Major General Stephen J. Maranian Biography

About Major General Stephen J. Maranian (USA)

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Rank Date
Major General 2 Dec 19
Brigadier General 2 May 17

Major General Stephen J. Maranian Biography

Major General Stephen J. Maranian
Date of Birth July 20, 1966
Natick, Massachusetts
Bucknell University (BA), Defense Language Institute (Greek Language Course), United States Army Command and General Staff College, U.S. Army War College
Military Awards
Distinguished Service Medal (2), Legion of Merit (6), Bronze Star Medal (2), Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachutist’s badge
Notable Assignments
Commandant, United States Army War College; Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Combined Arms Center/Provost, Army University/Deputy Commandant, United States Army Command and General Staff College; Commanding General, 56th Artillery Command
Current Status Retired

The 56th Artillery Command, United States Army Europe and Africa, is commanded by Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Maranian.

Maj. Gen. Maranian is a Natick, Massachusetts native who attended Bucknell University and joined the Army in 1988 as a 2nd Lt.

The 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, the 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, and two field artillery batteries in the 1st Cavalry Division are just a few of the organizations that Maj. Gen. Maranian, a career field artillery officer, has commanded at every echelon from the battery to theater fires command.

Major General Maranian has held a variety of important leadership positions in addition to his command, including those of Deputy Commandant of the United States Army Command and General Staff College and Provost of Army University, Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver) for the 2nd Infantry Division, Commandant of the United States Army Field Artillery School, First Director of the Army Futures Command’s Long Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team, and as the Deputy Commanding General for the 2nd Infant

Maj. Gen. Maranian has master’s degrees from Webster University and the United States Army War College in addition to a bachelor’s degree in business management from Bucknell University. He also completed the Greek Language Course at the Defense Language Institute with honors.

Twelve overseas tours in seven different nations make up Maj. Gen. Maranian’s overseas experience, which also includes a post-graduate study at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy.

The United States Army, United States Air Force, NATO, Romania, and the Republic of Korea have all awarded him decorations. He has received the Bronze Star Medal twice, the Legion of Merit six times, the Distinguished Service Medal twice, the Combat Action Badge twice, and the Senior Parachutist’s badge twice.

The marriage of Maj. Gen. Maranian and his spouse spans 30 years.

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