MAJOR GENERAL ANTONIO FLETCHER, DEPUTY DIRECTOR
U.S. Army Major General Antonio M. Fletcher serves as the Deputy Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA). Prior to coming to DTRA, he was Commander, Special Operations Command South, U.S. Special Operations Command.
General Fletcher graduated from the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) in 1989 and was commissioned in the U.S. Army as an Infantry Second Lieutenant. He began his Army career in the 197th Infantry Brigade at Fort Benning, Georgia, where he served as both a Rifle and Scout Platoon Leader, HHC XO, and Battalion Maintenance Officer.
After graduating the Special Forces Qualification Course in 1996, General Fletcher was assigned to the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he served as a Company XO and Detachment Commander. From 1999-2002, he served as the Special Forces Assessment and Selection Company Commander, and graduated from the Command and General Staff College in 2002. General Fletcher returned to the 7th SFG(A) where he served as a Company Commander, Battalion Operations Officer, Group Operations Officer, and Deputy J3 for Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Afghanistan (CJSOTF-A).
In 2005, General Fletcher was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne) and served as the G3. During this assignment he deployed as the J3 for CJSOTF-A. He then returned to the 7th Group to command 3rd Battalion, during which he deployed forces throughout USSOUTHCOM area of responsibility and Afghanistan. While in command, he served as Commander of Special Operations Task Force 73, comprised of Army, Air Force, Marines, and Afghan Special Operations Forces. Following command, General Fletcher served as the G3 of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne). In 2011, he assumed command of 7th SFG(A). His command included a rotation as the CJSOTF-A commander. Following command, General Fletcher served as the Chief of Staff for the 82nd Airborne Division and the 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) (Provisional), which included a tour as the Deputy Commander for the Special Operations Joint Task Force – Iraq (SOJTF-I). From 2016-2017, General Fletcher served as the Deputy Commander for Special Operations Joint Task Force - Afghanistan. From 2017-2018, he served as Director of Strategy, Policy, and Plans (J5) at USSOUTHCOM.
General Fletcher holds a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the Marine Corps War College.