Jeffrey S. Buchanan

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Jeffrey S. Buchanan
Lieutenant General Jeffrey S. Buchanan.jpg
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1982–present
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Commands heldUnited States Army North (Fifth Army)
Battles/warsIraq War
Afghanistan War

Jeffrey S. Buchanan is a Lieutenant General in the United States Army. He is currently the commander of the United States Army North (Fifth Army). He also serves as the senior commander of Fort Sam Houston and Camp Bullis.


He has a bachelor of science in wildlife ecology from the University of Arizona and a Master of Arts in leadership development from the United States Military Academy.[1]

Military career[edit]

He was commissioned a lieutenant in the infantry in May 1982 after graduating from the University of Arizona. He has served four tours in Iraq and one in Afghanistan. He has held command or staff positions in the 82nd Airborne Division, 25th Infantry Division, 101st Airborne Division, and 10th Mountain Division, as well as the U.S. Military Academy and the National Training Center. Recent assignments have included serving as the Deputy Commanding General of I Corps (2012-2013), commander of the US Army Military District of Washington/Joint Force Headquarters-National Capitol Region (2013-2015), and Resolute Support DCOS-Operations/Deputy Commander (Operations) for US Forces-Afghanistan (2015-2016).[1] He has been commander of United States Army North since August 26, 2016.[2]

In September 2009 he was dispatched to Afghanistan, a week after the US reinforcements with first battalion, 32nd infantry Regiment and a total of 3, 000 soldiers from the third brigade combat team of the 10th Mountain Division.[vague] He also lead Operation Khanjar ("strike of the sword").[3][4]

In September 2017 he was dispatched to Puerto Rico, a week after the island was devastated by Hurricane Maria. His assignment was to lead all military hurricane relief efforts there and to see how the military can be more effective in the recovery effort, particularly in dealing with the thousands of containers of supplies that are stuck in port because of "red tape, lack of drivers, and a crippling power outage".[3][4]


He and his wife Laura have three grown children and six grandchildren. [1]


  1. ^ a b c "Lieutenant General Jeffrey S. Buchanan". U.S. Army North. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  2. ^ "Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Buchanan takes command of U.S. Army North (Fifth Army)". JBSA News. August 31, 2016. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b Stanglin, Doug. "U.S. military dispatches three-star general to Puerto Rico amid charges of supply snafus". USA Today. Retrieved 30 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b Starr, Barbara; Cohen, Zachary (September 28, 2017). "Pentagon names 3-star general to lead Puerto Rico efforts". CNN. Retrieved 30 September 2017.

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External links[edit]

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