Commanding General's Biography
Major General (MG) George J Franz III
Major General Franz received his commission from the University of Maine at Orono in 1984.
A Military Intelligence (MI) Officer, MG Franz held positions as a Ground Surveillance Radar Platoon Leader, Battalion and Brigade S‐2 in the 1st Cavalry Division; Assistant G‐2 (3d Armored Division); Assistant S‐3 of the 205th MI Brigade; S‐3, 311th MI Battalion; Chief, Plans and Exercises, G‐2, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Director, MI Doctrine Directorate, U.S. Army Intelligence Center, and Assistant Chief of Staff, G‐2, U. S. Army Europe & Seventh Army.
MG Franz has commanded at the Company, Battalion, Brigade, and Joint Command levels, including A Company, 302d MI BN, 502d MI Battalion, and 704th MI Brigade. He has deployed in support of OPERATION DESERT STORM, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, and OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM.
MG Franz’s Joint and Combined assignments include Chief of the Plans Branch, J‐2, U.S. Central Command; Chief, C‐2 Operations and Chief, C‐2, Combined Forces Land Component Command, Multi‐
National Forces – Iraq; Chief, Information Dominance Center, International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) Joint Command (IJC); Chief, CJ‐2, IJC, ISAF; Director, Current Operations, J‐33, U.S. Cyber Command. MG Franz commanded the Cyber National Mission Force, U.S. Cyber Command, at Fort George G. Meade, MD.
MG Franz is currently assigned as Commander, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM), Fort Belvoir, VA.
MG Franz holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Economics, a Master of Advanced Military Studies from the School of Advanced Military Studies, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
MG Franz’s awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (with Oak Leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Clusters), the Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge.