Robert L. Caslen, Jr. became the 59th Superintendent of the U.S. Military
Academy at West Point on July 17, 2013.
Lieutenant General Caslen
graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1975. He earned master’s degrees
from Long Island University and Kansas State University.
Previous to this assignment, Lt.
Gen. Caslen served as the Chief of the Office of Security
Lieutenant General Caslen’s prior
deployments and assignments include serving as the commander of the Combined
Arms Center at Fort Leavenworth, KS., the command that oversees the Command and
General Staff College and 17 other schools, centers, and training programs
located throughout the United States; commanding general of the 25th Infantry
Division (Light) and commanding general of the Multi-National Division-North
during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Commandant of Cadets for the U.S. Military
Academy; Deputy Director for the War on Terrorism, J-5, The Joint Staff;
Assistant Division Commander (maneuver), 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized);
Chief of Staff, 10th Mountain Division (Light); Chief of Staff, Combined Joint
Task Force Mountain during Operation Enduring Freedom; Commander, 2nd Brigade,
101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); Chief of Staff, 101st Airborne Division
(Air Assault); Senior Brigade C2 Observer/Controller, Operations Group, Joint
Readiness Training Center; Commander, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, 25th
Infantry Division (Light); Executive Officer to the Deputy Commander in Haiti
during Operation Uphold Democracy; J-3 in Honduras for Joint Task Force Bravo;
Brigade Operations Officer, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault);
Executive Officer, 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (Air
Assault) during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm.
Lieutenant General Caslen’s
awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal,
Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Defense Superior Service
Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit with four Oak Leaf Clusters,
the Bronze Star Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Meritorious
Service Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters. He
has earned the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Identification Badge, and is Airborne, Air Assault, and Ranger
Lieutenant General Caslen is
married with three children.