National Guard
Major General GISELLE M. WILZ
  
Director of Staff, National Guard Bureau
Washington, DC
Since: April 2020
Official Photo
SOURCE OF COMMISSIONED SERVICE  OCS

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
Dickinson State University - BS - Education
United States Army War College - MSS - Strategic Studies

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
Quartermaster Basic Course
Engineer Officer Advanced Course
United States Army Combined Arms and Service Staff School
United States Army Command and General Staff College, Command and General Staff Officer Course
United States Army War College
Army Strategic Education Program - Advanced (ASEP-A)
Army Strategic Education Program - Transition (ASEP-T)
Syracuse University, National Security Studies Management Course (NSSMC)
Harvard University, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar
Joint & Combined Warfighting School (JCWS) JPME-II
Harvard University, Senior Executives in National and International Security (SENIS)

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S)  None Recorded

PROMOTIONS DATE OF APPOINTMENT
2LT 28 Jul 86
1LT 27 Jul 89
CPT 21 Apr 92
MAJ 25 Nov 97
LTC 18 Jul 03
COL 17 Jul 08
BG 20 May 15
MG 1 May 18

FROM TO ASSIGNMENT
Apr 20 Present Director of Staff, National Guard Bureau, Washington, District of Columbia
Oct 18 Mar 20 Director for Strategic Plans and Policy (J-5), Arlington, Virginia
Sep 17 Sep 18 Special Assistant to the DARNG, Arlington, Virginia
Jun 15 Aug 17 Commander NATO HQ Sarajevo/Senior Military Representative, Camp Butmir, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Oct 13 May 15 Chief of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters, North Dakota Army National Guard, Bismarck, North Dakota
Oct 12 Sep 13 Commander, 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, Fargo, North Dakota
Jul 10 Sep 10 G3, Joint Force Headquarters, North Dakota Army National Guard, Bismarck, North Dakota
May 08 Jul 10 G3, Task Force Falcon Headquarters, (141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Forward) KFOR 12, Bismarck, North Dakota and Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo
Jul 06 May 08 Battalion Commander, Headquarters, 136th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Devils Lake, North Dakota
Jul 04 Jul 06 Deputy J3/Counterdrug Coordinator, Joint Force Headquarters, North Dakota Army National Guard, Bismarck, North Dakota
Jul 03 Jul 04 Counterdrug Coordinator, Joint Force Headquarters, North Dakota Army National Guard, Bismarck, North Dakota
Aug 99 Jul 03 Executive Officer, Headquarters, 164th Engineer Battalion, Minot, North Dakota
Aug 97 Aug 99 S2/S3, Headquarters, 136th Quartermaster Battalion, Devils Lake, North Dakota
Aug 95 Aug 97 Commander, Headquarters Company, 164th Engineer Group, Bismarck, North Dakota
Mar 94 Aug 95 Engineer Plans Officer, Headquarters, 164th Engineer Group, Bismarck, North Dakota
Nov 93 Mar 94 Student, Engineer Advance Course, Fort Leonardwood, Missouri
Jun 92 Nov 93 Liaison Officer, Headquarters, 164th Engineer Group, Bismarck, North Dakota
Aug 91 Jun 92 Operations Officer, Headquarters, 136th Quartermaster Battalion, Devils Lake, North Dakota
Aug 90 Jul 91 Water Operations Officer, 132nd Quartermaster Company, Cando, North Dakota and Saudi Arabia
Jun 90 Aug 90 Operations Officer, Headquarters, 136th Quartermaster Battalion, Devils Lake, North Dakota
Jun 89 Jun 90 Detachment Commander, Headquarters Detachment, 136th Quartermaster Battalion, Devils Lake, North Dakota
Aug 87 Jun 89 Health Services Material Officer, 815th Medical Company, Bismarck, North Dakota
Jul 86 Aug 87 Platoon Leader, 131st Quartermaster Detachment, Bismarck, North Dakota

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Commander NATO HQ Sarajevo/Senior Military Representative, Camp Butmir, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Jun 15 - Aug 17 Brigadier General

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS DATE GRADE
Commander NATO HQ Sarajevo/Senior Military Representative, Camp Butmir, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Jun 15 - Aug 17 Brigadier General
G3, Task Force Falcon Headquarters, (141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Forward) KFOR 12, Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo Aug 09 - Jul 10 Colonel
Water Operations Officer, 132nd Quartermaster Company, Saudi Arabia Sep 90 - Jul 91 First Lieutenant

US DECORATIONS AND BADGES
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Army Meritorious Unit Commendation
Army Superior Unit Award
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Southwest Asia Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Service Stars)
Kosovo Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hourglass, "M" Device and Numeral 2)
Army Service Ribbon
Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 3)
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with Numeral 3)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (Government of Kuwait)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
National Guard Association of the United States, life member
National Guard Association of North Dakota, life member
National Guard Enlisted Association North Dakota, life member

 

 

As of: 24 May 21

 

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