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Commander, United States Army Japan

MG Viet X. Luong

Major General Viet Luong emigrated from Vietnam with his family to the United States in1975 as a political refugee. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California.

General Luong has commanded at the rifle platoon to flag level. His operational assignments include commander, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, OPERATION UPHOLD DEMOCRACY (Haiti); battalion operations officer, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173nd Airborne Brigade, OPERATION JOINT GUARD (Kosovo); commander, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, OPERATION AMERICAN ASSIST (Hurricane Katrina Relief); and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 06-08 (Samarra, Iraq). He also served as commander, 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Rakkasan), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM 10-11 (Regional Command-East, Afghanistan); and commanding general, Train, Advise, Assist Command-South (TAAC-S) and Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF-1), OPERATION FREEDOM'S SENTINEL/NATO RESOLUTE SUPPORT, Kandahar, Afghanistan. He assumed his present duties on August 28, 2018.

Major General Luong holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Southern California and a Master of Military Arts and Science from the Army Command and General Staff College. In 2012, he attended Stanford University as a National Security Fellow, where he focused on U.S.-China policy under the tutelage of former Secretary of Defense, Dr. William Perry.

In addition to his military awards and recognitions, the general is a recipient of the 2010 Daughters of the American Revolution's Americanism Medal and 2016 Andrew Carnegie Great Immigrant.

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