National Guard
Brigadier General Mark G. Malanka
  
Commander, 40th Infantry Division
Los Alamitos, CA
Since: February 2017
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE OCS

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
University of Phoenix - BA - Business
Trident University - MS - Emergency and Disaster Management
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Combined Air & Space Senior Staff Course
United States Army War College
Infantry Pre-Command Course
United States Judge Advocate School, Reserve Component - General Officer Legal Orientation Course (RC-GOLO)
Deputy Commanding General Course
Dual Status Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Interim Guard Senior Leader Training (IGSLT)
Joint Task Force Commanders Course (NORTHCOM)
Army Senior Leader Development Program-Basic (ASLDP-B)
Army Strategic Education Program - Command (ASEP-C)
CAPSTONE
Combined / Joint Forces Land Component Commander Course (C/JFLCC)
Harvard University, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S) None Recorded

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 14 Aug 87
1LT 13 Aug 90
CPT 28 Aug 92
MAJ 17 Feb 98
LTC 4 Oct 02
COL 19 Mar 07
BG 15 Jan 14

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Feb 17 Present Commander, 40th Infantry Division, Los Alamitos, California
Jun 13 Feb 17 Assistant Division Commander, 40th ID (M), Los Alamitos, California
Dec 09 May 13 Commander, 79th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, San Diego, California
Mar 07 Dec 09 Assistant Chief Of Staff G3 (Operations), 40th Infantry Division, Los Alamitos California
Jun 06 Mar 07 Deputy G3, 40th Infantry Division, Sacramento, California
Aug 02 Jun 06 Commander, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Salinas, California
Oct 99 Aug 02 Executive Officer, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Salinas, California
Oct 97 Sep 99 S3 Operations Officer, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Salinas, California
Oct 96 Oct 97 Assistant S-3 (Operations), Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 40th Infantry Division (Mechanized), San Jose, California
Jun 94 Oct 96 Commander, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Salinas, California
Nov 91 May 94 Commander, Company B, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Watsonville, California
Sep 90 Nov 91 Heavy Mortar Platoon Leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Salinas, California
Aug 89 Sep 90 Support Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Salinas, California
Mar 88 Aug 89 Tank Platoon Leader, Company A, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Monterey, California
Aug 87 Mar 88 Assistant S-3/ Chemical Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 149th Armor, Salinas, California

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Achievement Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Navy Good Conduct Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Kosovo Campaign Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal (with Bronze Star)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass Device, "M" Device and Numeral 2)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 2)
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal
California Legion of Merit Medal
California Medal of Merit
California Commendation Medal
California Service Medal (with 1 Gold Redwood Cluster)
California Federal Service Ribbon (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
California State Service Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Diamond)
California Drill Attendance Ribbon (with 2 Gold Stars)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
National Guard Association of California
National Guard Association of the United States
US Armor Association
US Infantry Association

 

 

As of: 10 Sep 18

 

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