​General Joseph L. Votel, USA

13th Commander of U.S. Central Command

General Joseph L. Votel is the 13th Commander of U.S. Central Command. Before assuming command of CENTCOM in March of 2016, he served as the Commander of U.S. Special Operations Command. His previous assignments include Commanding General, Joint Special Operations Command; Deputy Commanding General, 82nd Airborne Division and CJTF-82 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; Director of the Army and Joint Defeat Task Force and subsequently Deputy Director of the Joint IED Defeat Organization; and Commander of 75th Ranger Regiment. General Votel is a graduate of the United States Military Academy, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.

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