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Lieutenant General Ken Tovo


Lieutenant General Ken Tovo was commissioned from the United States Military Academy into the Infantry in 1983. After serving his initial tour with the 82nd Airborne Division, Lt. Gen. Tovo completed the Special Forces Qualification course and transferred to the Special Forces. He served as a Special Forces Detachment, Company, Battalion, and Group Commander in the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).

Additional assignments included serving as a Plans Officer with 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment (SFOD)-Delta and Joint Headquarters Center (NATO); Aide-de-Camp to the Commander, Stabilization Force (SFOR), Bosnia; Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Special Operations Command; Deputy Commanding General, Special Operations Command Europe (SOCEUR); and Deputy Commanding General, 1st Armored Division/U.S. Division Center, Iraq.

Lt. Gen. Tovo’s operational assignments include the first Gulf War, refugee relief operations in Northern Iraq, noncombatant evacuation operations in Sierra Leone, peacekeeping operations in Bosnia on two occasions, and five tours in Iraq.

Lt. Gen. Tovo most recently served as Commander, Special Operations Command Central (SOCCENT).