. Army or was promoted to four-star rank while on active duty in the U.S. Army. Each entry lists the general's name, date of rank,[1] active-duty positions held while serving at three-star rank,[2] number of years of active-duty service at three-star rank (Yrs),[3] year commissioned and source of commission,[4] number of years in commission when promoted to three-star rank (YC),[5] and other biographical notes.[6]

The list is sortable by last name, date of rank, number of years of active-duty service at three-star rank, year commissioned, and number of years in commission when promoted to three-star rank.

List of U.S. Army three-star generals from 2000 to 2009
# Name Photo Date of rank [1] Position [2] Yrs [3] Commission [4] YC [5] Notes [6]
1 Timothy J. Maude Timothy J. Maude biographical photograph.jpg 16 May 2000  
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel (DCSPER),[7] Army Staff, 2000–2001.
1 1967 (OCS) 33 (1947–2001) Highest ranking military officer killed by foreign action since Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., and highest ranking officer killed in the September 11 attacks.
2 Peter M. Cuviello Brig. Gen. Peter M. Cuviello, USA (Uncovered).jpg 27 Jun 2000   3 1969 (ROTC) 31 -
* Dan K. McNeill Lt. Gen. Dan K. McNeill.jpg 27 Jun 2000   4 1968 (ROTC) 32 (1946–        ) Promoted to general, 2004.
3 Robert W. Noonan Jr. Lt. Gen. Robert W. Noonan Jr.jpg 27 Jun 2000  
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Army Staff (DCS G-2), 2000–2003.
3 1968 (ROTC) 32 -
4 Paul T. Mikolashek Lt. Gen. Paul T. Mikolashek.jpg 29 Jun 2000[8] 4 1969 (ROTC) 31 (1947–        )
5 Freddy E. McFarren LTG Freddy E. McFarren, Commander U.S. Army North.jpg 12 Aug 2000   3 1966 (USMA) 34 (1943–        ) Commandant of Cadets, U.S. Military Academy, 1994–1995.
6 James B. Peake Portrait of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. James B. Peake The Surgeon General-Commander, U.S. Army Medical Command.jpg 7 Sep 2000   4 1966 (USMA) 34 (1944–        ) U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, 2007–2009.
7 Daniel R. Zanini Lt. Gen. Daniel R. Zanini (2).jpg 28 Sep 2000   2 1966 (OCS) 34 (1946–        )
8 Charles S. Mahan Jr. Lieutenant General Charles S. Mahan, Jr., USA (uncovered).jpg 6 Oct 2000[9]
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Army Staff (DCS G-4),[10] 2000–2003.
3 1968 (USMA) 32 (1946–        )
* Bryan D. Brown GEN Bryan Brown official portrait.jpg 11 Oct 2000   3 1970 (OCS) 30 (1948–        ) Promoted to general, 2003.
* John P. Abizaid Portrait of U.S. Army LT. Gen. John P. Abizaid.jpg 12 Oct 2000   3 1973 (USMA) 27 (1951–        ) Promoted to general, 2003. Commandant of Cadets, U.S. Military Academy, 1997–1999. U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, 2019–2021.
9 Robert B. Flowers Robert B Flowers.jpg 23 Oct 2000   4 1969 (VMI) 31 (1947–        )
10 Joseph K. Kellogg Jr. Portrait of U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Joseph K. Kellogg.jpg 24 Oct 2000  
  • Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber, Joint Staff, J6, 2000–2003.
3 1967 (ROTC) 33 (1944–        ) Acting National Security Advisor, 2017.
11 Joseph M. Cosumano Jr. Joseph M Cosumano.jpg 30 Apr 2001   2 1968 (ROTC) 33 (1946–        ) Retired, 2004.
12 Roy E. Beauchamp Lt. Gen. Roy E. Beauchamp.jpg 24 May 2001   1 1966 (OCS) 35 (1945–        ) Served a year in the enlisted ranks before being commissioned in 1966.
13 Roger C. Schultz Roger C. Schultz.jpg 24 May 2001   4 1967 (OCS) 34 (1945–        ) First three-star Army National Guard director.
