Deputy Commanding General (Photo by US Army Europe)
Maj. Gen. Andrew (Andy) M. Rohling became the U.S. Army Europe deputy commanding general Aug. 1.
Maj. Gen. Rohling graduated with a degree in engineering from the University of South Florida, Tampa, and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant of Infantry in 1989.
His first assignment was as a platoon leader in the 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, California, where he participated in Operation Just Cause, Panama.
He subsequently served in the 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Savannah, Georgia, 1st and 3rd Infantry Divisions in Germany, 6th Ranger Training Battalion in Florida, and as a Vietnam MIA/POW Team Commander, Joint Task Force Full Accounting in Hawaii.
Upon completion of the Command and General Staff College, Maj. Gen. Rohling served in Italy with the Southern European Task Force, Airborne, and deployed for two tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with the 173rd Airborne Brigade during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. He subsequently commanded the 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry (Rakkasan) at Fort Campbell and in Operation Iraqi Freedom before becoming the infantry branch chief and attending the National War College at Fort McNair, Virginia. Maj. Gen. Rohling returned to Italy to command the 173rd Airborne Brigade which he deployed with to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.
Leaving Italy, his post command assignment was as coordination group director and executive officer for Gen. Ray Odierno, Army Chief of Staff.
Upon promotion, Maj. Gen. Rohling served as the 10th Mountain Division deputy commanding general, and Advise and Assist Command Helmand, Afghanistan, commander during Operation Freedom's Sentinel.
Prior to his current assignment, Maj. Gen. Rohling served as the deputy chief of staff - operations, Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, United Kingdom.
Maj. Gen. Rohling's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service award with one oak leaf cluster; Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters; Bronze Star Medal for Valor with one oak leaf cluster; Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters; Purple Heart; Air Medal; Army Commendation Medal for Valor; Combat Infantryman Badge; Ranger Tab; Master Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge; and Scuba Badge.
Maj. Gen. Rohling is married and has two children.