General Christopher G. Cavoli assumed duties as Commander, U.S. European Command, July 1, 2022 and Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR), July 4, 2022.
Commissioned into the Infantry in 1987, Gen. Cavoli has served in a wide variety of positions throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He’s commanded the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment; 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division; 7th Army Training Command; and 25th Infantry Division. Most recently, General Cavoli commanded U.S. Army Europe from Jan 2018 to Jun 2022, during which time he also incorporated responsibilities for Army operations in Africa into his command’s portfolio.
Gen. Cavoli’s non-command billets include Deputy Commander of Regional Command West in Herat, Afghanistan, and 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 the 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.