FORT GORDON, GA -- The U.S. Senate recently confirmed the selection of Brig, Gen. LaWarren V. Patterson, commanding general, 7th Signal Command (Theater), headquartered at Fort Gordon, Ga., for promotion to major general.
"Brigadier General Patterson's selection for promotion to major general is a recognition by the Army leadership of not only his outstanding performance of duty, but also his potential to serve in even more challenging assignments," said Maj. Gen. Jennifer L. Napper, commanding general, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command. "Warren commands the largest, most diverse and complicated of our Theater Signal Commands, and it is due to his personal leadership and continual outreach to the commands he supports that they have been so successful. I expect great things from Warren in the future!"
Patterson is a native of Portsmouth, Va. He graduated from Norfolk State University, receiving his commission as a second lieutenant in the Signal Corps in 1982, and earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications. He also holds a Master of Science Degree in General Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
As commanding general of 7th Signal Command, he directs operations and defense of the Army's LandWarNet in the Western Hemisphere. 7th Signal Command provides unity of command for network operations in the Army North and Army South Areas of Operations, consolidating many loosely affiliated networks into a single standardized network enterprise.
Through its three theater strategic signal brigades, Network Enterprise Centers at each Army installation, and two Theater Network Operations and Security Centers, the command delivers critical IT solutions, capabilities, and services to the Army, supporting war fighting, generating forces, and intergovernmental, interagency and civil authorities.
Brigadier General Patterson most recently served as the Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM) headquartered at Ft Huachuca, AZ.
His career has encompassed a wide range of command and staff positions, beginning with assignments in the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. He has commanded at every level, including company command of the 85th Light Equipment Maintenance Company (Germany), battalion command of the 440th Signal Battalion (Germany), and brigade command of the 1st Signal Brigade (Republic of Korea).
Other key assignments have included the 3rd Infantry Division, 3RD Armored, V Corp, Eighth U.S. Army, selection to the Joint Chiefs of Staff's (JCS) Intern Program, deployment to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Storm, Army Personnel Services Command (PERSCOM) Signal Branch Lieutenants and Captains Assignment Officer, and Special Assistant to the U.S. Commander, United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea.
Brig. Gen Patterson has been married for 29 years to the former Jule L. Page of Philadelphia. They have one daughter, Veronica Nicole, a third year medical school student at Meharry Medical College.