COMMANDING GENERAL OF THE 56TH ARTILLERY COMMAND Commanding General of the 56th Artillery Command

Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Maranian assumed duties as the Commanding General of the 56th Artillery Command, United States Army Europe and Africa, on Nov. 8, 2021.  

Commissioned into the Field Artillery in 1988, Maj. Gen. Maranian has served in a wide variety of positions throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia.
Most recently he served as the 52nd Commandant of the United States Army War College.  

He has also served as the Deputy Commandant of the United States Army Command and General Staff College/Provost of Army University, the Deputy Commanding General for Maneuver at the 2nd Infantry Division, the Commandant of the United States Army Field Artillery School, and as the first director of Army Futures Command’s Long Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team.  

Maj. Gen. Maranian has commanded the 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment, the 4th Battalion 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, and two field artillery batteries in the 1st Cavalry Division.  

His overseas service comprises 12 overseas tours in seven countries, including a fellowship at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy.  

Maj. Gen. Maranian holds a bachelor of science in business administration from Bucknell University and master’s degrees from Webster University, and the United States Army War College. He is also an honor graduate of the Defense Language Institute’s Greek Language Course.  

His awards include the Combat Action Badge and Senior Parachutist’s wings, in addition to decorations awarded by the United States Army, United States Air Force, NATO, and the Republic of Korea.  

Maj. Gen. Maranian and his wife have been married for 28 years.