Paula C. Lodi is a United States Armybrigadier general who serves as Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army Medical Command at the Joint Base San Antonio. Lodi was the first female commander of the 44th Medical Brigade. She is also the younger sister of Major General Maria Barrett. Lodi and Barrett are the United States Army’s first ever sister general officer tandem.
Lodi grew up in Franklin, Massachusetts, outside of Boston. She is the daughter of Ruston Lodi, an Italian immigrant, World War II veteran, Silver Star recipient, and school teacher; and Clara Lodi, an educator. Lodi has four siblings. Her elder sister, Maria Barrett, is a United States Army major general.
Lodi attended Rutgers University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree. She also has a master’s degrees in Public Administration, Military Arts and Science, and National Security and Strategic Studies.