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Michael Liles

Colonel Michael Liles

405th Army Field Support Brigade Commander, US Army
Colonel Mike Liles assumed duties as the commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade in December 2023. COL Liles enlisted as a Patriot Missile Crewmember in 1993, later served as a Cavalry Scout, was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (Distinguished Military Graduate) and branch detailed to the Infantry from the Quartermaster Corps in 2000. COL Liles has had a variety of assignments throughout the Army in Joint and NATO environments. His assignment highlights include: Commander of the Remote Maintenance and Distribution CenterUkraine, Battalion Commander of Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait, Deputy Brigade Commander and Support Operations Officer, 16th Sustainment Brigade; Aide de Camp to the Commander of Naval Forces Europe and Africa/Joint Forces Command Naples; Chief of Logistics Plans, Joint Forces Command Naples; Chief of Logistics Plans, I Corps; Support Operations Officer and Brigade Logistics Officer, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division; Chief of Operations, 593d Sustainment Brigade, I Corps; Forward Support Company and Brigade Support Battalion S2/S3 Observer Controller, National Training Center; Battalion Logistics Officer and Forward Support Company Commander, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). COL Liles’ overseas operations include: Operation Iraqi Freedom, Ramadi, Iraq, Task Force Red Currahee (2005-2006); Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Task Force Rainier (2009-2010); Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Task Force Lancer (2011-2012); Operation Atlantic Resolve, Task Force Knight (2017-2021); Operation New Dawn, Operation Inherent Resolve and Afghanistan retrograde operations (2021-2022). COL Liles holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from Eastern Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management from the University of Washington. COL Liles’ awards include two Bronze Star Medals, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, seven Meritorious Service Medals, three Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, the Afghanistan and Iraq Campaign Medals, two Humanitarian Service Ribbons, the Combat Action Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Airborne Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Parachute Rigger Badge.