Mark A. Milley

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Mark A. Milley
LTG Mark A Miley in ACU.jpg
Lieutenant General Mark A. Milley
Commanding General, U.S. Army III Corps
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service1980 – Present
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Commands heldIII Corps
International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (Afghanistan)
10th Mountain Division
10th Mountain Division
2nd Infantry Division
Battles/warsOperation Just Cause (Panama)
Operation Uphold Democracy (Haiti)
Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
AwardsDefense Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal (4)
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star (4)
Meritorious Service Medal (6)
 
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Mark A. Milley
LTG Mark A Miley in ACU.jpg
Lieutenant General Mark A. Milley
Commanding General, U.S. Army III Corps
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service1980 – Present
RankUS-O9 insignia.svg Lieutenant General
Commands heldIII Corps
International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (Afghanistan)
10th Mountain Division
10th Mountain Division
2nd Infantry Division
Battles/warsOperation Just Cause (Panama)
Operation Uphold Democracy (Haiti)
Operation Joint Endeavor (Bosnia-Herzegovina)
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
AwardsDefense Distinguished Service Medal
Defense Superior Service Medal (4)
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star (4)
Meritorious Service Medal (6)

Lieutenant General Mark A. Milley is a United States Army general officer. A 1980 graduate of Princeton University, he gained his commission through ROTC.[1] Though commissioned as an Armor officer he has spent most of his career in Infantry or Special Forces assignments.[2] He is the Commanding General, III Corps, based at Fort Hood, Texas. Previously, he served as the Commander of the 10th Mountain Division from November 2011 to December 2012.[3] He has also served as Deputy Commanding General (Operations), 101st Airborne Division from July 2007 to April 2008 and; Commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light) from December 2003 to July 2005.

Operational deployments[edit]

Milley has had multiple operational deployments including:

Education[edit]

Milley earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Princeton University, and a Masters Degree from Columbia University in International Relations, and a MIT Seminar XXI Fellow. His military education includes Armor Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Army Command and General Staff College, and Naval War College.

Awards and decorations[edit]

Milley’s military awards and decorations include the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, the Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, and the Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster.

His campaign and service medals include the National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two bronze stars, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three bronze stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the NATO Medal, and the Multinational Force and Observers Medal.

Milley is authorized to wear the Combat Infantryman Badge (with star), Expert Infantryman Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Scuba Diver Badge, Ranger Tab, Special Forces Tab, and the Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Schleifer, Teddy (22 September 2011). "‘The Guy You Want in the Foxhole’". The Daily Princetonian. Archived from the original on 24 November 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  2. ^ Graham-Ashley, Heather (20 December 2012). "III Corps' new commander views road ahead, training, support". III Corps and Fort Hood Public Affairs. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 
  3. ^ Block, Gordon (4 December 2012). "Fort Drum welcomes new 10th Mountain Division commander at ceremony". Watertown Daily Times. Retrieved 2 January 2013. 

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Military offices
Preceded by
Maj. Gen. James L. Terry
Commanding General, 10th Mountain Division
November 2011 - December 2012
Succeeded by
Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend
Preceded by
Lt. Gen. James L. Terry
Commanding General, ISAF-Joint Command (Afghanistan)
May 2013 - February 2014
Succeeded by
Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson
Preceded by
Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell, Jr.
Commanding General of III Corps
December 2012 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent