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Stephen R. Lyons
Major General Stephen R. Lyons - Commander, Combined Arms Support Command
Allegiance United States United States of America
Service/branch United States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service 1983 – present
Rank US-O8 insignia.svg Major General
Commands held 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Combined Arms Support Command

Major General Stephen R. Lyons, USA is a serving general officer in the United States Army who is the Commanding General, Combined Arms Support Command, the Sustainment Center of Excellence (SCoE) as well as the Senior Mission Commander for Fort Lee, Virginia.

Early life[]

Lyons is a 1979 graduate of the LaSalle Institute an all-male private Catholic college preparatory school in Troy, New York. He later earned an associate's degree in criminal justice from Hudson Valley Community College. In 1983, he graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology and commissioned through ROTC as a Second Lieutenant in the Ordnance Corps.

Military education[]

Lyons received a Master of Science degree in logistics management from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1993 and another Master of Science in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 2005.[1]

Military career[]

He served as Battalion Executive Officer, for the Division Support Command and also as the Executive Officer and Division Material Management Center (DMMC) Chief in the 1st Armored Division in Germany. Lyons was the Plans Officer for the J-4 US Central Command. His battalion command was with the 703rd Main Support Battalion and he later served as the G-4 of the 3rd Infantry Division. He commanded the 82nd Airborne Division Support Command and later commanded the 82nd Sustainment Brigade. He served as the Executive Officer to the Commander, Army Materiel Command (AMC). Lyons has served with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) as C/J-4. He was the Director, Logistics Operations, Readiness, Force Integration and Strategy at Headquarters, Department of the Army G-4.[2]

Lyons commanded of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command (TSC) at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii from 2012 to 2014. The 8th TSC is responsible for logistics and sustainment of the Army in the Pacific. The command spans 9,000 miles and controls units providing supplies, maintenance, transport, engineer, personnel, and military police from Alaska to Korea.[3] On August 22, 2014, Lyons assumed command of the Combined Arms Support Command/Sustainment Center of Excellence at Fort Lee, Virginia.[4]

He deployed for two tours to Iraq (2003, 2006-2008) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and later to Afghanistan (2009-2011) in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was involved in Hurricane Katrina Relief Operations in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2005. He served in 1996 in Bosnia-Herzegovina during Operation Joint Endeavor as part of the Implementation Force (IFOR) and deployed in 1989 for Operation Just Cause in Panama.[1]

Awards and decorations[]

US Army Airborne master parachutist badge.gif  Master Parachutist Badge

Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Army Achievement Medal
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Bronze star
Bronze star
Iraqi Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Army Overseas Service Ribbon
United Nations Medal
Gold star
NATO Medal
United States Army Staff Identification Badge.png Army Staff Identification Badge
Fallschirmspringerabzeichen der Bundeswehr in Bronze.jpg Parachutist Badge (Germany)


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