July 27-30, 2016
General Joseph Votel is the tenth commander of the United States Special Operations Command. He is responsible for U.S. Special Operations Forces worldwide. General Votel’s previous assignments include Commanding General of Joint Special Operations Command, Deputy Commanding General for CJTF-82 in Operation Enduring Freedom, Deputy Director of the Joint IED Defeat Organization established under the Deputy of the Secretary of Defense, Commander of 75th Ranger Regiment, and Commander of a Light Infantry Battalion. General Votel is a graduate of the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College.