FORT SILL — Major General Kenneth Kamper, commanding general of Fort Sill and of the Fires Center of Excellence, was suspended from duty today pending an investigation by the Inspector General of the Department of the Army.
No explanation was provided by military authorities.
Kamper was commissioned as an Artillery Officer in 1989 from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
His military education includes a Bachelor of Science degree from the Military Academy, a Master of Arts from the U.S. Naval War College, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Kamper has commanded at the battery, battalion and brigade levels, as well as the Operational Test Command. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Commanding General for the III Armored Corps at Fort Hood, Texas.
His past assignments included: 29th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army; 82nd Airborne Division; 1stBattalion, 508th Airborne Battalion Combat Team; 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment (Automatic), a part of 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division; 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment (Red Lions) in 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division; 17th Fires Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, I Corps; 1st Infantry Division; 4th Infantry Division, and III Corps.
The general’s combat and operational experience included deployments to Operation Iraqi Freedom from 2003-2005 and 2006-2008, Operation Atlantic Resolve, and Operation Inherent Resolve from 2014-2015 and 2017-2018.
His awards and decorations included the Combat Action Badge, Senior Parachutist Badge, and Ranger Tab.