Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lanza

Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lanza

Commanding General, I Corps Joint Base Lewis-McChord (Since 6 Feb 2014)


Lieutenant General Stephen R. Lanza assumed command I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord on February 6, 2014. I Corps is a globally responsive and regionally aligned force that supports the Pacific region. Through military-to-military engagements, partnership capacity building exercises, and security force assistance operations, America's Corps provides agile mission command and trained forces to support the Army's Prevent, Shape, and Win Strategy. I Corps is comprised of the 7th Infantry Division at JBLM, the 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, I Corps (Forward) at Camp Zama, Japan, the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command at JBLM, and the United States Army-Alaska brigade combat teams located at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Fort Wainwright.

Lieutenant General Stephen R. 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.

LTG Lanza has commanded Soldiers at all levels including the 7th Infantry Division at JBLM; 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.

LTG Lanza's 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.