Major General (Ret.) Simeon Trombitas
Major General (Ret.) Simeon G. Trombitas spent over 37 years on active duty in the U.S. Army. Major General Simeon G. Trombitas graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1978 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He was commissioned as a U.S. Army Second Lieutenant in the Infantry Branch. He became a Special Forces Officer in 1984. His military education includes the Infantry Officer Basic Course, the Armor Officer Advanced Course, the Special Forces Officer Qualification Course, the Army Command and General Staff College, and the Armed Forces Staff College. He earned a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the Army War College.
Major General Trombitas began his active duty in the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Division as an Infantry Platoon Leader, Scout Platoon Leader and Infantry Company Commander at Fort Hood, Texas. He was assigned to the Joint Readiness Training Center as a Senior Infantry Company Observer Controller. He served three tours in the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) as an Operational Detachment “A” Commander, Special Forces Company Commander, Battalion Operations (S3) Officer, Group Executive Officer and Special Forces Battalion Commander. Assigned to USMILGP, El Salvador, he served as Senior Advisor to the 4th El Salvadoran Infantry Brigade during that country’s conflict. He served as the Assistant Deputy Director for Operations of United States Army Special Operations Command and Commander, U.S. Army Garrison, 7th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, Colorado. His Joint Duty Assignments include Deputy Director of Operations, Special Operations Command South in Panama; Commander, U.S. Military Group in Bogota, Colombia, and Chief Regional Special Operations, Special Operations Division (J3), the Joint Staff, in Washington, D.C.
Major General Trombitas served as a general officer for nine years in various duty assignments beginning as the Commanding General, Special Operations Command, Korea. Following Korea, he assumed command of the Iraqi National Counter-Terrorism Force Transition Team, during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Major General Trombitas commanded U.S. Army South from 2009 to 2012 including deployment to Haiti for Operation Unified Response. He also served as the Senior Defense Official/ Defense Attache at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, Mexico. Major General Trombitas culminated his career as the Deputy Commanding General of United States Army North.
Major General (Ret.) Trombitas currently resides in San Antonio, Texas. Upon retirement he worked as a security consultant in the private sector. He is currently a consultant for various DoD and DoD related activities. Trombitas served as chairman of the board of the Green Beret Foundation and is on the advisory board of two other foundations. He is married and has two sons.