Lieutenant General Ierardi is the Director, Force Structure, Resources and Assessment (J8), Joint Staff, the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. He develops capabilities; conducts studies, analysis and assessments; and evaluates plans, programs and strategies for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He serves as the Joint Requirements Oversight Council Secretary and as the Chairman of the Joint Capabilities Board.
Prior to the assumption of this assignment, Lt. Gen. Ierardi served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8 Headquarters Department of the Army in Washington, D.C.
In previous assignments, Lt. Gen. Ierardi served as the III Corps Deputy Commanding General and Commanding General of the 1st Calvary Division, “America’s First Team;” the Director of Force Management, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7; Director, Joint and Futures, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-8; Executive Officer for the Department of Defense Counter-IED Senior Integration Group; and as Deputy Commander for Program, Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan. He commanded Joint Task Force North at Fort Bliss, Texas and served as Director of Capabilities Development, U.S. Army Capabilities Integration Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, at Fort Monroe, Virginia. He also served as the Chief of Staff of the 2d Infantry Division at Camp Red Cloud, Republic of Korea and as Commander of the 2d Infantry Division’s First “Iron” Brigade at Camp Casey, Korea. While assigned at Fort Hood, Texas, he served as the Operations Officer (G-3) of the 1st Cavalry Division and Commander of the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment.
Earlier in his career, Lt. Gen. Ierardi served as a Cavalry Troop Commander in the 2d Squadron, 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment in Bamberg, Germany, and participated in Operation Desert Storm while assigned to the 2d Armored Cavalry Regiment. Lt. Gen. Ierardi trained and served as a Latin American Foreign Area Officer, first as a student attending the Mexican Army’s Command and General Staff College (Escuela Superior de Guerra) in Mexico City, and later as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commander of the U.S. Southern Command.
Lieutenant General Ierardi’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. Lt. Gen. Ierardi holds a degree in Business Administration from Washington and Lee University, a Master of Arts Degree in Latin American Studies from Georgetown University and is also a graduate of both the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Naval War College.