Marshall Center Voices: General Christopher Cavoli, Commander of U.S. Army Europe and Africa

The Commanding General of the United States Army Europe and Africa U.S. Army Gen. Christopher Cavoli delivered introductory remarks to a virtual meeting of the Loisach Group that focused on “Strengthening Transatlantic Relations under a new United States Administration,” Feb. 19, 2021.

Marshall Center Voices: General Christopher Cavoli, Commander of U.S. Army Europe and Africa

The Marshall Center Voices is a unique virtual forum where we invite Marshall Center alumni and special friends to share insights and knowledge on security issues that affect our world.

In this episode, Marshall Center’s Dr. Valbona Zeneli interviews General Christopher Cavoli, the Commander of the United States Army Europe and Africa. General Cavoli shares his unique insights on Defender Europe 21, the consolidation of the U.S. Army Europe and U.S. Army Africa under one command, transatlantic partnership, and Marshall Center alumni.

Gen. Christopher G. Cavoli assumed command of the consolidated U.S. Army Europe and Africa Oct. 1, 2020. From January 2018 until the consolidation, Gen. Cavoli served as the commander of U.S. Army Europe. Commissioned into the Infantry in 1987, Gen. Cavoli has served in a wide variety of positions throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. He’s commanded the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment; 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division; 7th Army Training Command; and 25th Infantry Division.He also served as the Deputy Commander of Regional Command West in Herat, Afghanistan, and as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations at 82nd Airborne Division.

Gen. Cavoli’s staff experience includes service as the Director for Russia on the Joint Staff; Deputy Executive Assistant for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Director of the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Coordination Group. He’s held fellowships at National Defense University, the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies and the Army Chief of Staff’s Strategic Studies Group.

Gen. Cavoli is a Foreign Area Officer with a concentration on Eurasia, and speaks Italian, Russian, and French. He holds degrees from Princeton University and Yale University. His awards include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Ranger Tab and Master Parachutist’s wings.

This interview reflects the views of the contributors and are not necessarily the official policy of the U.S. Department of Defense or its components, United States, Germany, or any other governments.

Event Details

May 04, 2021