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Lieutenant General Kenneth Dahl


“We will touch the entire Army every single day and everything that it does. I am thrilled to be the commanding general of installation management command. I totally appreciate how lucky I am and I will not squander a single moment.”

- Lieutenant General Kenneth Dahl - Commander, U.S. Army Installation Management Command

Lieutenant General Kenneth Dahl became the Commander of the U.S. Army Installation Management Command November 3, 2015, in a ceremony on Fort Sam Houston, TX.


  • Bachelor Degree from The United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
  • Master of Arts in Social Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College
  • Served as a National Security Fellow in the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.

Most Recent Assignments:

  • Deputy Commanding General for I Corps - Joint Base Lewis McChord, WA
  • Deputy Commanding General-Support, United States Forces Afghanistan and also Commander of the United States National Support Elemen - Operation Enduring Freedom,Afghanistan
  • Deputy Commanding General - Support, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)- Fort Drum, NY
  • Deputy Commanding General - support and stability for Regional Command South - Kandahar, Afghanistan
  • Assistant Deputy Director - Political Military Affairs, Middle East - Pentagon Joint Staff, J-5
  • Deputy Director - Operations (Team 4) in the National Military Command Center - Pentagon Joint Staff, J-3
  • Completed a Federal Executive Fellowship at the Brookings Institution where he focused his efforts on U.S. government interagency reform


  • Defense Superior Service Medal
  • Legion of Merit
  • Bronze Star Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Joint Service Commendation Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Achievement Medal (with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Air Assault Badge
  • Senior Parachutist Badge
  • Ranger Tab
  • Combat Action Badge

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