Deputy commandant at Command and General Staff College up for promotion
The deputy commandant of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth is up for a promotion.
The Pentagon announced Thursday that Brig. Gen. Edward C. Cardon has been nominated for appointment to the grade of major general.
Before arriving at Fort Leavenworth, Cardon’s previous assignments include platoon leader, company commander, battalion commander; brigade commander, 3ID Engineer Brigade; brigade combat team commander, 4th BCT, 3ID; and deputy commanding general (support), 3ID. He has served in a variety of staff assignments at various levels to include battalion, brigade, National Training Center, U.S. Army Engineer School, Division, NATO, and Department of the Army. He has also served in Germany, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and has multiple tours in Iraq.
Cardon was commissioned as an Engineer Officer from the United States Military Academy in 1982. He earned master’s degrees from the National War College and the United States Naval Command and Staff College, both in National Security and Strategic Studies. His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, United States Naval Command and Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, and the National War College.
Cardon and his wife, Linda, have three children.
Last week the Pentagon announced that Cardon's boss at Fort Leavenworth, Lt. Gen. William B. Caldwell IV, has been nominated by President Barack Obama for assignment as commander, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan/commander with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission-Afghanistan.