Gen. Stephen R. Lyons received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and commissioned through Army ROTC in 1983 as a 2nd Lt.in the Ordnance Corps.
In his more than 30 years of service, Lyons has held many positions of progressive leadership responsibility. He began his career in Germany during the Cold War and has held a wide range of assignments. Lyons served as battalion executive officer for the Division Support Command and also as the executive officer and Division Material Management Center Chief in the 1st Armored Division in Germany. Lyons was the Plans Officer for the J-4 United States Central Command. His battalion command was with the 703rd Main Support Battalion and he later served as the G-4 of the 3rd Infantry Division. He commanded the 82nd Airborne Division Support Command and later commanded the 82nd Sustainment Brigade. He served as the executive officer to the Commander, United States Army Material Command. He has served with the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) as C/J-4. He was the Director, Logistics Operations, Readiness, Force Integration and Strategy at Headquarters, Department of the Army G-4.
Lyons is currently serving as Commander of the United States Transportation Command. He is the first ever non-Air Force officer to lead Transportation Command.
About the Army ROTC Hall of Fame
The ROTC Hall of Fame was established in 2016 as part of the ROTC Centennial celebration. The first class (2016) inducted 326 former ROTC Cadets who had distinguished themselves in their military or civilian career.
The Hall of Fame honors graduates of the Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps who have distinguished themselves in military or civilian pursuits. It provides a prestigious and tangible means of recognizing and honoring Army ROTC Alumni who have made lasting, significant contributions to the Nation, the Army and the history and traditions of the Army ROTC Program.
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