Wednesday, December 07, 2016
ORANGEBURG, S.C. – A 1986 alumnus of SC State University, who became the university’s 19th general officer, has been named the keynote speaker for the university’s fall 2016 Army ROTC Commissioning Ceremony. Brigadier General Kenneth D. Hubbard will keynote the ceremony in which two cadets will take the oath of commission on Friday, Dec. 9 at 2 p.m. in the Barbara A. Vaughan Recital Hall located in the Fine Arts Center.
Brig. Gen. Hubbard serves as the director, Capability and Resource Integration J8, United States Cyber Command in Fort Meade, Maryland. Prior to this post, he served as director for Resource Management (G8), Installation Management Command. His other assignments include director of the Army Budget’s Operations and Support Directorate; USFOR-A J8 while assigned as the V Corps G8, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan; Division G8 (Comptroller) for the 1st Infantry Division; Multi-National Security Transition Command – Iraq (MNSTC-I) G8, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq; NATO assignment as Joint Plans officer in Croatia/Bosnia; Contingency Operations Budget analyst, Army Budget Office; and Defense Resource manager, J8, Joint Chief of Staffs.
In addition to deployment in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, Brig. Gen. Hubbard parachuted into Panama for Operation Just Cause (1990).
He is the recipient of numerous awards and decorations including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with the Campaign Star, Global War of Terrorism Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.
Brig. Gen. Hubbard is the son of career Army officer colonel (retired) Jerry Hubbard, also an SC State alumnus. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University. His military education includes the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and the U.S. Air Command and Staff College.
Brigadier General Hubbard is married to the former Dr. Stephanie Harrison, a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina. They have a one son.