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Paul LaCamera
Major General Paul LaCamera
Commander, 4th Infantry Division
Place of birth Westwood, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years of service 1985 – Present
Rank Major General
Commands held 75th Ranger Regiment
4th Infantry Division
Battles/wars Operation Just Cause
Operation Uphold Democracy
Operation Anaconda
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation New Dawn

Major General Paul LaCamera is a United States Army infantry officer and is the current commander of the 4th Infantry Division. He assumed his current command 14 March 2013.[1] A native of Westwood, Massachusetts, LaCamera was commissioned a second lieutenant upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1985.

LaCamera previously commanded the 75th Ranger Regiment from 2005 to 2007. Following this command, he became the Director of Operations, Joint Special Operations Command from 2007 to 2009. In 2009, he became the Assistant Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command. From 2010 to 2012, LaCamera served as the Deputy Commanding General (Operations), 25th Infantry Division.[2]

Training and educationEdit

LaCamera earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Army Command and General Staff College, the Army War College, the Naval War College, and the Senior Service College Fellowship Course.[1]

Awards and decorationsEdit

LaCamera's awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Combat Infantryman Badge with star, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Master Parachutist Badgewith bronze star, the Pathfinder Badge, and the Ranger Tab.[1]

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Military offices
Preceded by
James C. Nixon
Commander, 75th Ranger Regiment
2005–2007
Succeeded by
Richard D. Clarke
Preceded by
Joseph Anderson
Commander, 4th Infantry Division
2013–present
Succeeded by
Incumbent

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