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Brigadier General Thomas C. Graves

THOMAS GRAVES is a Brigadier General in the U.S. Army and is currently assigned as the Deputy Commanding General (Operations) for Eighth Army in Yongsan, Korea. He has served on active duty for over 31 years. Originally commissioned from the United States Military Academy, he has commanded at multiple levels, to include Commander, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division in Camp Hovey, Korea, as well as the Commander, 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment in Friedberg, Germany. He has served in combat in Panama and Iraq, including 10 months as the Deputy Brigade Commander for 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division in Ramadi, Iraq, and 14 months as a battalion commander in Hit, Iraq. His most recent combat tour was 9 months in Kuwait and Erbil, Iraq, in 2015 during Operation INHERENT RESOLVE. Other notable assignments include serving as: the Chief of Staff for 2nd Infantry Division in Camp Red Cloud, Korea; the Director of the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS) at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Executive Officer to the Supreme Allied Commander Europe in Mons, Belgium; and Deputy Commanding General (Operations) for 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kansas. Brigadier General Graves holds a master's degree in education from McNeese State University, is a graduate of SAMS, and is a Class of 2008 graduate of the U.S. Army War College (USAWC).

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SSI books and monographs by Brigadier General Thomas C. Graves

  • Transforming the Force: The 11th Air Assault Division (Test) from 1963 to 1965

    June 27, 2017

    Authored by Brigadier General Thomas C. Graves.
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    In this revised monograph originally written in the Spring of 2000, then-Major Thomas Graves explores the development of air assault doctrine, tactics, and procedures that would later be used with great effect during the Vietnam War. Now Brigadier General Graves revisits this study as an example that still applies to the integration of technology into today’s modern U.S. Army.