Major General Steven Ferrari serves as the Commanding General, 42d Infantry Division, New York Army National Guard. Previously he served as the Deputy Adjutant General for the New Jersey Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Assistant Adjutant General - Army for the New Jersey Army National Guard.
His previous leadership assignments include Deputy Commanding General - Maneuver, 42nd Infantry Division and the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.
General Ferrari joined the New Jersey Army National Guard in January 1981 and was commissioned through Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning Georgia in March 1982.
Ferrari served as the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team commander during Operation Iraqi Freedom (2008-2009) which served as a Security Force Brigade with duties in Camp Cropper, Camp Bucca, Balad, Ashraf and Baghdad.
He has held numerous field artillery staff assignments and leadership positions at the battery and battalion level before assignments to the New Jersey Army National Guard Joint Force Headquarters as Director of Military Support, Strategic Planner and Chief of Staff.
He served as the Assistant Division Commander, 42nd Infantry Division, from 2011-2015.
He is a 2000 graduate of the University of Phoenix with a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems and a 2007 graduate of the United States Army War College.
His award and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal Army, Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 6 Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass and M Device), Iraqi Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, New Jersey Distinguished Service Medal, New Jersey Ribbon of Honor (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), New Jersey Merit Award, New Jersey Desert Storm Support Ribbon, New Jersey State Service Award, (with Oak Leaf Cluster), New York Meritorious Service Medal and the New Jersey Governor’s Unit Award.