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Lieutenant General Richard G. Trefry

Lieutenant General Richard G. Trefry

Lt. Gen. Richard G. Trefry retired from the U.S. Army after 33 years of active duty. He served as the Inspector General of the U.S. Army for six years under three Chiefs of Staff and Secretaries of the Army. After retirement, Lt. Gen. Trefry served in the White House as the Military Assistant to the President of the United States.

In 1995, Lt. Gen. Trefry served on the Board of Directors of American Military University. He now serves on the Board of Trustees of the American Public University System as a member and committee chair. 

Lt. Gen. Trefy served as a senior fellow for the Institute for Land Warfare in the Association of the U.S. Army and as program manager of the Army Force Management School at Fort Belvoir, VA. Lt. Gen. Trefry teaches and speaks frequently at service schools, public and private organizations, and at public and private schools and colleges.

In 2009, the Secretary of the Army established the Lieutenant General Richard G. Trefry Lifetime of Service Award, honoring LTG Trefry’s extraordinary achievement and service to the Army, the Department of Defense, the Federal Government, and our Nation. 

Lt. Gen. Trefry holds a B.S. degree in Military Science from the United States Military Academy, West Point, and is a graduate of the Command and General Staff College and the Army War College. In 2006, he received the Distinguished Graduate Award from the United States Military Academy Association of Graduates. In 2010, Lt. Gen. Trefry was awarded the Doctor of Public Service degree, honoris causa, from American Public University System’s, American Military University.