Maj. Gen. John A. George is the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command (CCDC), having assumed that role on Nov. 1, 2019. Prior to that, George served as the Deputy Director/Chief of Staff, Futures and Concepts Center.
CCDC has the mission to provide innovative research, development and engineering to produce capabilities that provide decisive overmatch to the Army against the complexities of the current and future operating environments in support of the Joint Warfighter and the Nation.
George is a 1988 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY. During his 31 years of service, George has held command and staff assignments in the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson; 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell; The United States Military Academy, West Point; NATO Joint Command Southeast, Izmir Turkey; Headquarters Department of the Army, The Pentagon; United States European Command, Stuttgart Germany; the Army Capabilities Integration Center and subsequent to the creation of the Army Futures Command, the Futures and Concepts Center, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
His deployments include Operation Joint Guardian (NATO), Kosovo, where he served as Chief of Force Issues and Requirements, and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, as the Chief, Afghanistan National Police Force Management Branch.
George is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses; Command and General Staff College; Force Management Course; and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He holds a Master of Science in social psychology from Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Science in national resource strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Washington, DC.
His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal and various other awards. George has also earned the Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
George is married to the former Shannon C. Wright. They have three sons: John, Brady and Garrett.