Lieutenant General Laura A. Potter
United States Army
Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence (G2)
Lieutenant General Laura Potter earned her commission in the Military Intelligence Corps in 1989. She is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Dickinson College, Carlisle, PA, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Russian and Spanish. She holds a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
Lieutenant General Potter’s assignments include: Assistant S-2, 19th Support Command, Taegu, Republic of Korea; Division G-2 staff officer in 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry); Low Level Voice Intercept Platoon Leader in direct support of 2d Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry); Signals Intelligence Officer, Company Commander, and Battalion S-3, 704th Military Intelligence Brigade, Fort Meade, Maryland; V Corps Collection Manager; Battalion S-3, 302d Military Intelligence Battalion and Brigade Deputy Commander, 205th Military Intelligence Brigade, Heidelberg and Wiesbaden, Germany; Joint Staff J-2 Intelligence Planner and Executive Assistant to the Joint Staff J-2; Commander 743d Military Intelligence Battalion, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado; Military Assistant, then Executive Officer to the 20th Secretary of the Army, the Honorable Pete Geren. In 2010, she returned to Europe to command Allied Command Counterintelligence, Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, North Atlantic Treaty Organization, then served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Intelligence G-2, U.S. Army Europe and the J-2, U.S. European Command, Stuttgart, Germany. Her most recent assignment was the Commanding General of the United States Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca. She assumed duties as the 47th Deputy Chief of Staff, G-2 for the United States Army on September 14, 2020.
Her deployments include United Nations Military Observer in Abkhazia, Republic of Georgia; 302d Military Intelligence Battalion S-3, then Deputy Commander, 205th Military Intelligence Brigade, Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF); and Commander, Theater Intelligence Group, Combined Joint Task Force 435, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), Afghanistan.
Lieutenant General Potter’s awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Army and Joint Staff Identification Badges, the Parachutist Badge, and the Estonian Ministry of Defense, Cross of Merit, 3rd Class.