14 William J. Lennox Jr. Lt. Gen. William J. Lennox Jr.jpg 8 Jun 2001[11] 5 1971 (USMA) 30 (1949–        ) President, Saint Leo University, 2015–2018.[12]
15 Thomas J. Plewes Lt. Gen. Thomas J. Plewes.jpg 13 Jun 2001   1 1967 (OCS) 34 (1940–        ) Served a year in the enlisted ranks before being commissioned in 1967. First three-star chief of Army Reserve.
* Benjamin S. Griffin Maj Gen Benjamin S. Griffin.jpg 29 Jun 2001   3 1970 (OCS) 31 (1946–        ) Promoted to general, 2004.
* William S. Wallace LTGWilliam Wallace.jpg 18 Jul 2001   4 1969 (USMA) 32 (1946–        ) Promoted to general, 2005.
* David D. McKiernan Lt. Gen. David D. McKiernan ARCENT.jpg 27 Jul 2001   4 1972 (ROTC) 29 (1950–        ) Promoted to general, 2005.
* Burwell B. Bell III Lt. Gen. Burwell B. Bell III.jpg Aug 2001   1 1969 (ROTC) 32 (1947–        ) Promoted to general, 2002.
16 John B. Sylvester Lt. Gen. John B. Sylvester.jpg 7 Sep 2001[14] 3 1968 (OCS) 33 (1946–        )
17 Colby M. Broadwater III Lt. Gen. Colby M. Broadwater III.jpg 26 Sep 2001   5 1972 (Citadel) 29 President, American College of the Building Arts, 2008–present.
* George W. Casey Jr. Casey Vice Chief of Staff.jpg 16 Oct 2001   2 1970 (ROTC) 31 (1948–        ) Promoted to general, 2003.
18 Joseph R. Inge Joseph Inge.jpg 16 Oct 2001   6 1969 (Virginia Tech) 32 (1947–        )
19 John M. LeMoyne Lt. Gen. John LeMoyne.jpg 16 Oct 2001  
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, Army Staff (DCS G-1), 2001–2003.
2 1968 (ROTC) 33 (1943–        ) Served four years in the enlisted ranks before being commissioned in 1968.
20 John S. Caldwell Jr. Lt. Gen. John S. Caldwell Jr.jpg 29 Oct 2001   2 1967 (USMA) 34 -
21 Dennis D. Cavin Lt. Gen. Dennis D. Cavin.jpg 16 Jan 2002[15] 2 1970 (ROTC) 32 (1947–        )
22 James R. Helmly Lt. Gen. James R. Helmly.jpg 29 May 2002   4 1967 (OCS) 35 (1947–        ) Served a year in the enlisted ranks before being commissioned in 1967.
* Richard A. Cody Portrait of U.S. Army MAJ. Gen. Richard A. Cody, (Uncovered).jpg 31 Jul 2002  
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Army Staff (DCS G-3), 2002–2004.
2 1972 (USMA) 30 (1950–        ) Promoted to general, 2004.
* Bantz J. Craddock BGEN Bantz J. Craddock, official Army photo portrait.jpg Aug 2002   3 1971 (ROTC) 31 (1949–        ) Promoted to general, 2005.
23 Edward Soriano Edward Soriano.jpg 12 Aug 2002  
  • Commanding General, I Corps, 2002–2004.
2 1970 (ROTC) 32 (1946–        ) Retired, 2005. First Filipino-American promoted to general officer rank.
24 Philip R. Kensinger Jr. Lt. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr.jpg 29 Aug 2002   3 1970 (USMA) 32 -
* William E. Ward Lt. Gen. William E. Ward.jpg 10 Oct 2002[16] 4 1971 (ROTC) 31 (1949–        ) Promoted to general, 2007; retired as lieutenant general, 2012.
