MAJOR GENERAL MICHAEL A. BILLS
MG 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, KS. He then 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, Alexandria, VA.
He then attended the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS followed by an assignment as the Operations Officer and Executive Officer for 2nd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson, CO. MG Bills then served as the Army Blackbook manager for the Chief of Staff of the Army, Washington D.C.
He 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, MG 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.
MG Bills took command of 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, TX and deployed them ISO of OIF. He then served as director, Advanced Joint Warfighter Program, Institute for Defense Analysis, Alexandria, VA. MG Bills returned to Texas to serve as the commander, Joint Task Force-North, United States Northern Command, Fort Bliss, Texas. He then served as Deputy Chief of Staff G3, Unites States Army Europe and Seventh Army in Wiesbaden, Germany. MG Bills then became the acting Senior Commander, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson. He recently served as the Commanding General, Regional Command South, Kandahar, Afghanistan.
MG Bills has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Sociology from George Mason University and a Master’s 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 College.
MG Bills participated in three contingency operations including Operation Iraqi Freedom, two deployments, Operation Enduring Freedom, and Operation Desert Storm.
His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Silver Star, the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Bronze Star Medal with three 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, the Army Aviation Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.