Major General Lonnie G. Hibbard 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 130,000 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.
Prior to his arrival at CIMT, MG Hibbard served as the Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7 for U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, where he was responsible for developing, integrating, and managing training operations requirements, concepts, policies, and plans.
MG Hibbard has served in command and staff positions from the platoon to 4-star level in operational, institutional, and special operations units. His service includes deployments in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
MG Hibbard’s service at the tactical level includes time as a Combat Engineer, Aviation Officer, and AH-64 pilot in the U.S., Indo-Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. His service at the strategic level includes assignments at a Theater Special Operations Command, U.S. Army Forces Command, and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command.
MG Hibbard is a native of Kaukauna, Wisconsin and received his commission from the University of North Dakota. MG Hibbard has a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He and his wife Gail have two grown daughters.