25 Richard A. Hack Lt. Gen. Richard A. Hack.jpg 21 Oct 2002[17] 3 1972 (VMI) 30 (1950–        )[18]
26 James L. Campbell James L Campbell.jpg 4 Nov 2002   6 1971 (ROTC) 31 (1949–        )
* Charles C. Campbell Lt. Gen. Charles C. Campbell.jpg 5 Nov 2002   5 1970 (ROTC) 32 (1948–2016) Promoted to general, 2007.
27 Robert W. Wagner Lt. Gen. Robert W. Wagner (2).jpg Jan 2003   5 1970 (USMA) 33 Retired, 2009.[19]
28 Thomas F. Metz Lt. Gen. Thomas F. Metz in class As.png 7 Feb 2003   6 1971 (USMA) 32 (1948–        ) Retired, 2010. Served five years in the enlisted ranks before being commissioned in 1971.
* Walter L. Sharp Lt. Gen. Walter L. Sharp.jpg 7 Mar 2003   5 1974 (USMA) 29 (1952–        ) Promoted to general, 2008.
29 H. Steven Blum H. Steven Blum (3).jpg 13 Apr 2003   6 1971 (OCS) 32 (1946–        ) Served three years in the enlisted ranks before being commissioned in 1971.
30 Jerry L. Sinn Portrait of U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jerry L. Sinn Director of Operations and Support, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Financial Management) (Uncovered) (U.S. Army photo - DPLA - 97d9469cdd98aa64fe4f06975bbd03f4.jpeg 23 May 2003   3 1969 (USMA) 34 Served one year in the enlisted ranks before receiving his commission in 1969.
31 Anthony R. Jones Lt. Gen. Anthony R. Jones.jpg 6 Jun 2003[21] 2 1970 (ROTC) 33 (1948–        )
32 Ricardo S. Sanchez Ricardo Sanchez2.jpg 14 Jun 2003   3 1973 (ROTC) 30 (1953–        )
33 James J. Lovelace Jr. Lovelace full.jpg 22 Jun 2003   6 1970 (USMA) 33 (1948–        )
* Keith B. Alexander NSA2009alexander.jpg 27 Jun 2003   7 1974 (USMA) 29 (1952–        ) Promoted to general, 2010. Commander, U.S. Cyber Command, 2010–2014.
34 William G. Boykin WilliamBoykin.jpg 27 Jun 2003  
  • Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence, 2003–2007.
4 1971 (Virginia Tech) 32 (1948–        )
35 Claude V. Christianson Lt. Gen. Claude V. Christianson.jpg Jul 2003  
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Army Staff (DCS G-4), 2003–2005.
  • Director, Logistics, Joint Staff, J4, 2005–2008.
5 1971 (ROTC)[23] 32 -
36 John R. Vines Army.mil-2006-11-07-130533.jpg 26 Aug 2003[24] 3 1971 (ROTC) 32 (1949–        ) Retired, 2007.
37 Steven W. Boutelle Lt. Gen. Steven W. Boutelle.jpg 27 Aug 2003   4 1970 (OCS) 33 -
38 Franklin L. Hagenbeck Franklin Hagenbeck.jpg 8 Nov 2003   7 1971 (USMA) 32 (1949–        )
39 David W. Barno Barno.tiff 18 Nov 2003   3 1976 (USMA) 27 (1954–        ) Director, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, 2006–2009. First 1976 West Point graduate to attain the rank of lieutenant general.
40 Joseph L. Yakovac Jr. Portrait of US Army Brigadier General Joseph L. Yakovac, Jr. (uncovered).jpg 18 Nov 2003   4 1977 (USMA) 26 -
41 Robert T. Clark Robert T Clark.jpg 5 Dec 2003   3 1970 (ROTC) 33 (1948–        ) Retired, 2007.
42 John M. Curran Lt. Gen. John M. Curran.jpg 12 Dec 2003[25] 4 1974 (ROTC) 29 -
43 Larry J. Dodgen LTG Larry J. Dodgen.jpg 16 Dec 2003   3 1972 (ROTC) 31 (1949–2010)
* David H. Petraeus David H. Petraeus.jpg 18 May 2004   3 1974 (USMA) 30 (1952–        ) Promoted to general, 2007. Director, Central Intelligence Agency, 2011–2012. Son-in-law of Army four-star general William A. Knowlton.
