National Guard
Brigadier General John M. Epperly
  
Deputy Commanding General - Operations, 29th Infantry Division
Fort Belvoir, VA
Since: August 2017
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE USMA

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
United States Military Academy at West Point - BS - General Engineering and International Relations
Drexel University - MBA - Finance
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Deputy Commanding General
United States Army War College
Army Senior Leader Development Program-Basic (ASLDP-B)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) None Recorded

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT (AC) 24 May 89
1LT (AC) 24 May 91
CPT (AC) 1 Oct 93
MAJ (ARNG) 11 Nov 00
LTC (ARNG) 19 May 05
COL (ARNG) 3 Apr 09
BG (ARNG) 20 Jan 16

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Aug 17 Present Deputy Commanding General - Operations, 29th Infantry Division, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Oct 16 Jul 17 Deputy Commanding General - Operations, 29th Infantry Division, Task Force Spartan, OPERATION SPARTAN SHIELD, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait
Aug 15 Sep 16 Deputy Commanding General - Operations, 29th Infantry Division, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Oct 14 Jul 15 Division G3 and Assistant Chief of Staff, 29th Infantry Division, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Aug 14 Sep 14 G3, Joint Force Headquarters, Virginia Army National Guard, Fort Pickett, Virginia
Jun 12 Jul 14 Brigade Commander, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Staunton, Virginia
Apr 11 Jun 12 Brigade Commander, Rear Det, 116th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Staunton, Virginia
Feb 11 Mar 11 J7, Joint Force Headquarters, Virginia National Guard, Sandston, Virginia
Feb 10 Jan 11 Commander, Joint National Guard Augmentation Element, U.S. JFCOM, Norfolk, VA
Oct 08 Jan 10 Division G3, 29th Infantry Division, Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Jul 08 Sep 08 Battalion Commander, 3-116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Winchester, Virginia
Jul 07 Jun 08 Battalion Commander, 3-116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, SECFOR South, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, ASG-Kuwait, Camp Arifjan and Convoy Security Al Asad, Al Taqaddum and Tikrit, Iraq
Mar 06 Jun 07 Battalion Commander, 3-116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Winchester, Virginia
Mar 04 Feb 06 Battalion Commander, 2-116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Lynchburg, Virginia
Aug 01 Feb 04 Battalion Executive Officer, 1-116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Roanoke, Virginia
Nov 00 Jul 01 Battalion S-3, 3-116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Winchester, Virginia
Feb 00 Sep 00 Brigade S-3, 1st Brigade, 29th Infantry Division, Staunton, Virginia
Jul 99 Jan 00 Battalion S-3, 1-116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Roanoke, Virginia
Jul 98 Jul 99 Company Commander, C/1-116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Roanoke, Virginia
Feb 98 May 98 Battalion S-4, 3-116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, Winchester, Virginia
Dec 94 Jun 97 Assistant Professor of Military Science, Drexel University Army ROTC Detachment, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Apr 93 Apr 94 Battalion S-4, 1-70th Armor, 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky
Apr 92 Apr 93 Company Executive Officer, B/1-70th Armor, 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Knox, KY
Apr 91 Apr 92 Mortar Platoon Leader, HHC/1-10th Cavalry, 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Knox, KY
Nov 89 Apr 91 Tank Platoon Leader, A/1-10th Cavalry, 194th Armored Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Commander, Joint National Guard Augmentation Element, U.S. JFCOM, Norfolk, VA Feb 10 - Jan 11 Colonel

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Deputy Commanding General - Operations, 29th Infantry Division, Task Force Spartan, OPERATION SPARTAN SHIELD, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Oct 16 - Jul 17 Brigadier General
Battalion Commander, 3-116th Infantry, 29th Infantry Division, SECFOR South, OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM, ASG-Kuwait, Camp Arifjan and Convoy Security Al Asad, Al Taqaddum and Tikrit, Iraq Jul 07 - Jun 08 Lieutenant Colonel

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Legion of Merit (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Bronze Star Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Iraq Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Global War on Terror Expeditionary Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Global War on Terror Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass Device and M Device)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
Meritorious Unit Commendation (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Army Superior Unit Award
Virginia Governor's National Service Medal
Virginia National Guard Bronze Star
Virginia National Guard Commendation Medal
Virginia National Guard Emergency Services Ribbon
Virginia National Guard Perfect Attendance Ribbon
Mississippi National Guard Emergency Service Medal
Combat Infantryman's Badge
Parachutist Badge
Air Assault Badge

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION
Executive Vice President for Operations, Coalfire Inc. (Cybersecurity Professional Services), Sterling, Virginia

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
West Point Association of Graduates
Association of the U.S. Army
Army War College Alumni Association
National Infantryman's Association
29th Infantry Division Association
National Guard Association of the United States
Virginia National Guard Association
Army Aviation Association of America
Veterans of Foreign Wars
American Legion
Project Management Institute
U.S. Naval Institute

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
Order of Saint Maurice - Primercerius Level
COL Leo Codd Award - Best ROTC Instructor in America

 

 

As of: 27 Mar 18

 

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