Major General Viet X. Luong
Deputy Commanding General - Operations, Eighth Army
MG Viet Luong emigrated from Vietnam with his family to the United States in1975 as a political refugee. He is a graduate of the University of SouthernCalifornia.
MG Luong has commanded at the rifle platoon to flag level. His operational assignments include Commander, A Company, 2d Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, OPERATION UPHOLD DEMOCRACY (Haiti); Battalion Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173d Airborne Brigade, OPERATION JOINT GUARD (Kosovo); Commander, 2d Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, OPERATION AMERICAN ASSIST (Hurricane Katrina Relief) and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 06-08 (Samarra, Iraq); Commander, 3d Brigade Combat Team (Rakkasan), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM 10-11 (RC East, Afghanistan); and Commanding General, Train, Advise, Assist Command South (TAAC-S) and CJTF-1, OPERATION FREEDOM'S SENTINEL/NATO RESOLUTE SUPPORT (Kandahar, Afghanistan).
MG Luong holds a Bachelor Degree in Biology from the University of Southern California and a Master of Military Arts and Science from the Army Command and General Staff College. In 2012, he attended Stanford University as a National Security Follow, where he focused on U.S.- China Policy under the tutelage of Former Secretary of Defense, Dr. William Perry.
In addition to his military awards and recognitions, MG Luong is a recipient of the 2010 Daughters of the American Revolution's Americanism Award and 2016 Andrew Carnegie Great Immigrant.
He is married to the former Kimberly Lau of Denver, Colorado. They have three children: daughter, Ashley and sons, Brandon and Justin.