44 Carl A. Strock Carl A Strock.jpg 1 Jul 2004   3 1972 (OCS) 32 (1948–        ) Enlisted in 1972, received commission in the same year.
45 Russel L. Honoré Lt. Gen. Russell L. Honore.jpg 15 Jul 2004   4 1971 (ROTC) 33 (1947–        )
46 John M. Brown III John m brown III.jpg 25 Aug 2004   4 1971 (OCS) 33 Served in the enlisted ranks for two years before receiving his commission in 1971.
47 Robert T. Dail Lieutenant General Robert T. Dail.jpg 30 Sep 2004   4 1975 (ROTC) 29 (1953–        ) Retired, 2009.
48 Kevin C. Kiley Kevin c kiley.jpg 30 Sep 2004   3 1976 (ROTC) 28 (1950–        ) Relieved, 2007; retired as major general.
49 David F. Melcher Lt. General David Melcher US Army Portrait.png 30 Sep 2004   4 1976 (USMA) 32 (1954–        )
50 R. Steven Whitcomb Whitcomb.jpg 13 Oct 2004   5 1970 (ROTC) 34 (1948–        )
51 James M. Dubik James M. Dubik.jpg 3 Nov 2004   4 1971 (ROTC) 33 (1949–        )
52 Robert L. Van Antwerp Jr. Robert L Van Antwerp.jpg 21 Nov 2004   7 1972 (USMA) 32 (1950–        )
* Raymond T. Odierno Raymond T. Odierno portrait 2007.jpg 1 Jan 2005   3 1976 (USMA) 29 (1954–2021) Promoted to general, 2008.
53 Stanley E. Green Stanley E. Green.jpg 17 Mar 2005   3 1971 (OCS)[27] 34 (1947–        )
54 Dell L. Dailey Lt. Gen. Dell L. Dailey.jpg 28 Apr 2005   2 1971 (USMA) 34 (1949–        ) U.S. Coordinator for Counterterrorism, 2007–2009.
55 Karl W. Eikenberry Lt Gen Karl Eikenberry.jpg 4 May 2005   4 1973 (USMA) 32 (1951–        ) U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, 2009–2011.
56 Clyde A. Vaughn Clyde A. Vaughn (2).jpg 15 Jun 2005   4 1974 (OCS) 31 (1946–        ) Served five years in the enlisted ranks before receiving his commission in 1974.
57 Ronald L. Burgess Jr. LTG BURGESS.jpg Aug 2005   7 1974 (ROTC) 31 (1952–        ) Chief Operating Officer, Auburn University, 2018–2019; Executive Vice President, Auburn University, 2019–present.
58 William E. Mortensen Lt. Gen. William E. Mortensen.jpg 2 Sep 2005[28] 3 1973 (ROTC) 32 -
* Martin E. Dempsey General Martin E. Dempsey.jpg 8 Sep 2005   3 1974 (USMA) 31 (1952–        ) Promoted to general, 2008.
* Ann E. Dunwoody LTG Ann E. Dunwoody 2008.jpg 30 Sep 2005   3 1975 (direct) 30 (1953–        ) Promoted to general, 2008. First woman to achieve four-star rank in any service, and second woman to achieve three-star rank in the U.S. Army.
59 John F. Kimmons LTG John F. Kimmons (2).jpg 21 Oct 2005  
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Army Staff (DCS G-2), 2005–2009.
  • Director, Intelligence Staff (DIS), 2009–2010.
5 1974 (Citadel) 31 (c. 1952        )
60 Keith W. Dayton Portrait of U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Keith W. Dayton.jpg 18 Nov 2005   5 1970 (ROTC) 35 (1949–        ) Director, George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, 2011–2021. Nominee to be U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, 2020–2021.
