Major General Steven A. Hummer
Assistant Deputy Commandant for Plans, Policies and Operations

Major General Steven A. Hummer assumed his most recent assignment as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations (CJ-3), MNF-I in April 2009.

He enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1970 and was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in 1973. He was commissioned following graduation from Albright College, Reading, PA.

As a company grade officer, he served in the operating forces with 3d Battalion, 3d Marines and 1st Battalion, 9th Marines. His assignments included Rifle Platoon Commander, Battalion Training Officer, Battalion Operations Officer, and Company Commander. As a field grade officer, he served in the operating forces with 1st Marine Division (1stMARDIV), I Marine Expeditionary Force (MEF), and III MEF. His assignments included Officer-In-Charge, 1st Marines Regimental Enhanced Training Section, 1st MARDIV; Operations Officer, 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) (Special Operations Capable (SOC)), III MEF; Officer-In-Charge, Special Operations Training Group (SOTG), III MEF; Assistant Future Plans Officer, 1st MARDIV; Commanding Officer, Battalion Landing Team 1/1 under 13th MEU (SOC) and 15th MEU (SOC); and Commanding Officer, 7th Marines, 1stMARDIV, during combat operations in Operation Iraqi Freedom I. Major General Hummer most recently completed a tour as the Director of Operations (J-3) for US Forces - Iraq.

Supporting establishment duties include Registrar, Marine Corps Institute; Ceremonial Rifle Company Commander, Marine Barracks, Washington, D.C; Department Head, Naval Expeditionary Warfare Training, Expeditionary Warfare Training Group Pacific; and Chief of Staff, Joint Special Operations Command, with participation in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom. Most recently, he served as Commanding General, Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, HI, and Deputy Commander, Marine Forces Pacific, Camp Smith, HI. From there, he was assigned as the Chief of Staff, US Special Operations Command in Tampa.

Professional military education includes The Basic School, Officers Infantry Course, Amphibious Warfare School, Command and Staff College, and School of Advanced Warfighting within the Marine Corps University; and the Air War College.

Civilian education includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Psycho-Biology from Albright College and a Masterís Degree in International Security Studies from the Air War College.