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 has 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), 2nd Infantry Division (Mechanized), 75th Ranger Regiment, United States Army Special Operations Command, the 1st Cavalry Division, the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) 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 Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver) of III Corps, Fort Hood, 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; 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 for more than 31 years. Team Gilland are the proud parents of three children.