|Mark A. Milley|
Lieutenant General Mark A. Milley
Commanding General, U.S. Army III Corps
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1980 – Present|
10th Mountain Division|
Operation Just Cause|
Operation Uphold Democracy
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom
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. Though commissioned as an Armor officer he has spent most of his career in Infantry or Special Forces assignments. 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.
Milley has had multiple operational deployments including:
- Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt
- Operation Just Cause, Panama
- Operation Uphold Democracy, Haiti
- Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia-Herzegovina
- Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq
- Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan
Milley earned a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from Princeton University, and a Masters Degree from Columbia University in International Relations. His military education includes Armor Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Army Command and General Staff College, and Naval War College.
Awards and decorationsEdit
Milley’s military awards and decorations include the 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, 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.
- ↑ Schleifer, Teddy (22 September 2011). "‘The Guy You Want in the Foxhole’". The Daily Princetonian. Archived from the original on 20 January 2013. https://archive.is/quIpN. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
- ↑ Graham-Ashley, Heather (20 December 2012). "III Corps' new commander views road ahead, training, support". III Corps and Fort Hood Public Affairs. http://www.army.mil/article/93394. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
- ↑ Block, Gordon (4 December 2012). "Fort Drum welcomes new 10th Mountain Division commander at ceremony". Watertown Daily Times. http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20121204/NEWS03/712049844. Retrieved 2 January 2013.
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Maj. Gen. James L. Terry
|Commanding General, 10th Mountain Division|
November 2011 - December 2012
| Succeeded by|
Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend
Lt. Gen. Donald M. Campbell, Jr.
|Commanding General of III Corps|
December 2012 - present
| Succeeded by|
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