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Andrew P. Poppas
Born 1965 or 1966 (age 55–56)[1]
Place of birth Janesville, Wisconsin, US
Allegiance United States
Service/branch  United States Army
Rank Army-USA-OF-08.svg Lieutenant General
Commands held Template:No break
1st Brigade Combat Team
Awards Defense Superior Service Medal (2)
Legion of Merit (3)

Andrew P. Poppas (born c. 1966) is a United States Army lieutenant general currently serving as the director of the Joint Staff. As director, Poppas assists the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff in managing the Joint Staff and with the management and organization of the staff's members. He previously served as the director of operations of the Joint Staff,[2] where he served as the principal assistant to the chairman for global integration initiatives and current and future operations. Prior to that, he served as the commanding general for operations of the 101st Airborne Division.[2][3][4][5]

Poppas holds a Bachelor of Science degree in National Security Affairs from the United States Military Academy, a Master of Science Degree in Occupational Education from Kansas State University and is also a graduate of the Defense Language Institute, United States Army Command and General Staff College, Senior Service College Fellowship at Harvard University and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School.[2]

Awards and decorations

Combat Infantry Badge.svg Combat Infantryman Badge
Master Parachutist badge (United States).svg Master Parachutist Badge
Ranger Tab.svg Ranger tab
AirAssault.svg Air Assault Badge
Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
US 101st Airborne Division patch.svg 101st Airborne Division Combat Service Identification Badge
Greek Army Parachutist Badge.png Master Greek Parachutist Badge
327InfRegtDUI.jpg 327th Infantry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
ArmyOSB.svg ? Overseas Service Bars
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Width-44 scarlet ribbon with width-4 ultramarine blue stripe at center, surrounded by width-1 white stripes. Width-1 white stripes are at the edges."V" device, brass.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Bronze Star Medal with "V" device and three oak leaf clusters
Purple Heart ribbon.svg Purple Heart
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
"V" device, brass.svgSilver oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Commendation Medal with "V" device, one silver and one bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Presidential Unit Citation
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Meritorious Unit Commendation with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svgBronze-service-star-3d-vector.svgBronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three campaign stars
Bronze-service-star-3d-vector.svgBronze-service-star-3d-vector.svg Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Award numeral 5.png Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 5
NATO Meritorious Service Medal bar.svg NATO Meritorious Service Medal
NATO Medal for service with ISAF


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Military offices
Preceded by
Gary J. Volesky
Commander of the 101st Airborne Division
Succeeded by
Brian E. Winski
Preceded by
Michael M. Gilday
Director for Operations of the Joint Staff
Succeeded by
James Mingus
Preceded by
Glen D. VanHerck
Director of the Joint Staff

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