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Brigadier General Alan L. Stolte

Commanding General 352nd Civil Affairs Command

Brigadier General Alan L. Stolte began his military career as an enlisted soldier in the Army Security Agency in September 1973; his active duty assignments were highlighted by a tour in Thailand as a counter-drug intelligence analyst and a tour at the National Security Agency. Brigadier General Stolte was commissioned a U.S. Army Reserve Chemical Officer in 1982 after graduating from the University of Maryland.  

Brigadier General Stolte began his USAR career with the 11th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Meade, Maryland, were he served as an Assistant Group Chemical Officer, Group Chemical Officer, Area Specialist Officer, and Commander, HHC, Special Forces Group (Airborne).  He transferred to the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne), Riverdale, Maryland, in 1994 as the Civil Affairs Team Leader in Haiti during Operation Uphold Democracy.  While assigned to the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) he served in positions of increasing responsibility to include Civil Affairs Team Chief, Detachment Commander, Battalion Executive Officer, and Battalion Commander.   In 1996, Brigadier General Stolte mobilized to Bosnia-Herzegovina in support of Operation Joint Endeavor.   In 2000, he deployed as OIC with a team from the 450th Civil Affairs Battalion (Airborne) to support the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) in Kuwait during Operation Southern Watch. Also in 2000, Brigadier General Stolte assumed command the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, Fort Dix, New Jersey.  In 2001, he mobilized with his Battalion for Operation Joint Guardian where he served as both the Battalion Commander and Task Force Falcon G5 in Kosovo. 

Brigadier General Stolte joined the 352 Civil Affairs Command in 2002 as the Chief of the Special Operations Command Central Operational Planning Team. In 2003, he mobilized to both Afghanistan and Iraq in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom as commander of a highly specialized unit at the Defense Intelligence Agency.  Brigadier General Stolte was selected as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, Operations Officer for the 352 Civil Affairs Command at Fort Meade, Maryland, and served in this capacity until assuming command of the 354 Civil Affairs Brigade in 2008. Brigadier General Stolte mobilized elements of his command to both Iraq and Afghanistan in 2010 and deployed with the Brigade Headquarters to the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Kabul, Afghanistan, serving as the Brigade Commander and the DDCOS of Stability Operations. In July 2011, Brigadier General Stolte was selected as the Deputy Commanding General of U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (USACAPOC). 

Brigadier General Stolte’s military education includes the Chemical Officer’s Basic Course, the Special Forces Qualification Course, the Civil Affairs Advance Course, the Psychological Operations Officer Course, the Combined Arms Staff Service School, the Command & General Staff Officers Course, the Defense Strategy Course, the Defense Attaché Course and the U.S. Army War College. Brigadier General Stolte also earned a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and the Army Achievement Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster. He also earned the Special Forces Tab, the Master Parachutist Badge (Jumpmaster Qualified), the Combat Action Badge and Australian, British, Canadian, German, Italian, South African, Thai, and Ukrainian parachutist badges.