Major General Henry W. (Hank) Stratman currently serves as the Deputy Commanding General, Joint Command Southeast, Izmir, Turkey.†
In his position, he advises and assists the Commander on all responsibilities of this NATO command to include: Operational contingency plans and operational missions; military cooperation, exercises and training; Partnership for Peace (PfP) and Mediterranean Dialogue activities; and High Readiness Forces Preparedness.
Major General Stratman is from Vienna, Missouri, and he is a 1972 Distinguished Military Graduate of Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri. Commissioned a Second Lieutenant in Field Artillery, he has served in Army units in the United States, Germany, Korea, Southwest Asia, and Bosnia. His education includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Physical Education from Lincoln University and a Masters Degree in Systems Management from the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College and the Army War College.
Prior key assignments include Deputy Commanding General, Third U.S. Army/U.S. Army Forces Central Command/Coalition Forces Land Component Command Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and Operation Iraqi Freedom; Deputy Chief of Staff for Doctrine, Headquarters, Training, and Doctrine Command (TRADOC) at Fort Monroe, VA; Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations, Headquarters Stabilization Force (SFOR) in Sarajevo, Bosnia; Assistant Division Commander (Support), 3rd Infantry Division (Mech), Fort Stewart, GA; Director of Operations for the Defense Security Assistance Agency, Washington, D.C.; and Chief, Joint Military Commissions, 1st Armoured Division which coordinated factionsí compliance with the Dayton Peace Accord. Other key leadership positions include command of the 1st Infantry Division Artillery at Fort Riley, Kansas and command of 2nd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery during Persian Gulf War/Operation Desert Storm in support of the 3rd Armoured, 1st Infantry, and 1st Cavalry Divisionsí combat operations.
Major General Stratmanís decorations include Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, and service awards for combat and peace support operations.