Commanding General

Official Photo of Lieutenant General Terry Ferrell  



Commanding General, U.S. Army Central


A native of Logan, West Virginia, Lieutenant General Terry Ferrell was commissioned in 1984 as an Armor Officer upon graduation from Marshall University.


His assignments include multiple joint and operational tours, command at every level through Division, and staff assignments at numerous levels. He deployed multiple times to Bosnia and Iraq, and once to Djibouti, while his overseas assignments include Korea and Germany.


Highlights of Lt. Gen. Ferrell’s career include command of 3d Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) based at Fort Stewart, Georgia and deployed in support of Operation JOINT FORGE and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; command of 2d Brigade, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) also based at Fort Stewart, Georgia and deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM; Chief of Staff, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Stewart, Georgia; Assistant Division Commander (Support) and later Assistant Division Commander (Maneuver), 2d Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea; Commanding General, National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California; command of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), Djibouti, in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM; and Commanding General, 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Most recently, Lt. Gen. Ferrell served as the Chief of Staff, United States Central Command at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida.


He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Counseling and Rehabilitation from Marshall University, a Master of Business Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.