Major General Marcus Evans, Commander, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army

Major General Marcus Evans

Commander, 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army

Marcus S. Evans was born in 1970 in Dalton, Georgia.  

He entered the United States Army in 1994 and, over time, has risen through the ranks.  He was commander of the NATO Special Operations Component Command in Afghanistan and of Special Operations Joint Task Force, Afghanistan. He also served in the Iraq War. 

He served two years as the Chief of Staff for the United States Special Operations Command. Evans is presently the commanding general of the Army’s 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii. 

In the News…

The soldiers in the 25th Infantry Division of the U.S. Army have gone deep into the Hawaiian jungle in a challenge called The Green Mile, their final test following two weeks of grueling jungle training. 

Commanding Major General Marcus Evans said, “The situation in the Indo-Pacific continues to inform our approach to readiness and to be more ready than we were yesterday. What you’re observing out here in the jungle operations training course is that happening.” 

Just moving around in jungle vegetation proved challenging to the service members who were learning to survive in extreme conditions while being threatened by ambushes on the ground or assaults from the air. 

“We certainly look at those lessons learned that were experienced, and the ability to have a training base here on the island of Oahu and train in the jungle environment is inherent to our overall readiness,” Major General Evans said. 


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