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Maj. Gen. Deborah L. Kotulich

Deputy Chief of Army Reserve

MG Deborah L. Kotulich serves as the Deputy Chief of Army Reserve, Fort Belvoir, Viginia, where she is the senior advisor to the Chief, Army Reserve on policies, plans, and programs for the Army Reserve including force structure, Congressional budget and appropriations, development of manpower and personnel policies, and key administration and Department of Defense/Joint Chiefs of Staff initiatives for the Army Reserve.

Previously, MG Kotulich served as the Director of the Army Recruiting and Retention Task Force integrating and synchronizing efforts across the Army Enterprise to address all issues affecting recruiting and retention efforts. She also served as the Chief of Staff for Army Support to the Naming Commission where she coordinated and facilitated the efforts of the Congressionally mandated Commission created to provide naming, renaming, and removal recommendations to the Secretary of Defense and Congress for all Department of Defense Items that Commemorate the Confederate States of America or Any Person Who Served Voluntarily with the Confederate States of America.

MG Kotulich served as the Director for Supply, Production, and Distribution for COVID-19 Vaccine and Therapeutics for the Countermeasures Acceleration Group (CAG), formerly known as Operation Warp Speed. She led a joint and interagency team that worked hand-in-glove with industry partners to deliver millions of life-saving doses and treatments to the American people and globally. In addition to the CAG, MG Kotulich has served in several joint positions to include Chief of Staff at the United States Transportation Command and three different assignments at the Defense Logistics Agency.

MG Kotulich’s command tours include the 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Orlando, Florida; the 77th Sustainment Brigade, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey; the 655th Regional Support Group, Westover Air Force Base, Massachusetts; the 359th Transportation Battalion (Terminal), Fort Eustis, Virginia; and Headquarters Company, 55th Materiel Management Center (Theater Sustainment Command), Fort Belvoir, Virginia. While in command of the 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), MG Kotulich deployed her headquarters to Kuwait in support of Operations Freedom’s Sentinel, Inherent Resolve, and Spartan Shield. During her tour she was dual-hatted as the Deputy Commanding General of the 1st Theater Sustainment Command and Commanding General of the 143rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and was responsible for more than 10,000 Service-members, Civilians, and Contractors deployed throughout the Central Command Theater of Operation. Other deployments were in 2007 to the CENTCOM Deployment Distribution Operations Center (CDDOC) at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait in support of Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom, and in 2004 to Balad, Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom II, where she served as an operational plans officer at the 13th Corps Support Command.

MG Kotulich received her commission in 1990 from the United States Military Academy at West Point graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering. She also holds a master’s degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.

MG Kotulich is married and has two daughters.