Major General Malcolm B. Frost is the Commanding General for the U.S. Army Center for Initial Military Training, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, and is responsible for annually transforming 130 thousand civilian volunteers into Soldiers who are disciplined, fit, grounded in Army values, and combat ready. He also serves as the Senior Mission Commander of Fort Eustis as part of Joint Base Langley Eustis, Virginia.
Prior to his arrival at Fort Eustis, MG Frost served as the U.S. Army Chief of Public Affairs where he was responsible for all communication issues involving the United States Army, charged with the formulation of communication and public affairs strategies, plans and policies, and served as the senior advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army on communication matters relating to the Army.
MG Frost served in Infantry leadership and staff positions as a company grade officer while assigned to the 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado, 3rd Battalion, 325th Infantry Airborne Battalion in Vicenza, Italy, and the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard) at Fort Myer, Virginia. His service in Italy included Company Command in Bosnia-Herzegovina in 1995 during Operation Joint Endeavor. In 1996-98 he served as Aide-de-Camp to the 33rd Chief of Staff of the Army. He later served in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina including 1st Brigade’s Operations Officer in 2002-2003 during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.
MG Frost served in Hawaii in 2003-05 as the 25th Infantry Division Operations Officer and Chief of Staff for the 25th Infantry Division Rear. He then commanded 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment and later 3rd Squadron, 4th U.S. Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division including deployment to Iraq in 2006-2007 during the Operation Iraqi Freedom "Surge".
MG Frost returned to Hawaii in 2009 after attending the Army War College. He commanded the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks to include the unit’s deployment to Iraq in 2010-2011 where it served as an Advise and Assist Brigade in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn. He later served for a year at Fort Shafter as the U.S. Army Pacific Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, G3/5/7/9.
MG Frost is a native of Torrance, California and received his commission in the infantry after graduating from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York in 1988. He holds Masters degrees in Human Resources Development from Webster University and Strategic Studies from the Army War College.
His awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (third award), Bronze Star Medal (third award), Meritorious Service Medal (sixth award), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (sixth award, one for Valor), Army Achievement Medal (second award), Ranger Tab, Master Parachutist Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Department of State Meritorious Honor Award, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, and the Department of the Army Staff Identification Badge.