Please make plans to join us at Rotary on Monday, September 21, 2015. Maj. Gen. Roger L. Cloutier Jr. assumed command of Fort Jackson and the U.S. Army Training Center on May 29, 2015 and he will be addressing the club on Monday. We are expecting a larger attendance so get there early to grab a seat. Guests are always welcomed and encouraged!
Prior to arriving at Fort Jackson, Maj. Gen. Cloutier served as the Director, Force Management. The Force Management directorate provides prudent adjustments to the existing force, while balancing force structure requirements (manpower and equipment) within available and planned resources (people, equipment, time, and resources).
Maj. Gen. Cloutier was commissioned as an Infantry officer in the U.S. Army upon graduation from the University of San Diego in 1988. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science, and a master’s degree in International Relations. Throughout his career, Maj. Gen. Cloutier has served in leadership positions and commanded from Company through Brigade.
Maj. Gen. Cloutier’s command assignments include Commander, 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, at Fort Stewart, Georgia while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn, Iraq; Commander, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, at Fort Stewart, Georgia while serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; Commander, Headquarter and Headquarters Company, 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry (Mechanized), 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany while serving in Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia-Herzegovina; Commander, D Company, 4th Battalion, 12th Infantry, 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany; Scout Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment (Light), while serving in Operation Just Cause, Panama.
Maj. Gen. Cloutier’s principal staff assignments include Executive Officer to Supreme Allied Commander Europe, Belgium; Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver), 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Chief of Staff, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia; Joint Exercise Planner, United States Command Central Desk, later Secretary of the General Staff, Joint Warfighting Center, United States Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, Virginia; S-3 (Operations), 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Carson, Colorado; S-3(Operations), 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Carson, Colorado.
His awards include: the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters.
Maj. Gen. Cloutier has been married to his wife for 25 years and they have three children.