General Curtis M. Scaparrotti is a native of Logan, Ohio, graduated from the United States Military Academy, West Point, in 1978 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army.
A career infantry officer, General Scaparrotti most recently served as Commander, United States Command / Combined Forces Command / United States Forces Korea. Prior to his service in Korea, General Scaparrotti served as the Director of the Joint Staff, Commander International Security Assistance Force and Deputy Commander U.S. Forces – Afghanistan, Commanding General of I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord, and the Commanding General of the 82nd Airborne Division.
In addition to these assignments, General Scaparrotti has served in key leadership positions at the tactical, operational and strategic level of the United States military to include Director of Operations, United States Central Command and as the 69th Commandant of Cadets at the United States Military Academy. He has commanded forces during Operations IRAQI FREEDOM, ENDURING FREEDOM (Afghanistan), SUPPORT HOPE (Zaire/Rwanda), JOINT ENDEAVOR (Bosnia-Herzegovina) and ASSURED RESPONSE (Liberia).
His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College and the United States Army War College. He holds a Masters’ Degree in Administrative Education from the University of South Carolina.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star and the Army Meritorious Service Medal. He has earned the Combat Action Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge and Ranger Tab.