Brigadier General Steve Gilland
77th Commandant, U.S. Corps of Cadets
U.S. Military Academy, West Point
Brigadier General Steve Gilland was commissioned from the United States Military Academy in 1990. As an Infantry officer, Brigadier General Gilland has served in a variety of tactical assignment in Air Assault, Mechanized Infantry, Armor, 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, and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Brigadier General Gilland has commanded at multiple levels throughout his career. He has participated in numerous operational deployments to the Middle East, Africa and Afghanistan. Brigadier General Gilland holds a master's degree in Military Operational Art and Science from the Air Force Command and Staff College. Prior to his arrival to the United States Military Academy, Brigadier General Gilland served as the Deputy Commanding General of Operations for the 101st and deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Brigadier General Gilland's decorations include The Legion of Merit, 2OLC; Bronze Star Medal, 3OLC; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal, 1OLC; Army Commendation Medal, 5OLC; Army Commendation medal with V Device; Joint Service Achievement medal; and the Army Achievement Medal, 3OLC. BG Gilland 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.
Brigadier General Gilland is married with three children.