61 John R. Wood Lt. Gen. John R. Wood.jpg 18 Nov 2005   3 1972 (USMA) 33 Retired, 2009.
62 Michael D. Maples Lt. Gen. Michael D. Maples.jpg 29 Nov 2005   4 1971 (USMA) 34 (1949–        )
* Peter W. Chiarelli Peter W. Chiarelli 2006.jpg 19 Jan 2006   2 1972 (ROTC) 34 (1950–        ) Promoted to general, 2008.
* Stanley A. McChrystal Stanley McChrystal BG 1999.jpg 16 Feb 2006   3 1976 (USMA) 30 (1954–        ) Promoted to general, 2009.
63 Gary D. Speer Lt. Gen. Gary D. Speer.jpg 3 Apr 2006[30] 3 1972 (USMA) 34 -
64 David P. Valcourt David P. Valcourt TRADOC.jpg 11 Apr 2006[31] 4 1973 (USMA) 33 (1951–        )
65 Jack C. Stultz Jr. Lt. Gen. Jack C. Stultz.jpg 25 May 2006   6 1974 (ROTC) 32 (1952–        )
66 Michael D. Rochelle Lt. Gen. Michael D. Rochelle.jpg Jun 2006   3 1972 (ROTC) 34 (1950–        )
67 Robert Wilson Lt. Gen. Robert Wilson.jpg 23 Jun 2006   3 1972 (ROTC) 34 -
68 Douglas E. Lute Douglas E. Lute, official military photo portrait.jpg 21 Jul 2006   4 1975 (USMA) 35 (1952–        ) U.S. Permanent Representative to NATO, 2013–2017.
69 N. Ross Thompson III Lt. Gen. N. Ross Thompson III.jpg Sep 2006   4 1974 (ROTC) 32 Son of Army lieutenant general N. Ross Thompson Jr.
70 Thomas R. Turner II Lt. Gen. Thomas R. Turner II.jpg 4 Dec 2006   3 1974 (USMA) 32 (1955–        ) Retired, 2010.
* Lloyd J. Austin III Class A Command Photo LTG Austin.jpg 8 Dec 2006   4 1975 (USMA) 31 (1953–        ) Promoted to general, 2010. U.S. Secretary of Defense, 2021–present.
71 Stephen M. Speakes Lt. Gen. Stephen M. Speakes.jpg 9 Dec 2006   3 1974 (USMA) 32 (1952–        )
72 Joseph F. Peterson Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson.jpg 11 Dec 2006   4 1972 (ROTC) 34 First Hawaiian American to attain the rank of lieutenant general in the Army.
73 Kevin T. Campbell Kevin T Campbell (cropped).jpg 18 Dec 2006   4 1973 (ROTC) 33 (1950–        ) Retired, 2011.
* James D. Thurman General James David Thurman.jpg 19 Jan 2007  
  • Commanding General, V Corps, 2007.
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations, Plans and Training, Army Staff (DCS G-3/5/7), 2007–2010.
3 1975 (ROTC) 32 (1953–        ) Promoted to general, 2010.
74 Benjamin C. Freakley LTG Benjamin C. Freakley.jpg 18 May 2007   5 1975 (USMA) 32 (1953–        )
75 William G. Webster Jr. William G. Webster.jpg 29 May 2007   4 1974 (USMA) 33 (1951–        )
76 William B. Caldwell IV LTG William B Caldwell IV Official Photo 2011.jpg 11 Jun 2007   6 1976 (USMA) 31 (1954–        ) Son of Army lieutenant general William B. Caldwell III. President, Georgia Military College, 2013–present.
* Charles H. Jacoby Jr. CharlesJacoby.jpg 16 Jun 2007   4 1978 (USMA) 29 (1954–        ) Promoted to general, 2011.
77 Francis H. Kearney III Lt. Gen. Francis H. Kearney III.jpg 28 Jun 2007   4 1976 (USMA) 31 Retired, 2012.
78 Richard P. Zahner Lt. Gen. Richard P. Zahner.jpg 28 Jun 2007  
  • Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence and Warfighting Support) (DUSD(I&WS)), 2007–2009.
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence, Army Staff (DCS G-2), 2009–2012.
