Brig. Gen. Dave Hodne became the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson deputy commanding general June 9, 2017. Commissioned in the Infantry from the U.S. Military Academy in 1991, Hodne holds a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Arts in Military Studies in Unconventional Warfare from American Military University. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and completed a U.S. Army War College Fellowship at Georgetown University.
Hodne has diverse experience in Ranger, Stryker, cavalry, mechanized and light infantry formations. Hodne also hosts experience in both conventional and special operations that includes command of two battalions in combat; 3rd Squadron, 4th U.S Cavalry in Iraq, and 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in Afghanistan.
Hodne subsequently established and commanded the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, making the 4th Infantry Division the only “balanced” division, replete with armor, infantry, and stryker formations. Prior to assuming his current responsibilities as the deputy commanding general (Maneuver) of the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, he most recently served as the executive officer to the commander, U.S. Central Command.
Hodne's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal; two Legions of Merit; four Bronze Star Medals; the Purple Heart; four Meritorious Service Medals; the Joint Service Commendation Medal; three Army Commendation Medals; the Air Force Commendation Medal; the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; the Ranger Tab; the Combat and Expert Infantryman's Badges; the Master Parachutist Badge (with Bronze star); the Air Assault Badge; and Israeli, Canadian, Australian and Brazilian Parachutist Badges. His units earned two Valorous Unit Awards, two Joint Meritorious Unit Awards, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation for actions in combat. Hodne is also a Distinguished Member of the 75th Ranger Regiment.