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Stephen Townsend


General Stephen Townsend is the Commanding General of US Army Training and Doctrine Command. He previously served as commander of 18th Airborne Corps and Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. His combat and operational experience includes deployments in support of Operation Urgent Fury, Operation Just Cause, Operation Uphold Democracy, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is a graduate of North Georgia College, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and the US Army War College, with a Master of Strategic Studies.

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