5 1976 (ROTC) 31 -
79 David P. Fridovich Fridovich-david.jpg 8 Jul 2007[33] 4 1974 (ROTC) 33 -
80 John D. Gardner Jack Gardner.gif 11 Jul 2007   5 1976 (USMA) 31 -
* Carter F. Ham Lt. Gen. Carter F. Ham.jpg 1 Aug 2007   1 1976 (ROTC) 31 (1952–        ) Promoted to general, 2008. Served 3 years in the enlisted ranks before being commissioned in 1976.
81 Kenneth W. Hunzeker HunzekerKennethW-ACU 2007-08.JPG 8 Aug 2007   3 1975 (USMA) 32 (1952–        ) Served four years in the enlisted ranks before being commissioned in 1975.
82 Michael A. Vane Lt. Gen. Michael A. Vane.jpg 20 Aug 2007   4 1975 (USMA) 32 -
83 Jeffrey A. Sorenson Jeffrey A. Sorenson.jpg 16 Nov 2007   4 1973 (USMA) 34 -
84 Eric B. Schoomaker LTG Eric Schoomaker.jpg 11 Dec 2007   4 1970 (ROTC) 37 (1948–        ) Brother of Army four-star general Peter Schoomaker.
85 Thomas G. Miller Thomas G. Miller.jpg 11 Jan 2008   3 1973 (ROTC) 35 -
86 David H. Huntoon Jr. LTG David Huntoon.jpg 25 Jan 2008   5 1973 (USMA) 35 (1951–        ) Commandant, U.S. Army War College, 2003–2008.
87 Benjamin R. Mixon Lt Gen Benjamin R Mixon as USAPACCOM CO.jpg 1 Feb 2008   3 1975 (UNG) 33 (1953–        )
88 Joseph F. Fil Jr. Joseph F. Fil, Jr. (2).jpg 18 Feb 2008   2 1976 (ROTC) 32 (1953–        ) Nominated to become inspector general; retired as major general, 2012.[34][35]
89 Kathleen M. Gainey Lieutenantgeneralkathleenmgainey.jpg 13 Mar 2008   5 1978 (ROTC) 30 (1956–        )
90 Mitchell H. Stevenson Mitchell H. Stevenson (2).jpg Jun 2008  
  • Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Army Staff (DCS G-4), 2008–2011.
3 1974 (ROTC) 34 (1952–        )
91 Frank G. Helmick Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick.jpg 3 Jul 2008   4 1976 (USMA) 32 (1953–        )
92 Robert E. Durbin Lt. Gen. Robert E. Durbin.jpg 23 Jul 2008  
  • Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army for Enterprise Management, 2008–2010.
  • Acting Director, Army Office of Business Transformation/Special Assistant to the Secretary of the Army for Enterprise Management (DIROBT), 2010.
  • Director, Army Office of Business Transformation (DIROBT), 2010–2011.
3 1975 (USMA) 33 -
93 Edgar E. Stanton III Lt. Gen. Edgar E. Stanton III.gif 24 Jul 2008[36] 4 1972 (ROTC) 36 -
94 Ricky Lynch Rick Lynch.jpg 25 Jul 2008   3 1977 (USMA) 31 -
* David M. Rodriguez Lt. Gen. David M. Rodriguez (cropped).jpg 29 Jul 2008   3 1976 (USMA) 32 (1954–        ) Promoted to general, 2011.
95 John F. Mulholland Jr. Lt. Gen. John F. Mulholland Jr.jpg 7 Nov 2008   8 1978 (ROTC) 30 (1955–        )
96 Patrick J. O'Reilly Lt. Gen. Patrick J. O'Reilly (2).jpg 21 Nov 2008   4 1978 (USMA) 30 Promoted directly from the rank of brigadier general. Retired, 2013.
97 Scott C. Black LTGScottCBlack.jpg 11 Dec 2008   1 1974 (ROTC) 31[37] (1952–        ) First three-star judge advocate general of the Army.
