Major General Antonio
M. Taguba is currently serving as the Deputy Commanding General
(Support), Third U.S. Army, U.S. Army Forces Central Command and
Coalition Forces Land Component Command. Prior to this assignment,
he served as the Acting Director of the Army Staff, Headquarters,
Department of the Army, The Pentagon.
Major General Taguba was commissioned as an armor
officer and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from
Idaho State University in 1972. He began his career with troop-
leading assignments in the 1st Battalion, 72d Armor, 2d Infantry
Division, Eight United States Army, Korea. He commanded Headquarters
and Headquarters Battery, Staff and Faculty Battalion, Field Artillery
School/Center at Fort Sill, OK; Company B, 4th Battalion, 69th
Armor at Mainz, Germany; 1st Battalion, 72d Armor, 2d Infantry
Division at Camp Casey, Korea; 2d "St. Lo" Brigade,
2d Armored Division, later redesignated as 2d "Warhorse"
Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Hood, TX;
and the United States Army Community and Family Support Center
in Alexandria, VA.
Complimenting his command assignments, Major General
Taguba has served as Materiel Systems Analyst, Office of the Chief
of Staff, Army, The Pentagon and Executive Officer, C/J5 (Plans
and Policy) ROK-US Combined Forces Command, Yongsan, Korea; Chief
of Staff, U.S. Army Reserve Command, Fort McPherson, GA; and Assistant
Division Commander-Forward, 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized)
and Deputy Commanding General (South), First U.S. Army at Fort
Major General Taguba is a graduate of the Armor
Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the United States Army Command
and General Staff College, the United States College of Naval
Command and Staff and the United States Army War College. He is
a graduate of Idaho State University with a BA Degree in History,
Webster University with a MA Degree in Public Administration,
Salve Regina University with a MA Degree in International Relations
and the United States College of Naval Command and Staff with
a MA Degree in National Security & Strategic Studies.
Major General Taguba has been awarded the Distinguished
Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious
Service Medal (with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal
(with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Oak
Leaf Cluster) and the Army Staff Identification Badge.