An announcement from the Department of Defense last month included the news that Tony Ierardi, of the Class of 1982, has been promoted to the rank of major general (two stars).
A business administration major, Tony was a member of W&L’s ROTC unit and was commissioned at his graduation. He has held a wide variety of posts during his 28-year career and is currently the director of force management for the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff in Washington.
Among his recent assignments, Tony was deputy commander of the transition command in Afghanistan. He has also served on a group charged with examining ways to respond to the threat of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Afghanistan. He discussed that issue this fall in an article in Ground Combat Technology, which also includes his complete bio.