98 James H. Pillsbury Lt. Gen. James H. Pillsbury.jpg 15 Dec 2008   3 1973 (ROTC) 35 -
99 Carroll F. Pollett LTG Carroll F. Pollett.jpg 17 Dec 2008   4 1975 (OCS) 33 -
* Dennis L. Via LTG Dennis L. Via.jpg 14 Aug 2009  
  • Director, Command, Control, Communications and Computers/Cyber, Joint Staff, J6, 2009–2011.
  • Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Materiel Command (DCG/CoS AMC), 2011–2012.
3 1980 (ROTC) 29 (1958–        ) Promoted to general, 2012.
100 P. K. Keen P. K. (Ken) Keen.jpg Sep 2009   4 1974 (ROTC) 35 (1952–        ) Commander, 75th Ranger Regiment, 1999–2001.
101 Mark P. Hertling Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling.jpg 19 Sep 2009   3 1975 (USMA) 34 (1953–        ) Retired, 2013.
* Robert W. Cone LTG Cone 1.jpg 22 Sep 2009   2 1979 (USMA) 30 (1957–2016) Promoted to general, 2011.
102 Dana K. Chipman Dana K. Chipman - official portrait.jpg 1 Oct 2009   4 1980 (USMA) 29 (1958–        ) Republican Counsel, U.S. House Select Committee on Benghazi, 2014–2016.
103 Michael D. Barbero Michael D Barbero.jpg 7 Oct 2009   4 1976 (USMA) 33 (1955–        )
104 Robert P. Lennox Robert P. Lennox (1).jpg 2 Nov 2009[38] 3 1977 (USMA) 32 -
105 Keith M. Huber Lt. Gen. Keith M. Huber.jpg 10 Nov 2009   4 1975 (USMA) 34 -
106 Guy C. Swan III Guy C Swan III.jpg 15 Dec 2009   2 1976 (USMA) 33 (1954–        )
107 Michael L. Oates Lt. Gen. Michael L. Oates (1).jpg 30 Dec 2009   2 1979 (USMA) 30 -

Timeline[edit]

Three-star positions (2000–2009)[edit]

Army National GuardArmy Service Component CommandUnited States Army Training and Doctrine CommandUnited States Army Materiel CommandUnited States Army Forces CommandUnited States Military AcademyJudge Advocate General's Corps, United States ArmyArmy Medical Department (United States)United States Army Corps of EngineersUnited States Secretary of the Army#Office of the Secretary of the ArmyArmy Staff (United States)Palestinian National AuthorityInternational Security Assistance ForceU.S. Forces - IraqMulti-National Force – IraqNorth Atlantic Treaty OrganizationNational Counterterrorism CenterDirector of National IntelligenceNational Guard BureauUnified combatant commandJoint Chiefs of Staff#Joint StaffList of U.S. Department of Defense agenciesOffice of the Secretary of Defense

Three-star generals (2000–2009)[edit]

Michael L. OatesGuy C. Swan IIIKeith M. HuberRobert P. LennoxMichael D. BarberoDana K. ChipmanRobert W. ConeMark P. HertlingKen KeenDennis L. ViaCarroll F. PollettJames H. PillsburyScott C. BlackPatrick J. O'ReillyJohn F. Mulholland Jr.David M. RodriguezRicky LynchEdgar E. Stanton IIIRobert E. DurbinFrank G. HelmickMitchell H. StevensonKathleen M. GaineyJoseph F. Fil Jr.Benjamin R. MixonDavid H. Huntoon Jr.Thomas G. MillerEric B. SchoomakerJeffrey A. SorensonMichael A. VaneKenneth W. HunzekerCarter F. HamJohn D. GardnerDavid P. FridovichRichard P. ZahnerFrancis H. Kearney IIICharles H. Jacoby Jr.William B. Caldwell IVWilliam G. Webster Jr.Benjamin C. FreakleyJames D. ThurmanKevin T. CampbellJoseph F. PetersonStephen M. SpeakesLloyd J. Austin IIIThomas R. Turner IIN. Ross Thompson IIIDouglas E. LuteRobert WilsonMichael D. RochelleJack C. Stultz Jr.David P. ValcourtGary D. SpeerStanley A. McChrystalPeter W. ChiarelliMichael D. MaplesJohn R. WoodKeith W. DaytonJohn F. KimmonsAnn E. DunwoodyMartin E. DempseyWilliam E. MortensenRonald L. Burgess Jr.Clyde A. VaughnKarl W. EikenberryDell L. DaileyStanley E. GreenRaymond T. OdiernoRobert L. Van Antwerp Jr.James M. DubikR. Steven WhitcombDavid F. MelcherKevin C. KileyRobert T. DailJohn M. Brown IIIRussel L. HonoréCarl A. StrockDavid