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Thursday, May 5 ~ 7:30 PM
Brigadier General Jean-Pierre Fagué
Deputy Commanding General of Readiness & Plans for the U.S Army 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart
My Experiences as a French Officer Serving in French and Multinational Forces and with the U.S. Army
Brigadier General Fagué has 30 years of experience serving in the French armed forces and with multinational forces in Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East, in addition to his current role as Deputy Commanding General of the U.S. Army’s 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart. He will relate his experiences abroad, especially his multiple deployments in Africa; his interactions with other countries’ militaries on missions in ways that we might not expect, especially with nations we now consider “unfriendly”. His main focus will be on the modernization of the 3rd Infantry Division (ID) and where the U.S Army is going and how international cooperation is the key to success in defending Europe. What is the role of the 3rd ID in global affairs?
General Fagué also had extensive experience in transforming the French Armed Forces command structures, working at the French Joint Staff HQ in Paris.
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(The 3rd Infantry Division welcomes new Deputy Commanding General for Readiness and new Chief of Staff, July ’21, by SFC Justin A. Naylor, DVIDS)
Brigadier General Jean-Pierre Fagué is currently serving as the Deputy Commanding General of Readiness for the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart as of 17 July 2021. His early service within the French forces includes assignments both in France and in French forces prepositioned in Africa. In Africa, he was deployed to the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2004, as Chief of Future Operations at French Operation Licorne’s joint headquarters in Abidjan in 2006-2007, as Chief of the Joint Operations Centre in N’Djamena, Chad, in February 2008, as Chief of Operations of the European Union Military Force (EUFOR) Chad/Central African Republic Multinational-Centre Battalion. BG Fagué served as Chief of Staff of the French Regional Cooperation Joint Task Force for West Africa from 2011 to 2013. In 2020, he deployed to Lebanon as the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Chief of Staff and French Senior National Representative.
General Fagué’s joint assignments include four tours in the French Joint Staff in Paris: in the International Relations directorate from 2001 to 2004; in the Operations directorate’s Plans and Policy Division from 2008 to 2010; as the Chief of Staff for Operations’ chef de projet for the transformation of the Armed Forces command structures from 2013 to 2014. Finally, he was assigned to the Plans Directorate’s Capability Planning Division from 2016 to 2018, where he was in charge of national intelligence capabilities
BG Fagué attended the United States Marine Corps Command and Staff College (“Distinguished Graduate”). Additionally, he served as a faculty member at the French War College from 2014-to 2015 and was appointed Deputy Director of the French Centre for Higher Military Studies (CHEM) in July 2018. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in foreign languages, a Masters’s degree in military studies from the University of Virginia, and he teaches at Sciences Po Paris School of International Affairs. His awards and decorations include the French Legion of Honor, the National Order of Merit, and the Cross of Military Valor. Brigadier General Fagué is also Commander of the National Order of Merit of Senegal, Officer of the National Order of Mali, Knight of the Lebanese National Order of the Cedar and he has been awarded the U.S. Army Commendation Medal.
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Ambassador (ret.) Deborah R. Malac
Retired U.S. Senior Foreign Service Officer (39 yrs.), former U.S. Ambassador to Uganda and Liberia
“American Diplomacy in Action: Fighting Disease, Promoting Democracy, and Creating Economic Opportunity”
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