Lieutenant General (Ret.) Thomas F. Metz
Lieutenant General (Ret.) Thomas F. Metz has almost 40 years of commissioned service in the U.S. Army and is a mentor, advisor and consultant for a broad range of international activities. LTG Metz’s last active duty assignment was as the Director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization. Prior to that assignment served as the Deputy Commander of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command and was the Commanding General of III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas. While the III Corps Commander, LTG Metz commanded the Multi-National Corps – Iraq, which included 120,000 coalition troops. He also served as the Central Command’s Chief of Staff prior to Operation Iraqi Freedom and in two key billets for prioritizing and allocating resources for the Armed Forces as a Deputy and Vice Director in the Joint Staff Force Structure, Resources, and Assessment Directorate, J-8. He is a graduate of West Point and holds a master’s degree in mechanical engineering from North Carolina State University.
- Status: Retired
- Branch: U.S. Army
- Rank: Lieutenant General
- Years: 40 Years
- Accolades: Lieutenant General (Ret.) Metz's awards and decorations include: The Defense Distinguished Service Medal; Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 3; Army Distinguished Service Medal; Legion of Merit with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Meritorious Service Medal with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Army Commendation Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Good Conduct Medal; Expert Infantryman Badge; National Defense Service Medal with 2 Service Stars; Army Service Ribbon; Senior Parachutist Badge; Ranger Tab; and Belgium Brevet "A" Commando.