Lieutenant General Steven W. Gilland

61st Superintendent
The U.S. Military Academy at West Point


Lieutenant General Steve Gilland commissioned into the United States Army upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1990. As an Infantry Officer, he served in a variety of tactical assignments in Air Assault, Armor, Mechanized Infantry, Ranger, and Special Operations units. He has served in the 24th Infantry Division (Mechanized), the 2nd Infantry Division (Mechanized), the 75th Ranger Regiment, the United States Army Special Operations Command, the 1st Cavalry Division, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-US Combined Division, the III Armored Corps, and the United States Military Academy (USMA). 

Lieutenant General Gilland has commanded at multiple levels throughout his career, most recently as Commanding General of the 2nd ROK-U.S. Combined Division in Korea. He has participated in numerous operational deployments to the Middle East, Africa, and Afghanistan. 

Prior to assuming duties as USMA’s 61st Superintendent, he served as the Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver) of III Armored Corps, Fort Hood (known as Fort Cavazos since 2023), Texas.

Lieutenant General Gilland holds a Master's Degree in Military Operational Art and Science from the Air Force Command and Staff College.

His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters); Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit (with two Oak Leaf Clusters); Bronze Star Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters); Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal (with five Oak Leaf Clusters); and the Army Commendation Medal (with V Device). He has earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Military Free Fall Jumpmaster Badge. 

Lieutenant General Gilland has been happily married to his West Point classmate Betsy, for more than 32 years. Team Gilland are the proud parents of three children.