LTG Laura A. Potter
47th U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G-2
Lieutenant General Laura Potter became the U.S. Army’s 47th Deputy Chief of Staff for Intelligence, G-2 in September 2020. She is the senior advisor to the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army for all aspects of Intelligence, Counterintelligence and Security, and responsible for the training, equipping, policy and oversight of an Army Intelligence and Security Enterprise of more than 58,000 Soldiers and civilians.
Before this assignment, she was the Commanding General and Commandant of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca.
A career intelligence officer, Lieutenant General Potter served in a number of command, staff, and operational assignments.
Her command and staff assignments include Commander, Allied Command Counterintelligence/650th Military Intelligence Group (Counterintelligence), Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe, Belgium; and Commander, 743d Military Intelligence Battalion, U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command, Buckley Air Force Base, Colorado. She also served as the Director of Intelligence, J-2, of the US European Command, and as the Military Assistant and Executive Officer to the Secretary of the Army. Other key intelligence assignments include service in Korea and Germany.
Her operational assignments include United Nations Military Observer, United Nations Observer Mission, Republic of Georgia; Deputy Commander, 205th Military Intelligence Brigade during Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Commander, Theater Intelligence Group, Combined Joint Interagency Task Force – 435, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan during Operation Enduring Freedom.
Lieutenant General Potter was raised in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. She earned her commission in the Military Intelligence Corps as is a Distinguished Military Graduate of Dickinson College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where she received a Bachelor’s Degree in Russian and Spanish. She holds a Master’s Degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, Center for Eurasian, Russian, and East European Studies and a Master’s Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. She speaks Russian and Spanish.
Lieutenant General Potter is married to Randy, a retired Soldier, and they have two sons