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federal official , Career military officer

Douglas Edward Lute, American federal official, career military officer. Achievements include serving in Operation Desert Storm, 1990-1991.


Lute, Douglas Edward was born on November 3, 1952 in Michigan City, Indiana, United States.


Graduate, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York, 1975. Master of Public Administration, Harvard University, 1983. Attended, British Amy Staff College.


Advanced through ranks to lieutenant general, 2006. Operations officer 2nd Cavalry Division. Commander 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry, Fort Hood, Texas, 1992—1994.

Director strategic plans & policy (J-5) The Joint Staff, Washington. Commander 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Polk, Louisiana, 1998—2000. Executive assistant to Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff United States Department Defense, Washington, 2000—2001.

Assistant division Commander First Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany, 2001—2003. Commander Multi-National Brigade East & "Task Force Falcon", 2002—2003. Deputy director operations (J-3) United States European Command, Stuttgart, Germany, 2003—2004.

Director operations (J-3) United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, 2004—2006, The Joint Staff, Washington, 2006—2007. Assistant to President, deputy national security advisory for Iraq & Afghanistan National Security Council, since 2007.


  • Achievements include serving in Operation Desert Storm, 1990-1991.


Married Jane Holl Lute. 3 children.

Jane Holl Lute