Brigadier General David M. Hodne assumed duties of Chief of Infantry on 16 July 2018. In addition to his responsibilities within the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Brigadier General Hodne also serves as the Director for the Soldier Lethality Cross Functional Team (CFT) under the newly established U.S. Army Futures Command (AFC).
Commissioned in the Infantry from the U.S. Military Academy in 1991, Brigadier General Hodne holds a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Arts in Military Studies in Unconventional Warfare from American Military University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and completed a U.S. Army War College Fellowship at Georgetown University.
Brigadier General Hodne served in Ranger, Stryker, Cavalry, Mechanized and Light Infantry formations and has extensive experience in both conventional and special operations. His command assignments at every echelon from Company through Brigade includes command of two battalions in combat; 3rd Squadron, 4th U.S Cavalry in Iraq, and 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan. Following command of a Stryker Brigade Combat Team at Fort Carson, CO, Brigadier General Hodne served as the Executive Officer to the Commanding General of U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM). Prior to assuming his current duties at Fort Benning, he most recently served as the Deputy Commanding General for Maneuver for the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson.
Brigadier General Hodne's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal; three Legions of Merit; four Bronze Star Medals; the Purple Heart; four Meritorious Service Medals; the Joint Service Commendation Medal; three Army Commendation Medals; the Air Force Commendation Medal; the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; the Ranger Tab; the Combat and Expert Infantryman's Badges; the Master Parachutist Badge (with Bronze star); the Air Assault Badge; and Israeli, Canadian, Australian and Brazilian Parachutist Badges. His units earned two Valorous Unit Awards, two Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation for actions in combat. Lastly, Brigadier General Hodne is also a Distinguished Member of the 75th Ranger Regiment.