Brig. Gen. David G. Fox
Commanding General, U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School
Brig Gen. David G. Fox is the commanding
general of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special
Warfare Center and School (SWCS) based at Fort
Bragg, N.C. Prior to his current assignment, he was
the Deputy Commanding General for SWCS.
Brig. Gen. David G. Fox began his military career
as an enlisted Soldier. After completing Officer Candidate
School in 1982, he was commissioned as a second
lieutenant in the Infantry.His first assignment was with
the 6-31st Mechanized Infantry Battalion at the National
Training Center, Ft. Irwin, Calif., where he served as a platoon leader and company executive officer.
After completion of the Special Forces Officer Qualification Course he was assigned as an
Operational Detachment-Alpha commander, ODA 544 in the 2nd Battalion 5th Special Forces
Group (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, N.C.His next assignment was to Company A, 1st Battalion, 1st
Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne) as a small group instructor in the Officer Qualification
Course. He later served as the executive officer of Company G, 1st Battalion.
His next assignment took him to Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., and the Joint Readiness
Training Center where he served as an Operational Detachment-Alpha observer/controller. During
this time, the JRTC was restationed to Fort Polk, La., where he finished his assignment as the
Special Operations Detachment’s operations officer. He again returned to Fort Bragg, where he
commanded Company B, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group. During his tenure, he led his
company to Haiti during Operation Uphold/Restore Democracy.
After completing company command, he attended the Command and General Staff College at
Fort Leavenworth, Kan. Returning to Fort Bragg, he served in multiple assignments culminating as the
executive officer to the Commanding General, United States Army Special Operations Command.
Completing his assignment at USASOC, he moved to Fort Campbell, Ky., where he served as
the deputy commander of the 5th Special Forces Group (A).After selection for battalion command,
he assumed command of the 2nd Battalion, 5th Special Forces Group (A). While in command,
he led 2nd Battalion during its deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom-Afghanistan.
His follow-on assignment was at the Joint Readiness Training Center, where he commanded
the Special Operations Training Detachment and was the senior SOF observer/controller.While
assigned to JRTC, he was selected for the Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pa.After graduation,
he was assigned to the Army Staff as the executive officer to the Military Deputy for Financial
Management and Comptroller. He recently completed his second tour to Afghanistan as the
Deputy Commanding General, 1st Infantry Division.
Brig. Gen. Fox’s military education includes the U.S. Army War College, Command and General
Staff College, Combined Arms Services Staff School, Infantry Officer Basic, and Advanced
Courses. His civilian education includes a bachelor of arts from the University of Nevada at Las
Vegas, and a master’s in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star
Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with six oak-leaf clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal,
Army Commendation Medal with oak-leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense
Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Multinational
Force and Observer Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Combat
Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Wings and the Special Forces Tab.
He is married to the former Lynn Waring of Hope Mills, N.C.They are blessed with their children,
Johnathon, Nikki and Morgan, as well as two grandsons, Johnathon and Jace.