MG Stephen J. Maranian
Deputy Commanding General, Combined Arms Center - Education
Provost, Army University

Major General Stephen J. Maranian was born and raised in Natick, Massachusetts and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery in 1988 from Bucknell University.

Major General Maranian’s key command and leadership assignments include Commander of C/2-82nd Field Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas and Kuwait; HHB/Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas; 4-319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade in Bamberg, Germany and Afghanistan; 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment in Ramstein, Germany; Chief of Staff, United States Army Africa/Southern European Task Force in Vicenza, Italy; Commandant of the United States Army Field Artillery School/Chief of Field Artillery and Director of the Long-Range Precision Fires Cross-Functional Team at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; and Deputy Commanding General (Maneuver), 2nd Infantry Division, Combined Republic of Korea/United States Division at Camp Casey, Korea.

In June 2019, Major General Maranian was assigned as Deputy Commanding General-Education, United States Army Combined Arms Center; as well as Provost, Army University; and Deputy Commandant, United States Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

His overseas service comprises 11 overseas tours in seven countries including deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait; as well as assignments in Greece, Italy, Germany and Korea.

Major General Maranian holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and Master’s in Human Resources Development and Strategic Studies. He is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania; and Senior Fellowship at the NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy. He is also a graduate of the Greek Language Course at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California.

Major General Maranian’s decorations include the Legion of Merit (4-OLC), Bronze Star Medal (1-OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4-OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6-OLC), Air Force Commendation Medal (1-OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4-OLC), Republic of Korea Order of National Security Merit, and the NATO Meritorious Service Medal. He is also authorized to wear the Senior Parachutist Badge, Combat Action Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Canadian Parachutist Badge.

Major General Maranian has been married to his wife Cynthia since 1993.