Maj. Gen. Randolph P. Strong, CECOM LCMC Commander
December 23, 2009
Major General Randolph P. Strong serves as the Commanding General, CECOM Life Cycle Management Command (CECOM LCMC). As Commander, Major General Strong leads a world-wide organization of over 11,000 military and civilian personnel responsible for coordinating, integrating and synchronizing the entire life-cycle management of the C4ISR systems for all of the Army's battlefield mission areas-maneuver control, fire support, air defense, intelligence, combat services support, tactical radios, satellite communications, and the warfighter information network.
Major General Strong, a native of Woodland, California, was commissioned in the United States Army as a Signal Corps officer upon graduating from the United States Military Academy. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science from the Naval Postgraduate School and a master's degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
Prior to assuming command, Major General Strong served as the Director of Architecture, Operations, Networks and Space, Office of the Chief Information Officer/G-6, United States Army.
During his career in the Army, Major General Strong has served in a wide variety of command and staff positions including multiple tactical, Army Command, Joint and Headquarters Command and various Department of the Army positions. He has extensive service in both Europe and the Pacific. Recently, Major General Strong served as the 31st Chief of Signal and Commanding General, US Army Signal Center and Fort Gordon, GA. Major General Strong's early career highlights include serving as the Signal Officer for 1/4 Cavalry 1st Infantry Division; as Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, US Army Signal Center; and as the S3 (Operations) and Executive Officer for the 124th Signal Battalion, 4th Infantry Division. Major General Strong also served as the Assistant Corps Signal Officer, V Corps, in Frankfurt, Germany and as the Commander, 141st Signal Battalion/G6, 1st Armored Division during the Division's deployment to Bosnia-Herzegovina as part of Operation Joint Endeavor. Later career highlights include serving in the J6, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany and as the Commander, 516th Signal Brigade/G6, U.S. Army Pacific. In October 1999 he deployed and served as the Commander, U.S. Forces-East Timor-a joint force deployed to East Timor in support of Operation Stabilize.
His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal; Defense Superior Service Medal; Army Legion of Merit (2nd award); the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters); the Army Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 oak leaf clusters); the Army Commendation Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters); the Humanitarian Service Medal; the NATO Medal; the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; the Armed Forces Service Medal; the National Defense Service Medal with two Bronze Stars for Service; the Overseas Service Ribbon and the Army Staff Identification Badge.