Ken Tovo

Lieutenant General (retired) Ken Tovo completed his 35-year career as the Commanding General of the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC). A 1983 graduate of the United States Military Academy, he commanded at every level in the 10th Special Forces Group (Abn) from detachment to group commander. He has also served as Deputy Commander, U.S. Southern Command; Commanding General, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan; Commander, Special Operations Command Central; and Deputy Commander, Special Operations Command Europe.  His operational assignments include the first Gulf War; refugee relief operations in Turkey and Northern Iraq; noncombatant evacuation operations in Sierra Leone; peacekeeping operations in Bosnia on two occasions; five tours in Iraq; and one tour in Afghanistan.