Maj. Gen. Kate Leahy

Commanding General

108th Training Command (IET)

Charlotte, North Carolina

Maj. General Kate Leahy graduated from Providence College, Rhode Island, in 1985 and was commissioned as a Military Intelligence officer.

During her first assignment with the 7th Infantry Division (Light) at Fort Ord, California, MG Leahy served as a collection platoon leader; S-4 Logistics Officer; Battalion S-1; and Chief, Technical Control and Analysis Element, with the 107th Military Intelligence Battalion.

In 1991, Major General Leahy left active duty and was assigned to the Military Intelligence Group-Europe, Heidelberg, Germany, as a Troop Program Unit Soldier. She deployed in support of Operation Provide Promise to Naples, Italy; was later mobilized in support of Operation Joint Endeavor; and served with the 7th Army Reserve in Schwetzingen, Germany.

In 1997, Major General Leahy was accessed into the Active Guard Reserve Program, and assigned as an assistant professor of military science at the University of Rhode Island. Subsequent assignments included Unit Training Officer for the 96th Regional Support Command, Salt Lake City, Utah; and Operations Officer, Office of the Chief Army Reserve, Washington DC. In 2004, she was selected for deputy command of the 501st Military Intelligence Brigade, Korea. Following Korea, she served as the Reserve Advisor to the U.S. Army Forces Command G-2, and then returned to OCAR as the Secretary of the General Staff.

In 2008, Major General Leahy deployed to Baghdad as the Chief of the Joint Document Exploitation Center-Iraq. Upon her return, she was selected for inspector general duty and served as the Army Reserve Command IG. In April 2012, she assumed brigade command of the Military Intelligence Readiness Command's Training Support Command, where she served for two years. In Sept. 2014, MG Leahy was promoted to Brig. Gen., and assigned as the Deputy Commander of the 81st Regional Support Command, headquartered at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She was subsequently assigned as the Director of Intelligence (J-2), U.S. Southern Command, Miami, Florida, from 2015-2017.

From Miami, MG Leahy was assigned as the Deputy Commander for Mobilization and Reserve Affairs and Director of the Army Reserve Engagement Cell in Wiesbaden, Germany from August 2017 until her most recent selection to command the 108th Training Command (Initial Entry Training), headquartered in Charlotte, NC. Maj. Gen. Leahy was promoted to her current rank in Dec, 2018.

Major General Leahy's military education includes the Military Intelligence Basic and Advanced courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. Her awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit with one oak leaf cluster; Bronze Star; Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Department of the Army Staff Badge; the Knowlton Award and Army Parachutist Badge.