United States Army
North Atlantic Treaty Organization
Major General Tony L. Wright currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Plans and Policies (DCOS SPP) at NATO Headquarters, Supreme Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk, VA. He previously commanded the 98th Division at Ft. Benning, GA. He began his military career in 1983, enlisting as a 13B Cannon Crewman at Ft. Polk, Louisiana. He received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Ohio University where he earned recognition as a Distinguished Military Graduate and completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology/Manufacturing in 1989.
After commissioning, Major General Wright held various positions including Platoon Leader G/333 FA, serving in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm; Company Fire Support Officer for 3/15 Infantry and 4/64 Armor; Fire Direction Officer and Platoon Leader 3/41 FA, Fort Stewart, Georgia. Following the Officer Advanced Course he was assigned as Assistant G-3 Headquarters V Corps Artillery and later as Commander A Battery 4/27 FA in Germany.
Major General Wright was honorably discharged from active duty in January 1997 to pursue a civilian career. He began his Army Reserve career with assignment to 1st Brigade, 95th Division (IT), Lawton, Oklahoma where he served in a variety of positions including Brigade S4, Battalion S3, and Executive Officer for 1/354 Field Artillery and later mobilized as the Brigade S3. He commanded the 2nd Battalion, 378th Regiment (Basic Combat Training) Monroe, Louisiana and later served two years on active duty as Mobilization Officer for the 95th Division (IET). He then served as the G-3, 95th Division (IET) and was selected to serve as Commander, 1st Brigade, Southern Division, 75th Training Command. He was then selected as the Assistant Division Commander for the 95th DIV (IET). His first general officer assignment was as the Deputy Commanding General of the 88th Readiness Division, Ft. McCoy, WI.
Major General Wright's military schools include the Field Artillery Basic and Advance Courses, the Field Artillery Target Acquisition and Survey Officers Course, the MLRS Cadre Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3), Intermediate-Level Education (ILE) Course, the Army War College, and Capstone. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (w/6 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (w/2 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the South West Asia Service Medal (w/ 2 bronze service stars), the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Basic Parachutist and Air Assault Badges. Major General Wright is married to his wife of 35 years, Valerie. They have four children, two daughters in law, and three grandchildren.