Division West Commanding General


Major General Warren E. Phipps, Jr. took command of Division West, First Army at Fort Hood, Texas on 23 January 2013. 

Major General Phipps, Jr. was born and raised in Maryland, but he has claimed Texas as his home for the past 30 years. He was commissioned a second lieutenant in Aviation from the United States Military Academy in 1982.

Major General Phipps, Jr. has commanded the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; the 2d Squadron, 6th Cavalry, Illesheim, Germany; and C Troop, 4th Squadron, 6th Cavalry, Fort Hood, Texas. 

He has held leadership and staff positions in the 8th Combat Aviation Battalion, Mainz-Finthen, Germany; the 6th Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat), Fort Hood, Texas; and the 229th Aviation Regiment (Attack) (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. His operational deployments include Joint Guard in Bosnia, Allied Force in Kosovo, Iraqi Freedom in Iraq, and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Major General Phipps, Jr. has served as Deputy Commanding General (Support), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Combined Joint Task Force-101, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff for the U.S. Army Aviation Center; an operations officer in J-3 on the Joint Staff; a program analyst in Program Analysis and Evaluation Directorate on the Army Staff; and as an assistant professor at the United States Military Academy. His most recent assignment was as Deputy Director for Regional Operations, J-3, for the Joint Staff.

He is a graduate of Air Defense Officers' Basic Course, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, Aviation Officers' Advanced Course, Combined Arms Service Staff School, U.S. Army Command and Staff College, and U.S. National War College. He holds Master of Science degrees in Applied Mathematics from Naval Postgraduate School and National Security Studies from the National War College.

Major General Phipps, Jr.'s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster [OLC,]) Legion of Merit (1 OLC,) Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC,) Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC,) Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC,) Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC,) French National Defense Medal (Gold,) Polish Army Medal (Gold,) Combat Action Badge, Master Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.


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