John Cushing

BG John Cushing

Commanding General

U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command [DEVCOM]

Brig. Gen. John M. Cushing hails from Rochester, Michigan and was commissioned as an armor officer upon graduation from the United States Military
Academy at West Point. During his 30 years of service, he has held command and staff assignments with the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia; 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Cavazos, Texas; 194th Armor Brigade at Fort Moore, Georgia; 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas; 1st Recruiting Brigade at Fort Meade, Maryland; and the Human Resources Command and United States Recruiting Command, both at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
As an armor officer, Cushing served in multiple tactical assignments with the 3rd Infantry Division, 1st Cavalry Division and 1st Armored Division. He has also served as an instructor and assistant professor in the Department of Systems Engineering at the United States Military Academy. His deployments include Operation Inherent Resolve, Iraq; Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; and two tours as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq. Cushing holds master’s degrees from the University of Virginia and the U.S. Army War College. He is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College and Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. His awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (with
2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters) and Bronze Star (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters). He is authorized to wear the Combat Action Badge, Airborne Badge, Air Assault Badge, Recruiter Badge, and Ranger Tab. Cushing is married with three children, and he follows the legacy of his father and
grandfather who also served in the Army

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