Meet Major General Karen LeDoux

2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Karen LeDoux is a retired major general in the U.S. Army. Her last assignment was as the commanding general of the 88th Regional Support Command at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, overseeing base operations for the Army Reserve across 19 states. As a civilian, she is a program vice president at the Logistics Management Institute with an ERP business modernization portfolio. She was honored this fall at the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Dinner during Homecoming.

She graduated from UCM in 1983 with a degree in music, thinking she would become a professional violinist. Instead, she found a calling in the Army. Her first assignment in 1983 was the 1st Armored Division in Germany. After advanced officer training at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, she joined the 5th Infantry Division, 83d Army Reserve Command and 1st Brigade 2d ROTC Region, after which she transferred to the Army Reserve. In 1997, she mobilized and deployed to Germany, serving in the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics of the U.S. Army Europe in support of operation Joint Guard. Later, she was mobilized and deployed twice to Southwest Asia in support of military operations in Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

Her military leadership roles include serving as a company commander, deputy commander and commander (forward) of the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program Support Unit, G3 Operations 310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, brigade commander of the 55th Sustainment Brigade, commanding general 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, commanding general of the 94th Training Division, Commanding General of the Army Material Command – Southwest Asia and Third Army G4. Among her many decorations are the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal.

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Read the feature about Karen in the UCM Magazine.

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