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U.S. Army Europe and Africa Command Biography

Commanding General of 56th Artillery Command

Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Maranian

Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Maranian assumed command of the 56th Artillery Command, United States Army Europe and Africa in October 2021.
A native of Natick, Massachusetts, Maj. Gen. Maranian graduated from Bucknell University in 1988 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army.

A career Field Artillery Officer, Maj. Gen. Maranian has commanded at every echelon from Battery to Theater Fires Command, to include command of the U.S. Army War College, the 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, the 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, and two field artillery batteries in the 1st Cavalry Division.

In addition to command, Maj. Gen. Maranian has served in a wide variety of key leadership positions including service as the Deputy Commandant of the United States Army Command and General Staff College/Provost of Army University, the Deputy Commanding General for Maneuver in the 2nd Infantry Division, the Commandant of the United States Army Field Artillery School, and as the first director of Army Futures Command’s Long Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team.

Maj. Gen. Maranian holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Bucknell University, a master of arts in human resources development from Webster University, and a master of strategic studies degree from the United States Army War College. He is also an honor graduate of the Defense Language Institute’s Greek Language Course.

Maj. Gen. Maranian’s overseas service comprises 12 overseas tours in seven countries, including a post-graduate fellowship at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy.

He has been decorated by the United States Army, United States Air Force, NATO, and the Republic of Korea and his awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (6), the Bronze Star Medal (2), the Combat Action Badge, and the Senior Parachutist’s badge.
Maj. Gen. Maranian and his wife have been married for 29 years.


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