Mark A. Milley

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Mark A. Milley
Milley Forscom.jpg
General Mark A. Milley
Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)
Born1957/1958 (age 56–57)[1]
Massachusetts, United States
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service1980 – Present
RankArmy-USA-OF-09.svg General
Commands heldUnited States Army Forces Command
III Corps
International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (Afghanistan)
10th Mountain Division
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light)
Battles/warsOperation Just Cause, Panama
Operation Uphold Democracy, Haiti
Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
AwardsDefense Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal (Army) (2)
Defense Superior Service Medal (3)
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star (4)
Meritorious Service Medal (6)
 
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Mark A. Milley
Milley Forscom.jpg
General Mark A. Milley
Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)
Born1957/1958 (age 56–57)[1]
Massachusetts, United States
Allegiance United States
Service/branchUnited States Department of the Army Seal.svg United States Army
Years of service1980 – Present
RankArmy-USA-OF-09.svg General
Commands heldUnited States Army Forces Command
III Corps
International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (Afghanistan)
10th Mountain Division
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light)
Battles/warsOperation Just Cause, Panama
Operation Uphold Democracy, Haiti
Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia-Herzegovina
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
AwardsDefense Distinguished Service Medal
Distinguished Service Medal (Army) (2)
Defense Superior Service Medal (3)
Legion of Merit (3)
Bronze Star (4)
Meritorious Service Medal (6)

General Mark Alexander Milley is a United States Army general officer, who is the 21st and current Commanding General of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM). A 1980 graduate of Princeton University, he gained his commission through ROTC.[2] Though commissioned as an Armor officer he has spent most of his career in Infantry or Special Forces assignments.[3] He most recently served as 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.[4] 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. He assumed his current assignment on August 15, 2014.

Operational deployments[edit]

Milley has had multiple operational deployments including:

Education[edit]

Milley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Princeton University, a Master of Arts degree in international relations from Columbia University, another Master of Arts degree in national security and strategic studies from the U.S. Naval War College, and a MIT Seminar XXI Fellowship. His military education includes Armor Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, and the Army Command and General Staff College.

Awards and decorations[edit]

CIB2.png Combat Infantryman Badge with Star (denoting 2nd award)
Expert Infantry Badge.svg Expert Infantryman Badge
US Army Airborne master parachutist badge.gif Master Parachutist Badge
SFDiver.PNG Special Operations Diver Badge
SpecialForcesTabMetal.jpg Special Forces Tab
Ranger Tab.svg Ranger Tab
Joint Chiefs of Staff seal.svg Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge
Brevet Parachutiste.jpg French Parachutist Badge
101AirborneDivCSIB.jpg 101st Airborne Division Combat Service Identification Badge
506InfRegtCOA.svg 506th Infantry Regiment Distinctive Unit Insignia
ArmyOSB.jpg 6 Overseas Service Bars
Defense Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Distinguished Service Medal with one bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Defense Superior Service Medal with two bronze oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Width-44 scarlet ribbon with width-4 ultramarine blue stripe at center, surrounded by width-1 white stripes. Width-1 white stripes are at the edges.
Bronze Star Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Silver oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Unit Commendation with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal with one bronze service star
Bronze star
Bronze star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal with two service stars
Bronze star
Bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Bronze star
Bronze star
Iraq Campaign Medal with two campaign stars
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Army Service Ribbon
Award numeral 4.png Army Overseas Service Ribbon with bronze award numeral 4
Bronze star
NATO Medal with bronze service star
Multinational Force and Observers Medal
Defense.gov photo essay 080201-D-7203T-010

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.army.mil/article/131856/Milley_takes_FORSCOM_colors__Allyn_departs_Fort_Bragg_to_become_Army_vice_chief/
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ 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 - August 2014
Succeeded by
Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland
Preceded by
Gen. Daniel B. Allyn
Commanding General of United States Army Forces Command
August 2014 - present
Succeeded by
Incumbent