H. PetraeusLarry J. DodgenJohn M. CurranRobert T. ClarkJoseph L. Yakovac Jr.David W. BarnoFranklin L. HagenbeckSteven W. BoutelleJohn R. VinesClaude V. ChristiansonWilliam G. BoykinKeith B. AlexanderJames J. Lovelace Jr.Ricardo S. SanchezAnthony R. JonesJerry L. SinnH. Steven BlumWalter L. SharpThomas F. MetzRobert W. WagnerCharles C. CampbellJames L. CampbellRichard A. HackWilliam E. WardPhilip R. Kensinger Jr.Edward SorianoBantz J. CraddockRichard A. CodyJames R. HelmlyDennis D. CavinJohn S. Caldwell Jr.John M. LeMoyneJoseph R. IngeGeorge W. Casey Jr.Colby M. Broadwater IIIJohn B. SylvesterBurwell B. Bell IIIDavid D. McKiernanWilliam S. WallaceBenjamin S. GriffinThomas J. PlewesWilliam J. Lennox Jr.Roger C. SchultzRoy E. BeauchampJoseph M. Cosumano Jr.Joseph K. Kellogg Jr.Robert B. FlowersJohn P. AbizaidBryan D. BrownCharles S. Mahan Jr.Daniel R. ZaniniJames B. PeakeFreddy E. McFarrenPaul T. MikolashekRobert W. Noonan Jr.Dan K. McNeillPeter M. CuvielloTimothy J. Maude

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Dates of rank are taken, where available, from the U.S. Army register of active and retired commissioned officers, the General Officer Management Office, or the National Guard Senior Leader Management Office. The date listed is that of the officer's first promotion to lieutenant general. If such a date cannot be found, the next date substituted should be that of the officer's assumption of his/her first three-star appointment. Failing which, the officer's first Senate confirmation date to lieutenant general should be substituted.
  2. ^ a b Positions listed are those held by the officer when promoted to lieutenant general. Dates listed are for the officer's full tenure, which may predate promotion to three-star rank or postdate retirement from active duty.
  3. ^ a b The number of years of active-duty service at three-star rank is approximated by subtracting the year in the "Date of rank" column from the last year in the "Position" column. Time spent between active-duty three-star assignments is not counted.
  4. ^ a b Sources of commission are listed in parentheses after the year of commission and include: the United States Military Academy (USMA); Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) at a civilian university; ROTC at a senior military college such as the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Norwich University (Norwich), Pennsylvania Military College (PMC), University of North Georgia (UNG), or Widener University (Widener); Officer Candidate School (OCS); the aviation cadet program (cadet); the Army National Guard (ARNG); direct commission (direct); and battlefield commission (battlefield).
  5. ^ a b The number of years in commission before being promoted to three-star rank is approximated by subtracting the year in the "Commission" column from the year in the "Date of rank" column.
  6. ^ a b Notes include years of birth and death; awards of the Medal of Honor, Congressional Gold Medal, Presidential Medal of Freedom, or honors of similar significance; major government appointments; university presidencies or equivalents; familial relationships with significant military officers or government officials such as U.S. Presidents, cabinet secretaries, U.S. Senators, or state governors; and unusual career events such as premature relief or death in office.
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  10. ^ designated as Army G-4 in 2002. The Army G-4: A Brief History U.S. Army.
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  13. ^ designated Army G-8 in 2002
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