Deputy Commanding General - Maneuver

2ID Commanding General

Brigadier General Steve Maranian

Brigadier General Stephen J. (Steve) Maranian is the Deputy Commanding General – Maneuver for the 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-US Combined Division.

He was born and raised near Boston, Massachusetts. He is a 1988 graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, from which he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University, and a Masters of Strategic Studies degree from the Army War College. His military education includes the Field Artillery Basic and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, the Army War College, and a Senior Fellowship at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy.

Brigadier General Maranian’s commands include two batteries in the 1st Cavalry Division Artillery; 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment; and the 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment. Other significant assignments include service as Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff G3, 1st Infantry Division; Executive Officer for the Headquarters Department of the Army Director of Training; Special Assistant and later Executive Officer for the Commanding General, United States Army Europe; Chief of Staff, United States Army Africa/Southern European Task Force; Commandant of the United States Army Field Artillery School/Chief of Field Artillery; and Director of the Long Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team.

Brigadier General Maranian’s overseas experience comprises 11 overseas tours in seven countries, including deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait, and he is a Defense Language Institute trained Greek linguist.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), the Air Force Commendation Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), and the NATO Meritorious Service Medal. He is also authorized to wear the Combat Action Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Canadian Parachutist Badge.

Brigadier General Maranian has been married since 1993.

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