Brig. Gen. Stephen J. Maranian became the fourth Provost of Army University during an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony Jun. 10, 2019 at the Frontier Conference Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Maranian also serves as Deputy Commanding General – Education, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, and Deputy Commandant, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC).
Lt. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, Commander of the Combined Arms Center, Fort Leavenworth and Commandant of the Command and General Staff College, hosted the ceremony.
Brig. Gen. Maranian’s last assignment was as the deputy commanding general for maneuver for the 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Casey, Korea.
Brig. Gen. Stephen J. Maranian was born and raised near Boston, Massachusetts. He is a 1988 graduate of Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania from which he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Field Artillery. He holds a Masters of Arts degree in Human Resources Development from Webster University, and a Masters of Strategic Studies degree from the Army War College. His military education includes the Field Artillery Basic and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, the Army War College, and the NATO Defense College.
Maranian’s commands include two batteries in the 1st Cavalry Division Artillery, 4th Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, and the 19th Battlefield Coordination Detachment. He has served in Field Artillery staff positions including tours as Brigade Fire Support Officer, 173rd Airborne Brigade; Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery; and Executive Officer, 1st Infantry Division Artillery. His other assignments include service as Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff G3, 1st Infantry Division; Executive Officer for the Headquarters Department of the Army Director of Training; Special Assistant and later Executive Officer for the Commanding General, United States Army Europe; Chief of Staff, United States Army Africa/Southern European Task Force; and Commandant of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School at Fort Sill.
Maranian has extensive overseas experience having completed 10 overseas tours in six countries, including deployments to Afghanistan, Iraq, and Kuwait, and he is a Defense Language Institute trained Greek linguist.
His decorations include the Legion of Merit (3rd Award), Bronze Star Medal (2nd Award), the Meritorious Service Medal (5th Award), the Army Commendation Medal (7th Award), the Air Force Commendation Medal (2nd Award), the Army Achievement Medal (5th Award), and the NATO Meritorious Service Medal. He is also authorized to wear the Combat Action Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, the Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Canadian Parachutist Badge. Brig. Gen. Maranian is married to Cynthia Hall Maranian of Stedman, North Carolina.