|Born||May 10, 1957|
|Years of service||1980-2017|
7th Infantry Division
First Cavalry Division Artillery
Stephen Raymond Lanza (born May 10, 1957) is a United States Army lieutenant general who served as commanding general, I Corps at Joint Base Lewis–McChord, from February 6, 2014 to April 3, 2017. He transferred authority on April 3, 2017 to LTG Gary J. Volesky, and retired from active service on June 2, 2017.
Early life and education
Lanza was commissioned into the Field Artillery in 1980, after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the School for Advanced Military Studies at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. He has a bachelor of science degree from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University and a Master of Science in National Security and Strategic Studies from the National War College at Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington D.C. He has also served as a National Security Fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Lanza has commanded Soldiers at all levels including the 7th Infantry Division; 5th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; and the 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.
His senior staff assignments include the Aide-De-Camp to the Commander in Chief, United States Army Europe/Commander, NATO Peace Stabilization Force; Concepts Team Chief for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, G3, Pentagon; Chief, Joint Capabilities Division, J8, the Joint Staff, Pentagon; Deputy Commanding General for V Corps, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; G3, Chief of Operations, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; J9, Director for Strategic Effects, Multi-National Forces-Iraq (MNF-I), Iraq; Spokesman, United States Force-Iraq (USF-I), Iraq; and the Army's Chief of Public Affairs for the Secretary of the Army, Washington D.C. His operational deployment experience includes Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Saudi Arabia; Operation Joint Guard, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; and Operation New Dawn, Iraq.
Awards and Recognitions
|Army Distinguished Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster|
|Defense Superior Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster|
|Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster|
|Bronze Star Medal|
|Defense Meritorious Service Medal|
|Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters|
|Army Commendation Medal|
|Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster|
|Army Presidential Unit Citation|
|Joint Meritorious Unit Award|
|Meritorious Unit Commendation|
|Superior Unit Award with oak leaf cluster|
|National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star|
|Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal|
|Southwest Asia Service Medal with service star|
|Iraq Campaign Medal with three service stars|
|Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal|
|Global War on Terrorism Service Medal|
|Korea Defense Service Medal|
|Armed Forces Service Medal|
|Army Service Ribbon|
|Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 4|
|NATO Medal for the Former Yugoslavia|
|Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citation|
|Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)|
- Register of Graduates and Former Cadets, United States Military Academy. West Point Alumni Foundation. 1986. p. 865. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
- Lynn, Adam (3 April 2017). "New I Corps commander: 'We are ready to fight tonight'". The News Tribune. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
- Kingsland, Ruth (9 June 2017). "A 'Soldier for life' ends his 37-year Army career". Northwest Guardian. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
- "General Officer Management Office". www.gomo.army.mil. GOMO. Retrieved 25 April 2016.
Robert B. Brown
| Commander, I Corps
6 February 2014 to 3 April 2017
Gary J. Volesky