Kenneth E. Tovo

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Kenneth E. Tovo
Lt Gen Tovo.jpg
Born (1961-03-21) March 21, 1961 (age 57)
New York, United States
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service 1983–2018
Rank Lieutenant general Army-USA-OF-08.svg
Commands held Army Special Operations Command
Special Operations Command, Central

Kenneth Ernest Tovo (born March 21, 1961) is a retired United States Army Lieutenant General who most recently served as Commanding General of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC).[1][2] He graduated from and was commissioned from the United States Military Academy in 1983. He has also served as Deputy Commander, U.S. Southern Command, Commander, Special Operations Command Central, Deputy Commanding General, Special Operations Command Europe, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Special Operations Command, and Commanding General, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan.[2][3]

Awards and decorations[edit]

Combat Infantry Badge.svg Combat Infantryman Badge
Image4246.gifMaster Parachutist badge (United States).svg Master Parachutist Badge
Einzelbild Special Forces (Special Forces Insignia).svg Special Forces Tab
Ranger Tab.svg Ranger tab
No free image.png Unidentified foreign parachutist badge
United States Army Special Forces CSIB.svg 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) Combat Service Identification Badge
SpecialForces Badge.svg 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) Distinctive Unit Insignia
ASU overseas service bar.jpg 7 Overseas Service Bars
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Defense Superior Service Medal with three bronze oak leaf clusters
Legion of Merit
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 scarlet ribbon with width-4 ultramarine blue stripe at center, surrounded by width-1 white stripes. Width-1 white stripes are at the edges.
Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Defense Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svgBronze oakleaf-3d.svg Joint Meritorious Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters
Valorous Unit Award
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Commendation with oak leaf cluster
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with service star
Bronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png Southwest Asia Service Medal with three campaign stars
Bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star
Silver-service-star-3d.pngBronze-service-star-3d.png Iraq Campaign Medal with silver and bronze campaign stars
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal ribbon.svg Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Award numeral 6.png Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 6
Bronze star
NATO Medal for the former Yugoslavia with service star
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia) ribbon.svg Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait) ribbon.svg Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)


  1. ^ "Register of Graduates and Former Cadets, United States Military Academy". Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  2. ^ a b isafadmin. "Lieutenant General Ken Tovo - Resolute Support Mission". Archived from the original on 11 May 2015. Retrieved 19 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-04-18. Retrieved 2015-05-19.