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Michael J. Squier (born May 17, 1946) is a retired United States Army Brigadier General who served as Deputy Director of the Army National Guard.

Squier, Michael J.
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Brigadier General Michael J. Squier as Deputy Director of the National Guard Bureau
Born (1946-05-17) May 17, 1946 (age 73)
Boise, Idaho, U.S.
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Years of service1963–2002
RankUS-O7 insignia.svg Brigadier General
UnitArmy National Guard
Commands held116th Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company
Commandant of the Idaho Military Academy
145th Support Battalion
Equipment Maintenance Center, 29th Area Support Group
AwardsLegion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal

Early lifeEdit

Michael J. Squier was born in Boise, Idaho, on May 17, 1946. He enlisted in the Idaho Army National Guard in 1963, and graduated from Borah High School in 1964.[1]

Start of military careerEdit

Squier received his commission after completing Officer Candidate School in 1965. He advanced through several assignments in Idaho, including platoon leader with the 116th Ordnance Company; Tactical Officer at the Idaho Military Academy; Platoon Leader and later Commander of the 116th Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company; and Commandant of the Idaho Military Academy.[2]

Later military careerEdit

In 1978 Squier became a full-time member of the National Guard and was assigned as a Staff Officer in the National Guard Bureau’s Mobilization Readiness Division. He subsequently served as Assistant Executive to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau.[3]

In 1986 Squier received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from the University of Maryland, and he completed the United States Army War College in 1987.[4]

From July, 1987 to November, 1988 was Commander of the 145th Support Battalion, a unit of the 116th Cavalry Brigade. From November, 1988 to May, 1991 he was Commander of the Equipment Maintenance Center for the 29th Area Support Group, a subordinate command of United States Army Europe.[5]

From May to November, 1991 Squier was Deputy Chief of Public Affairs at the National Guard Bureau. From November, 1991 to September, 1995 he served as Chief of the Readiness Division at NGB.[6]

Squier served as Executive Officer to the Chief of the National Guard Bureau from September, 1995 to September, 1996. He was assigned as Chief of Staff at the National Guard Bureau from September, 1996 to February, 1998.[7]

In February, 1998 Squier was appointed Deputy Director of the Army National Guard and promoted to Brigadier General. He served until retiring in September, 2002.[8]

Military educationEdit

In addition to being a graduate of the University of Maryland and the Army War College, Squier completed: the Maintenance Officer Management Course; Infantry Officer Advanced Course, and United States Army Command and General Staff College.[9]

Post military careerEdit

Squier has been employed by defense contractors in the Washington, D.C. area, including CACI.[10] He resides in Manassas, Virginia.[11]

Awards and decorationsEdit

Chronological list of assignmentsEdit

  1. September, 1965 – April, 1969, Platoon Leader, 116th Ordnance Company, Boise, Idaho
  2. May, 1969 – July, 1971, Tactical Officer, Idaho Military Academy, Idaho Army National Guard, Boise, Idaho
  3. August, 1971 – September, 1977, Platoon Leader, later Commander, 116th Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company, Boise, Idaho
  4. September, 1977 – March, 1978, Commandant, Idaho Military Academy, Idaho Army National Guard, Boise, Idaho
  5. March, 1978 – November, 1982, Staff Officer, National Guard Bureau, Mobilization Readiness Division, Washington, D.C.
  6. November, 1982 – June, 1986, Assistant Executive to Chief, National Guard Bureau, Washington, DC
  7. July, 1986 – July, 1987, Student, Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania
  8. July, 1987 – November, 1988, Commander, 145th Support Battalion, 116th Cavalry Brigade
  9. November, 1988 – May, 1991, Commander, Equipment Maintenance Center, 29th Area Support Group, United States Army Europe
  10. May, 1991 – October, 1991, Deputy Chief, Public Affairs, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia
  11. November, 1991 – September, 1995, Chief, Readiness Division, Army National Guard Readiness Center, Arlington, Virginia
  12. September, 1995 – September, 1996, Executive Officer to the Chief, National Guard Bureau, Washington, DC
  13. September, 1996 – February, 1998, Chief of Staff, Army National Guard, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.
  14. March, 1998 – September, 2002, Deputy Director, Army National Guard, Arlington, Virginia

Effective dates of promotionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Department of Defense, Defense Link, Memorandum Announcing Michael J. Squier as Deputy Director, Army National Guard Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine, August 13, 1977
  2. ^ Minuteman Institute for National Defense Studies, Board member biography, Mike Squier, 2007
  3. ^ United States House Armed Services Committee, Hearing Record, National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 1999, biographical sketch, Michael J. Squier, 1999, page 61
  4. ^ U.S. House Armed Services Committee, Hearing Record, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000, Biographical sketch, Michael J. Squier, 2000, page 70
  5. ^ U.S. House Armed Services Committee, Hearing Record, National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2003, Biographical sketch, Michael J. Squier, 2003, page 90
  6. ^ U.S. House Armed Services Committee, Hearing Record, National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2001, Biographical sketch, Michael J. Squier, 2001, page 91
  7. ^ Department of Defense, Defense Link, Memorandum Announcing Michael J. Squier as deputy Director, Army National Guard Archived 2013-09-28 at the Wayback Machine, August 13, 1977
  8. ^ U.S. House Armed Services Committee, Hearing Record, National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2003, Biographical sketch, Michael J. Squier, 2003, page 90
  9. ^ U.S. House Armed Services Committee, Hearing Record, National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000, Biographical sketch, Michael J. Squier, 2000, page 70
  10. ^ CACI, CACI Director to Serve on National Guard Panel, undated, accessed May 30, 2013
  11. ^ Borah High School, Class of 1964, Message board entry, Michael J. Squier, December 5, 2008
  12. ^ Minuteman Chapter, National Infantry Association, Primicerius Level Goes to Deputy Director, Army National Guard, 1999