Lieutenant General Darsie Rogers serves as the Deputy Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. He was commissioned a second lieutenant from Auburn University in 1987. Following his initial assignment to the 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia, he completed the Special Forces Qualification Course and was awarded the Green Beret.
General Rogers has commanded Army and Special Operations Forces at every level, from Second Lieutenant to his current rank. Notable assignments include the Joint Staff, the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk and commander of the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne). He has participated in numerous contingency and combat operations including Operation DESERT SHIELD/DESERT STORM, Operation PROVIDE COMFORT, peacekeeping operations in Bosnia, and five deployments in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM and Operation NEW DAWN, where he commanded Army, Air Force and Naval special operations forces. He served as the Deputy Commanding General for Support, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, the Deputy Commanding General for United States Army Special Operations Command, the Commanding General, 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) Fort Bragg and most recently as Commanding General of Special Operations Command, Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base.
His awards and decoration include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat SCUBA Diver Badge, Military Free Fall Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger and Special Forces Tabs.
General Rogers has master’s degrees from Louisiana State University and the Air War College and is a graduate of the Joint and Combined War-fighting Course and the Army Command and General Staff College.