Maj. Gen. Guthrie became the Commanding General of the 88th Readiness Division, headquartered at Fort Snelling, Minn., and Fort McCoy, Wis., on July 9, 2020. He is also the Senior Commander for Fort McCoy. He recently commanded U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command.
Guthrie began his military career on May 22, 1985, when he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant into the United States Army. He is a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Civil Affairs Officer Advanced Course, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the Defense Strategy Course, and the Army War College. Guthrie is a distinguished military graduate of the University of Alabama in Birmingham where he received his BS Degree in Business Economics, Texas Tech University where he received a MS in Business (Finance) and a Juris Doctorate, and the U.S. Army War College where he received a Master’s in Strategic Studies.
He has successfully held command and staff positions at company through division, joint and combined headquarters, and in support of the Department of State. His previous duties include Battalion Fire Direction Officer and Platoon Leader, 1-3 Field Artillery, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Fire Support Officer, 6-41 Field Artillery, 3rd Infantry Division, Kitzingen, Germany; Liaison Officer, 6-41 Field Artillery in support of 2nd Squadron, 2nd Armored Calvary Regiment (Desert Shield/Desert Storm); Commander, A Battery, 3-1 Field Artillery, 3rd Infantry Division, Bamberg, Germany; Combat Developments Coordinator, Force XXI Directorate, TRADOC, Fort Monroe, Virginia; S3, 413th Civil Affairs Battalion and G5 Operations Officer, Multi-National Division – Southwest (United Kingdom), Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Also, Executive Officer, 413th Civil Affairs Battalion, Lubbock, Texas; Assistant Plans Officer, 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas; CJ5, Director of Plans and Policy, Combined Joint Civil Military Operations Task Force, Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan; S2, 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas; Commander, 492nd Civil Affairs Battalion, Phoenix, Arizona; S3, 358th Civil Affairs Brigade, Riverside, California; Deputy Team Leader, Department of State, Salah ad Din Provincial Reconstruction Team, COB Speicher, Iraq; Commander, 321st Civil Affairs Brigade, San Antonio, Texas; Chief, Civil Affairs Planning Team (USNORTHCOM), 350th Civil Affairs Command, Pensacola, Florida; and Commander, 104th Division (Leader Training), Joint Base Lewis McChord, Wash.
Guthrie’s awards include the Legion of Merit with one Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster; Iraqi Campaign Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Department of State Meritorious Honor Award, and the Parachutist Badge.
Guthrie is married to the former Shari Rosenstein. They have four children: Pierce and his wife, Katherine and their daughters, Lelia and Hannah; Darrell II and his wife, Daryl; Jean Rose; and Chase.