General Stephen R. Lyons (U.S. Army, Retired)

Port and Supply Chain Envoy
White House Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force


The White House Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force was established in June of 2021 to provide a whole-of-government response to address near-term supply chain challenges to economic recovery and take action to address vulnerabilities in critical product supply chains. The Task Force seeks to address near-term supply/demand mismatches, diagnose problems, and identify and promote surface solutions to alleviate bottlenecks and supply constraints.

General Lyons retired from active service following a distinguished military career culminating in command of the U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM), one of 11 Combatant Commands in the Department of Defense. USTRANSCOM’s mission is to project and sustain military power globally in order to assure our friends and allies, deter potential adversaries, and if necessary, respond to win decisively. Lyons’ experience spans 36 years of military service in positions of progressive leadership responsibility.

A native of Rensselaer, New York, Lyons graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the US Army in 1983. He holds two master’s degrees, one from the Naval Postgraduate School in logistics management (1993); and a second from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in national resource strategy (2005).