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2nd Infantry Division - Korea : Leadership : Article Display

Major General Charles Lombardo

Commanding General

2nd Infantry Division

ROK - U.S. Combined Division

MG Lombardo is the 89th Commander of the 2nd Infantry Division. He was commissioned into Armor in 1992 after graduating from Missouri State University. His education in­cludes, BA in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Missouri State University in 1992, MA in Human Resource Management from Webster University in 2001 and MMAS from the School of Advanced Military Studies in 2015. 

From 1993 to 1997 MG Lombardo was assigned to the 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas where he served as a Tank Platoon Leader, Rifle Platoon Leader, Task Force Scout Platoon Leader and Battalion S1 in 3-67 Armor and 1-41 Infantry. 

Upon completion of the Field Artillery Advance Course and Infantry Officer Advance Course, MG Lombardo was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment (ACR) at Fort Carson, Colorado. In the 3rd ACR, MG Lombardo served as the Regimental Planner, Squadron Motor Officer, B Troop and HHT 1/3 ACR Commander from 1997-2001. Upon completion of Troop Command, MG Lombardo served as a Scout Platoon Leader, Company and Brigade S3 Trainer at the Joint Maneuver Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany from 2001-2004. 

Upon completion of Intermediate Level Education, MG Lombardo served in the 1st Cavalry Division from 2005 to 2008 as the Chief of Training, S3 and XO for 1-7 CAV. Later he served as the Brigade Operations Officer for 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Divi­sion, with service to Baghdad as a part of OIF 06-08. 

Following completion of duties at Fort Hood, MG Lombardo's next assignment was at Fort Monroe with service at Training and Doctrine Command Headquarters. He served as the Aide de Camp to TRADOC Commanding General from 2008-2010. Following his service in TRADOC, MG Lombardo commanded 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment from 2010 to 2013 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Zabul, Af­ghanistan. After command, BG Lombardo served as a Special Assistant to the TRADOC Commanding General from September 2013 to June 2014. In 2014, MG Lombardo completed his Senior Service College as an Advanced Strategic Leader­ship Studies Fellowship at the School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS), followed with a year of service as a Seminar Leader in SAMS at Fort Leavenworth, KS from 2015 to 2016. 

After completing the SSC fellowship, MG Lombardo commanded the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division from June of 2016 to June of 2018. The Iron Brigade executed the inaugural Army Warfighter Assessment, transitioned from TRADOC back to FORSCOM, executed NTC 17-08 and served as the CENTCOM Theatre reserve in Operations Spartan Shield and Inherent Resolve from October 2017 to July, 2018. 

Upon completion of Brigade Command, MG Lombardo was selected to serve as the 26th Commander of Operations Group at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, CA from 2018 to 2019. From 2020-2022, MG Lombardo served as Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Prior to CAC-T, MG Lombardo's previous assignment was XO, NATO-Allied Land Command (LANDCOM) in Izmir, Turkey. Most recently MG Lombardo served as Director of Training, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, United States Army, Washington, DC.