Brig. Gen. Joseph P. McGee currently serves as the Deputy Commanding General (Operations) for U.S. Army Cyber Command, Fort Belvoir, Va.
A native of Atherton, Calif., Brig. Gen. McGee was commissioned as an Infantry Lieutenant from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1990. After West Point, he graduated from the Infantry Officers Basic Course at Fort Benning, Ga. His first operational assignment was to Fort Lewis, Wash., where he served in 2d Battalion, 60th Infantry Regiment as a Rifle Platoon Leader and Scout Platoon Leader, then transitioned to 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, as a Rifle Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer. Throughout his career, he has served in the following units and positions: 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, N.C., as the Battalion Assistant S3 and Bravo Company Commander; 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment as the Battalion Assistant S3 and Charlie Company Commander; 2d Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment as a Liaison Officer, Operations Officer and Executive Officer. During his time with 2d Ranger Battalion he deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Following these deployments, Brig. Gen. McGee moved to Fort Bragg, N.C., and served in the Operations Directorate of the Joint Special Operations Command before being assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Tenn. He later assumed command of the 2d Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st BCT (Bastogne), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from December 2006-2009. During this time, Task Force No Slack conducted combat operations in Samarra, Iraq.
Following Battalion Command, Brig. Gen. McGee served as the Deputy Executive Assistant to the 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Michael Mullen. He returned to the Bastogne Brigade at Fort Campbell and served as its Brigade Commander through October 2013. During this time the Bastogne Brigade served as one of the first Advise and Assist Brigades in Afghanistan and facilitated the transition of Security Forces in Nangarhar, Kunar and Nuristan provinces from 2012-2013.
Returning to Washington, D.C., Brig. Gen. McGee served as the Executive Officer to the 38th Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond Odierno. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Commander of Sustainment for 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas.
Brig. Gen. McGee is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Ranger School, Pathfinder School, and the Command and General Staff College. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from West Point, a Master's Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University, and is an alumnus of the Army's Senior Fellows program, having served as a National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University for academic year 2010-2011. His work has been published in academic publications, including Stanford's Hoover Digest.
Brig. Gen. McGee's military awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (six Oak Leaf Clusters), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Expert Infantryman's Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, and the Ranger Tab.
ABOUT US: United States Army Cyber Command directs and conducts integrated electronic warfare, information and cyberspace operations as authorized, or directed, to ensure freedom of action in and through cyberspace and the information environment, and to deny the same to our adversaries.