USASAC commander promoted, only active duty Native American general officer

By USASAC Public AffairsSeptember 23, 2020

Unfurling the flag
Brig. Gen. Douglas Lowrey, left, and Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Rice, right, unfurl the one-star flag during Lowrey's promotion ceremony held at the headquarters of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command, 18 Sept. 2020, at Redstone Arsenal, AL. (Photo by Richard Bumgardner, USASAC Public Affairs) (Photo Credit: Richard Bumgardner) VIEW ORIGINAL

The commander of the U.S. Army Security Assistance Command (USASAC) was promoted to brigadier general during a Sept. 18 promotion ceremony at Redstone Arsenal.

With the promotion, Brig. Gen. Douglas Lowrey, an Oklahoma native of Cherokee descent, becomes the only Native American general officer on active duty. He can trace his roots back to Major George “Rising Fawn” Lowrey, the Assistant Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation.

Lowrey’s family, including his father, Grady Lowrey, and his three young sons helped pin the new rank during the ceremony. The senior Lowrey, was an infantryman in the U.S Army, and retired from a local police force in Oklahoma after 30 years.

Army Materiel Command’s Gen. Edward Daly officiated the ceremony, which was broadcast live on Facebook.

USASAC is a subordinate organization of the Army Materiel Command, the primary provider of materiel to the United States Army. USASAC leads the AMC security assistance enterprise, developing and managing security assistance enterprise programs and foreign military sales.