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Shoulder sleeve insignia of the US 101st Airborne Division.

The 101st Airborne Division—the "Screaming Eagles"[1]—is a U.S. Army modular light infantry division trained for air assault operations. During World War II, it was renowned for its role in Operation Overlord—the D-Day landings starting 6 June 1944, in Normandy, France—, Operation Market Garden, the liberation of the Netherlands and action during the Battle of the Bulge around the city of Bastogne, Belgium. During the Vietnam War, the 101st Airborne Division fought in several major campaigns and battles including the fight for Hamburger Hill in May 1969.

Upon its arrival in Vietnam in 1965 (1st Brigade, followed by the 2nd and 3rd Brigades in 1968), the division was an airborne unit. In mid-1968 it was reorganized and redesignated as an airmobile division, then in 1974 as an air assault division. Both of these titles reflect the fact that the division went from airplanes as the primary method of delivering troops into combat, to the use of helicopters as the way the division entered battle. Many current members of the 101st are graduates of the U.S. Army Air Assault School and wear the Air Assault Badge. Division headquarters is at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In recent years, the division has served in Iraq and Afghanistan. The division is one of the most highly decorated units in the U.S. Army and has been featured prominently in military fiction since its first deployment.

Since the founding of the 101st Division, there have been 48 Commanding Generals.[2]

This is a full list of commanding generals of the US 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army

Image Rank Name From date To date Notes
Mg william c lee.jpg MG Lee, William C.William C. Lee August 1942 February 1944
Don F. Pratt.jpg BG Pratt, Don F.Don F. Pratt February 6, 1944 March 14, 1944 [n 1]
Maxwell D Taylor official portrait.jpg MG Taylor, Maxwell D.Maxwell D. Taylor March 1944 August 1945
Anthony McAuliffe.jpg BG McAuliffe, Anthony C.Anthony C. McAuliffe December 5, 1944 December 26, 1944 [n 1]
BG Gillmore, William N.William N. Gillmore August 1945 September 1945
BG Mickle, Gerald St. C.Gerald St. C. Mickle September 1945 October 1945
BG Cutler, StuartStuart Cutler October 1945 November 1945
MG Schmidt, William R.William R. Schmidt July 1948 May 1949
MG Ryan, Cornelius E.Cornelius E. Ryan August 1950 May 1951
MG Porter, Ray E.Ray E. Porter May 1951 May 1953
Paul D. Adams portrait.jpg MG Adams, Paul DeWittPaul DeWitt Adams May 1953 December 1953
MG Ennis, Riley F.Riley F. Ennis May 1954 October 1955
MG Bowen, F. S.F. S. Bowen October 1955 March 1956
MG Sherburne, Jr., Thomas L.Thomas L. Sherburne, Jr. March 1956 March 1958
Gen William C Westmoreland.jpg MG Westmoreland, William C.William C. Westmoreland April 1958 June 1960
Ben Harrell.jpg MG Harrell, BenBen Harrell June 1960 July 1961
MG Rich, C.W.G.C.W.G. Rich July 1961 February 1963
MG Critz, Harry H.Harry H. Critz February 1963 March 1964
MG Powell, Beverly E.Beverly E. Powell March 1964 March 1966
MG Sternberg, BenBen Sternberg March 1966 July 1967
Ombarsanti-usarmy-photo-01.jpg MG Barsanti, Olinto M.Olinto M. Barsanti July 1967 July 1968
MG Zais, MelvinMelvin Zais July 1968 May 1969
MG Wright, John M.John M. Wright May 1969 May 1970
John J Hennessey.jpg MG Hennessey, John J.John J. Hennessey May 1970 February 1971
292933 10151682158453092 1718307623 n.jpg MG Tarpley, Thomas M.Thomas M. Tarpley February 1971 April 1972
MG Cushman, John H.John H. Cushman April 1972 August 1973
LTG Sydney Bryan Berry.JPG MG Berry, Sidney BryanSidney Bryan Berry August 1973 July 1974
MG McEnery, John W.John W. McEnery August 1974 February 1976
General John Wickham, official military photo 1988.JPEG MG Wickham, Jr., John A.John A. Wickham, Jr. March 1976 March 1978
MG Brandenburg, John N.John N. Brandenburg March 1978 June 1980
MG Mackmull, Jack V.Jack V. Mackmull June 1980 August 1981
54-bagnal l.jpg MG Bagnal, Charles W.Charles W. Bagnal August 1981 August 1983
MG Thompson, James E.James E. Thompson August 1983 June 1985
MGEN BD Patrick.jpeg MG Patrick, Burton D.Burton D. Patrick June 1985 May 1987
Lieutenant General Teddy G. Allen, USA.jpg MG Allen, Teddy G.Teddy G. Allen May 1987 August 1989
BinfordPeay.JPEG MG Peay III, J. H. BinfordJ. H. Binford Peay III August 1989 June 1991
MG Miller, John E.John E. Miller
MG Keane, John M.John M. Keane July 1993 February 1996
MG Kernan, William F.William F. Kernan February 1996 February 1998
Robert T Clark.jpg MG Clark, Robert T.Robert T. Clark February 1998 June 2000
Richard A Cody.jpg MG Cody, Richard A.Richard A. Cody June 2000 July 2002
DCIA David Petraeus.jpg MG Petraeus, David H.David H. Petraeus July 2002 May 2004
Gen Thomas Turner.jpg MG Turner II, Thomas R.Thomas R. Turner II May 2004 November 2006
MGSchloesser.PNG MG Schloesser, Jeffrey J.Jeffrey J. Schloesser November 2006 July 2009
Campbell 2013 2.jpg MG Campbell, John F.John F. Campbell July 2009 August 2011
McConville as CSA.jpg MG McConville, James C.James C. McConville August 2011 June 2014
Lt. Gen. Gary J. Volesky.jpg MG Volesky, Gary J.Gary J. Volesky June 2014 January 2017 [3]
Lt. Gen. Andrew P. Poppas.jpg MG Poppas, Andrew P.Andrew P. Poppas January 2017 February 2019 [3]
Brian E. Winski (4).jpg MG Winski, Brian E.Brian E. Winski February 2019 March 4, 2021 [4][5][2]
Joseph P. McGee (4).jpg MG McGee, Joseph P.Joseph P. McGee March 5, 2021 Present [2][5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Acting commander


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