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Chief of Staff

Brigadier General John P. Maier

COMMISSIONING SOURCE:

ROTC

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES:

1989, The Citadel, Bachelors of Science, Education, Charleston, SC

1997, University of Akron, Masters, Public Administration, Akron, OH

1997, University of Akron School of Law, Juris Doctor, Akron, OH

2007, United States Army Judge Advocate General's School, Master of Laws, Military Law, Charlottesville, VA

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED:

1997, United States Army Intelligence Center, Officer Basic Course, Ft. Huachuca, Arizona

2003, United States Army Judge Advocate General's School, Officer Basic Course, Charlottesville, Virginia

2012, U.S. Army War College, Tufts University, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Fellowship, Medford, Massachusetts

2014, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Seminar XXI, Washington D.C.

2015, Canadian Forces College, Canadian Security Studies Program, North York, Ontario

2017, Dual Status Commander Certification Program, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

2018, U.S. Army War College Senior Leader Seminar, Carlyle Barracks, Pennsylvania

FOREIGN LANGUAGES(S):

None

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

Second Lieutenant 10 May 1996

First Lieutenant 10 May 1998

Captain 26 October 2000

Major 19 May 2005

Lieutenant Colonel 05 May 2010

Colonel 28 September 2015

Brigadier General 20 June 2021

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. May 1996 – December 1996, United States Army Control Group, St. Louis, Missouri

2. December 1996 - January 1998, Brigade Psychological Support Element Commander, 321st Psychological Operations Company, Parma, Ohio

3. January 1998 - October 1999, Operations Officer, 321st Psychological Operations Company, Parma, Ohio

4. October 1999 - May 2000, Intelligence Officer, 321st Psychological Operations Company, Kosovo

5. May 2000 - December 2001, Civil Affairs Officer, 2nd BN, 19th Special Forces, Kenova, West Virginia

6. December 2001 - December 2002, Battle Captain/Assistant Operations Officer, 2nd BN, 19th Special Forces, Uzbekistan

7. December 2002 - July 2003, Civil Affairs Officer, 2nd BN, 19th Special Forces, Kenova, West Virginia

8. July 2003 - July 2004, Defense Counsel, 9th Legal Support Organization, Columbus, Ohio

9. July 2004 - September 2005, Staff Judge Advocate, 2nd BN, 19th Special Forces, Kenova, West Virginia

10. September 2005 - October 2005, Judge Advocate/Civil Affairs Officer, Task Force Mountaineer, New Orleans, Louisiana

11. October 2005 - August 2006, Staff Judge Advocate/Headquarters Detachment Commander, 2nd BN, 19th Special Forces, Iraq

12. August 2006 - May 2007, Staff Judge Advocate/Detachment 1 Commander, 2nd BN, 19th Special Forces, Kenova, West Virginia

13. June 2007 - September 2007, Operational Law Attorney, Office of the Chief Counsel, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia

14. September 2007 - September 2008, Executive Officer, Office of the Chief Counsel, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia

15. September 2008 - September 2009, Staff Judge Advocate. 2nd BN, 19th Special Forces, Afghanistan

16. September 2009 - July 2011, Deputy Chief of Operational Law & Counter-Drug Attorney, Office of the Chief Counsel, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia

17. July 2011 - June 2012, U.S. Army War College Senior Service College Fellow, Fletcher School, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

18. June 2012 - March 2014, Deputy Chief of Operational Law & GWOT Plans Officer, Office of the Chief Counsel, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia

19. March 2014 - October 2014, Staff Judge Advocate, European Engagement Group, Special Operations Command Europe, Patch Barracks, Germany

20. October 2014 - April 2015, Special Assistant for Operational Law, Office of the Chief Counsel, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia

21. May 2015 - April 2016, Chief, National Guard/Reserve Components, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, USNORTHERN Command/NORAD, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

22. April 2016 - May 2017, Chief Operational Law, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, USNORTHERN Command/NORAD, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

23. May 2017 - Mar 2018, Staff Judge Advocate, 35th Infantry Division/TF Spartan, ARCENT, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

24. March 2018 to February 2019, Chief National Guard/Reserve Components, Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, USNORTHERN Command/NORAD, Peterson Air Force Base, Colorado

25. February 2019 - August 2020, Chief of Staff, Wyoming Army National Guard, Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ), Cheyenne, Wyoming

26. August 2020 - June 2021, Chief of Staff, First Army, Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois

27. June 2021 - Present, Chief of Staff, Kosovo Forces, Pristina, Kosovo

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS:

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:

1. October 1999 - May 2000, Intelligence Officer, 321st Psychological Operations Company, Kosovo

2. December 2001 - December 2002, Battle Captain/Assistant Operations Officer, 2nd BN, 19th Special Forces, Uzbekistan

3. October 2005 - August 2006, Staff Judge Advocate/Headquarters Detachment Commander, 2nd BN, 19th Special Forces, Iraq

4. September 2008 - September 2009, Staff Judge Advocate. 2nd BN, 19th Special Forces, Afghanistan

5. May 2017 - Mar 2018, Staff Judge Advocate, 35th Infantry Division/TF Spartan, ARCENT, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Defense Superior Service Medal

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Joint Service Commendation Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)

Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)

Joint Service Achievement Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)

Army Achievement Medal

Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with Silver Oak Leaf & 4 Bronze Oak Leaves)

National Defense Medal (with Bronze Star)

Kosovo Campaign Medal (with Bronze Star)

Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Bronze Star)

Iraq Campaign Medal (with Bronze Star)

Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal (with Bronze Star)

Global War on Terror Service Medal

Armed Forces Services Medal (with Bronze Star)

Humanitarian Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hour Glass, "M" Device and Numeral 2)

NCO Professional Development Ribbon (with Numeral 2)

Army Service Ribbon

Army Overseas Service Ribbon

Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon

NATO Medal (with Bronze Star)

Army Staff Identification Badge

Combat Infantryman Badge

Basic Parachutist Badge

Air Assault Badge

Special Forces Tab

Canadian Parachutist Badge

Russian Parachutist Badge

German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency

FLIGHT INFORMATION:

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:

West Virginia State Bar

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