Lieutenant General (Ret.) Stephen Twitty is a Distinguished Fellow and a member of the International Leadership Council at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA). He is the founder of Twitty and Associates LLC, a consulting and advisory firm that specializes in strategic and operational planning to improve management skills, lead positive culture change, enhance business operations, and drive organizational productivity and efficiencies to achieve success in the government, corporate, academic, and nonprofit sectors.
Twitty serves as a Board Director at Nusura, Inc. He serves as Board Advisor at Dataminr, Sarcos Robotics, Hypergiant, and HDT-Global. He serves as a Senior Advisor at the Roosevelt Group and as National Security and Military Analyst at MSNBC Cable News Network.
Twitty is a retired Lt. General from the United States Army with over 36 years of distinguished military service as an infantry officer in the United States Army. He commanded units in nearly every echelon and served in five combat tours to Iraq, Afghanistan, and Kuwait. Twitty also served in the Pentagon on the Joint Staff and Army Staff, United States European Command, United States Northern Command, United States Army Central Command, United States Army Forces Command, International Security Assistance Force-Afghanistan, and Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe. In his final assignment in the military, he served as the Deputy Commander of United States European Command in Stuttgart, Germany.
Twitty has received numerous awards, notably the Silver Star Medal, our nation’s 3rd highest award for valor, for his gallantry in combat in Iraq. He is enshrined by South Carolina State University as a Distinguished Alumnus. South Carolina Highway 11 which runs through his hometown of Chesnee, SC and the American Legion building in his hometown are named in his honor.
Twitty holds a Bachelor’s degree from South Carolina State University, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master’s degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University. He has continued further studies at the Center for Creative Leadership, Executive Leadership program in Greensboro, North Carolina and the University of North Carolina, Kenan Flagler Business School, Executive Leadership program in Chapel Hill North Carolina.
Twitty is from Chesnee, South Carolina. He is married to the former Karen Wilson. They have two daughters, Ashley and Brooke.