MG Thomas A. Horlander
General Thomas Horlander was born in Aurora, Colorado and graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration from Western Washington University. General Horlander holds Masters Degrees from Oklahoma City University, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.
General Horlander was commissioned in 1983 as a second lieutenant of field artillery through the Officer Candidate School. His duty assignments include serving as the Installation Management Command Director of Resource Management / G8; Executive Officer to the MILDEP, ASA (FM&C); Comptroller/G8, V Corps, US Army Europe and Multi-National Corps, Iraq; Director, Resource Management at the U.S. Army Aviation Center, Fort Rucker, AL; Deputy Secretary for Finance (Comptroller), Inter-American Defense Board, Washington D.C.; Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 319th Field Artillery, 82d Airborne Division, Ft Bragg, NC; Assistant S-3 (Operations), Division Artillery, 82d Airborne Division, Ft Bragg, NC; Budget Course Director and Instructor/Writer, Finance School, U.S. Army Soldier Support Center, Fort Jackson, SC; Aide-de-Camp to Commander, Allied Land Forces Southern Europe, Verona, Italy; Commander, 12th Field Artillery Detachment, 559th U.S. Artillery Group, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Oderzo, Italy; and various field artillery position at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and with the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea. His most recent assignments before joining the ASA (FM&C) as the Army Budget Officer was with Office of Business Transformation as the Director of Business Operations and as the USARCENT / 3rd Army G8 forward deployed in the Southwest Asia theater of operations. General Horlander is an accomplished linguist, Master Strategist and has published numerous books and articles.
General Horlander’s awards and decorations include the Army Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters); Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Joint Service Commendation Medal; Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters); Joint Service Achievement Medal; Army Achievement Medal; the Senior Parachutist Badge; the Army Staff Identification Badge.
General Horlander assumed duties as the Director of the Army Budget on 28 July 2014.