Commander of the US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe
General Christopher G Cavoli assumed duties as Commander of the US European Command and Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) in July 2022. Gen Cavoli previously served as Commander of the consolidated US Army Europe and Africa from October 2020 through June 2022. From January 2018 until the consolidation, Gen Cavoli served as the commander of US Army Europe. Commissioned into the Infantry in 1987, Gen Cavoli has served in a wide variety of positions throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He also served as the Deputy Commander of Regional Command West in Herat (Afghanistan) and as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations at the 82nd Airborne Division. Gen Cavoli’s staff experience includes service as the Director for Russia on the Joint Staff; Deputy Executive Assistant for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; and Director of the Chief of Staff of the Army’s Coordination Group. He has held fellowships at National Defense University, the George C Marshall Center for European Security Studies and the Army Chief of Staff’s Strategic Studies Group. Gen Cavoli is a Foreign Area Officer with a concentration on Eurasia, and speaks Italian, Russian and French. He holds degrees from Princeton University and Yale University. His awards include the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, the Ranger Tab and Master Parachutist’s wings.