Senior Leaders Conference Speaker


Commanding General

US Army Japan

Major General Viet Luong emigrated from Vietnam with his family to the United States in 1975 as a political refugee. He is a graduate of the University of Southern California. General Luong has commanded at the rifle platoon to flag level. His operational assignments include commander, A Company, 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Operation Uphold Democracy (Haiti); Battalion Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173nd Airborne Brigade, Operation Joint Guard (Kosovo); Commander, 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Operation American Assist (Hurricane Katrina Relief); and Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08 (Samarra, Iraq). He also served as commander, 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Rakkasan), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Operation Enduring Freedom 10-11 ( Regional Command-East, Afghanistan ); and Commanding General, Train, Advise, Assist Command-South  ( TAAC-S ) and Combined Joint Task

Force (CJTF-1), Operation Freedom's Sentinel/NATO Resolute Support, Kandahar, Afghanistan. He assumed his present duties on August 28, 2018.

Major General Luong holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Southern California and a Master of Military Arts and Science from the Army Command and General Staff College. In 2012, he attended Stanford University as a National Security Fellow, where he focused on U.S.-China policy under the tutelage of former Secretary of Defense, Dr. William Perry. In addition to his military awards and recognitions, the Major General Luong is a recipient of the 2010 Daughters of the American Revolution's Americanism Medal and 2016 Andrew Carnegie Great Immigrant.

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