LTG (Ret) Edward Soriano retired from the United States Army after 35 years of distinguished service on 1 March 2005. He served as the Commanding General, I Corps and Fort Lewis, WA prior to his retirement. He joined Northrop Grumman Corporation in 2005.
LTG (Ret) Soriano had a very distinguished and proud career serving 35 years in the United States Army. He was the first Filipino American to become a General Officer in the United States Army, and at the time of his retirement in March 2005, was the highest ranking Filipino and Asian American serving in the United States Armed Forces as a Lieutenant General.
Prior to his assuming command of I Corps and Fort Lewis, Washington in August of 2002, LTG (Ret) Soriano was the Director of Homeland Security, United States Joint Forces Command. He was commissioned a second lieutenant of infantry upon graduation from San Jose State in 1970.
LTG (Ret) Soriano has held numerous leadership and command positions with airborne, light and mechanized infantry units around the world. He has commanded at all levels, as Platoon Leader, Company Commander, Battalion Commander, Brigade Commander, Division Commander, and Corp Commander.
Following his initial assignment with the 82d Airborne Division, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, he commanded Infantry companies in the 2d Infantry Division, Korea; 9th Infantry Division, Ft. Lewis, WA; and, 8th Infantry Division, Germany. He also served as a Recruiting Company Commander, United States Army Recruiting Command, Albany, New York. He commanded the 2d Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2d Armored Division, Ft. Hood, Texas and the 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mech) Ft. Carson Colorado. He served as the Chief of Staff and Assistant Division Commander of 3d Infantry Division (Mech). He also served in Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia-Herzegovina) as the Assistant Division Commander of 1st Infantry Division, and Seventh Army in Germany. He commanded the 7th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, Colorado from 1999 to 2001. He commanded I Corps and Fort Lewis, WA from 2002-2005.
LTG (Ret) Soriano’s staff positions include; Personnel Systems Staff Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel; Force Integration Staff Officer and Organizational Integrator, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans; Special Assistant to the Chief of Staff of the Army; ARCENT Liaison Team Chief to 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Dahran, Saudi Arabia during Desert Shield/Storm, and Chief, Army Station, Secretary of Defense Gulf War Report Team, Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army; Director Officer Personnel Management, U.S. Total Army Personnel Command and Director of Operations, Readiness and Mobilization, and Director of Military Support, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans, U.S. Army, Washington, DC.; and Director, Homeland Security, US Joint Forces Command (JFCOM), Norfolk Naval Station
LTG (Ret) Soriano has attended a wide variety of military schools culminating in his graduation from the Army War College in 1989. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Management from San Jose State University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
His awards include two awards of the Distinguished Service Medal, two awards of the Defense Superior Service Medal, four awards of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, three awards of the Meritorious Service Medal and numerous awards of the Army Commendation and Achievement Medals. He is Ranger and airborne qualified and holds the Expert Infantryman’s Badge as well as the Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification and Army Staff Identification badges.
LTG (Ret) Soriano is an active member of the Colorado Springs community and is affiliated with a number of organizations in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He currently serves on a number of volunteer Boards that includes the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the USO Board, the AUSA Board of Advisors, and the Colorado Professional Golf Association Section Board of Trustees. He is also currently President and Chair of the Mountain Post Historical Center Association, Colorado Springs, CO, and Vice Chair of the Colorado Springs Combined Federal Campaign Board. He previously served as the Chair of the Military Affairs Council (MAC) of the Greater Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, Pikes Peak Community College Foundation, The Home Front Cares Foundation, Air Force Academy Foundation, Thanks Troops Foundation, Wells Fargo Bank Community Board, and Goodwill Board of Directors. He is a member of the Colorado Thirty Group, Pikes Peak Round Table, the 4th Infantry Division Association, and The Association of the United States Army, Fort Carson.
LTG (Ret) Soriano is married to the former Vivian Guillermo of San Francisco, California. They have two children, Melissa Marsh, a 4th grade elementary school teacher in Thornton, Colorado, and Keith, PGA Professional, Director of Player Development and Operations, Colorado Section, Professional Golf Association (PGA), Castle Rock, Colorado, and Associate Executive Director, Colorado PGA REACH Foundation. Castle Rock, Colorado..
LTG (Ret) Soriano and his wife, Vivian, currently reside in Broomfield, CO