MAJOR GENERAL MICHAEL A. BILLS
Major General Michael A. Bills most recently served as the acting senior
commander, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson.
Bills was commissioned as a second lieutenant as an Armor officer in 1983 and graduated from George Mason University in 1984. His initial assignment was
with the 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army,
Germany where he served as a scout platoon leader, company executive officer
and maintenance officer.
After attending the Armor Officer Advanced Course, he served as the
battalion adjutant for 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry, 1st Infantry Division,
Fort Riley, Kan. Bills commanded Headquarters and Headquarters Troop and
later Bravo Troop at Fort Riley and during Operation Desert Storm, Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia. Following command, he served as the personnel assignment
officer, Armor Branch, United States Total Army Personnel Command,
He then attended the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth,
Kan. followed by an assignment as the operations officer and executive
officer for 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, Colo.
Bills served as the Army Blackbook manager for the chief of staff of the
Army, Washington D.C.
Bills returned to Germany to command 1st Squadron, 1st Cavalry, 1st Armored
Division. Following command, he served as the senior task force
observer/controller, Operations Group, Combat Maneuver Training Center,
United States Army Europe and Seventh Army. He then attended the United
States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.
In 2005, Bills returned to the D.C. area where he served as the deputy,
Human Factors Division, Disabled Soldier Support System and the Special
Assistant to the Director, Officer Personnel Management Directorate, United
States Army Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Va.
Bills took command of 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, Texas. He
then served as director, Advanced Joint Warfighter Program, Institute for
Defense Analysis, Alexandria, Va. Bills returned to Texas to serve as the
commander, Joint Task Force-North, United States Northern Command, Fort
Bliss, Texas. He served as U.S. Army Europe G3 in Wiesbaden, Germany.
Brigadier General Bills recently served as the deputy chief of staff, Unites
States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.
Bills has a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from George Mason University and
a Masters Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. His
military education includes the Armor Officer Basic and Advanced Courses,
the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War
Bills participated in three contingency operations including Operation Iraqi
Freedom, two deployments, and Operation Desert Storm.
His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star, Defense
Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the
Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Defense Meritorious
Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters,
the Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters, the Army
Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Combat Action Badge, Army
Aviation Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge.