Brigadier General Carl A. Alex
Deputy Commanding General-Support
10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)
Brigadier General Carl A. Alex enlisted in the Army in 1983 and is a 1987 Distinguished Military Graduate from the Officer Candidate School. He holds a Master of Military Art and Science degree from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Master of Science degrees in Financial Management and Defense Analysis-Irregular Warfare from the Naval Post Graduate School and a Master of Science degree in National Security Strategy form the National War College.
Brigadier General Alex served as a rifle platoon leader in C Company, 1st Battalion 503rd Infantry Regiment (Air Assault) in Korea and as a rifle Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer in B Company, 3rd Battalion 75th Ranger Regiment. After attending the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Brigadier General Alex commanded B Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry in the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas and returned to the 75th Ranger Regiment to serve as the Regimental Air Officer and the Plans and Exercise Officer. Following attendance at the Command and General Staff College in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Brigadier General Alex served as the G3 Chief of Operations for the 2nd Infantry Division, Operations Officer for 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and the Operations Officer for the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division in Korea. Brigadier General Alex then served as the Infantry Branch Executive Officer and the Lieutenant Colonel Assignments Officer at the Human Resources Command in Alexandria, Virginia. Brigadier General Alex commanded the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the 82nd Airborne Division from May 2005 to July 2008 and 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division from Feb 2010 to Mar 2012. Brigadier General Alex’s most recent assignment was the Deputy Chief to the Office of the Chief Legislation Liaison at the Pentagon.
Brigadier General Alex’s decorations include: The Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, and Army Commendation Medal with V-Device. He has earned the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Combat Infantryman’s Badge (2nd Award), the Ranger Tab, and Master Parachutist Badge with Combat Jump Star. Brigadier General Alex has three combat duty tours.