John D. Gardner (general)

John D. Gardner (general)

Infobox Military Person

name=John D. Gardner
placeofbirth=Columbus, Ohio

caption=General John D. Gardner
allegiance=United States of America
rank=Major General(P)
commands=U.S. Army South Task Force 134
unit=Allied Land Component Command, Heidelberg
battles=Iraq War

John D. 'Jack' Gardner is a Lieutenant General in the United States Army. He is currently the deputy commander of NATO's Allied Land Component Command, Heidelberg, in Germany. [cite web
title=General Officer Announcement |date=2007-06-06 |publisher=DefenseLink |accessdate=2007-06-18
] [cite web
title=ALCC HQ HD welcomes new DCOM |date=2007-07-14 |author=MAJ (USA) Michael J. Indovina|publisher=Public Information Office ALCC HQ HD |accessdate=2007-08-20
] Gardner is a native of Columbus, Ohio.

Past assignments

Deputy Commander MNF-I for detainee operations

Gardner was most recently assigned as Deputy Commander for detainee operations / Commander of Task Force 134, Multinational Force Iraq. His oversight included all detainee operations at Camp Bucca, Camp Cropper, Fort Suse and Abu Ghraib prison as well as operations at Camp Ashraf. Both Fort Suse and Abu Ghraib prison were returned to Iraq control during his tenure. [cite web| title = Abu Ghraib Prison Totally Empty| publisher = The Associated Press via CBS News| date = 2006-08-28| url =| accessdate = 2006-12-06] [cite web
title=Fort with long history now successful Iraqi prison|date=2007-01-03|publisher=Multi-National Corps – Iraq Public Affairs Office|accessdate=2007-06-20

U.S. Army South

Gardner was the Commander-in-chief of the United States Army South where he oversaw American military operations in 31 countries and 13 dependencies, in Central and South America and the Caribbean. His Operational Area of Responsibility covers over 15.6 million square miles (40.4 million km²) of area, or one-sixth of the world's surface area.

Other Assignments

*Deputy commanding general for transformation, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Lewis [cite web
title=General Officer Announcement |date=2002-04-15 |publisher=DefenseLink |accessdate=2007-06-18
*Assistant division commander (support), 25th Infantry Division (Light) with duty as deputy commanding general, Multinational Division (North), Stabilization Force-11, Task Force Eagle, Operation Joint Forge, Bosnia
*Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff United Nations Command/Combined Forces Command/United States Forces Korea Yong San, Korea [cite web
title=General Officer Announcement |date=2000-06-06 |publisher=DefenseLink |accessdate=2007-06-18
*Brigade Commander in the 3d Infantry Division
*Battalion Commander in the 2nd Infantry Division


Gardner is a graduate of West Point and the Army Command and General Staff College. In addition Gardner holds a Masters from Georgetown University, and completed a Senior Service College Fellowship at Harvard University.

ee also


External links

* [ Generals get new assignments] Army Times
* [ U.S., Citing Abuse in Iraqi Prisons, Holds Detainees] New York Times
* [ Stone Assumes Command of MNF-I Detainee Operations] MNF-I Press Release
* [ MG Jack Gardner departs, BG Keen in as USARSO turns a new page in its proud history]
* [ LTG John D. Gardner] , Bio of Deputy Commander Land Component Command Heidelberg

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