By U.S. ArmySeptember 19, 2017
Major General Terry McKenrick assumed duties as the Deputy Commanding General of US Army Central on May 26th, 2017. He graduated from the US Military Academy and was commissioned as an Infantry officer. He most recently served as the Commanding General of the US Army Joint Modernization Command at Fort Bliss, Texas.
He previously served as Deputy Commanding General (Operations) of the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, and Director of Central Command Forward in Jordan. He also served as a Deputy Director for Operations of the National Military Command Center in the J-3 Directorate on the Joint Staff, and previously served as the Chief of Staff of the Office of Security Cooperation in Iraq. Prior to his joint assignments, he served as Commander of the 192d Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning and Commander of the Warrior Transition Brigade at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
He previously served in command and staff positions from platoon through Joint Staff level, including tours of duty with 3rd Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), 25th Infantry Division, US Army Pacific, Total Army Personnel Command, 75th Ranger Regiment, 2nd Ranger Battalion, US European Command, and Commander of 4th Ranger Training Battalion. He also served in V Corps and Multi-National Corps in Iraq. He served an overseas assignment in Hawaii and two tours in Germany, and operational deployments for Operation Uphold Democracy in Haiti, two tours for Operation Iraqi Freedom, and most recently was deployed to Jordan for Operation Inherent Resolve.
He earned a Master of Science Degree in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School for National Security, and a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources from Hawaii Pacific University. His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, two Defense Superior Service Medals, three Legions of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.