Brigadier General Isaac G. Osborne, Jr.
Deputy Commander, Southern European Task Force - U.S. Army Africa
Brigadier General Osborne was commissioned in the US Army after graduating from East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee, in 1974. He currently serves as the Deputy Commanding General, Southern European Task Force - U.S. Army Africa. One of his primary roles is Army Reserve Component Integration Advisor and to establish the policies, plans, and procedures needed to institutionalize Army National Guard support for US Army Africa. He also serves in a “Dual-Hat” assignment as the Assistant Adjutant General, Tennessee Army National Guard, in Nashville, TN, where he is responsible for the supervision and training of more than 10,600 soldiers in the Tennessee Army National Guard. Previous assignments include Director and Chief, Joint Staff, Tennessee National Guard, Assistant Chief of Staff Logistics and Maintenance, Tennessee Army National Guard, Commander, Support Squadron, 278th Armored Calvary Regiment, Knoxville, TN, and S-2/3, 176th Maintenance Battalion, Johnson City, TN. His Platoon Leader/ Shop Officer assignments were in the 169th Maintenance Battalion at Fort Hood, TX, before transition to the Army National Guard in 1978. BG Osborne also served in various assignments as a full-time Tennessee National Guardsmen in Federal Civil Service status until his retirement in February 2009.
Brigadier General Osborne is a graduate of the Signal Officer Basic Course, Ordnance Officer Advance Course, Armor Officer Advance Course, Command and General Staff Officer Course, and the US Army War College. He holds a Master of Science degree in Industrial Education from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN and a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA.
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), and Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster).