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U.S. Army Europe and Africa Command Biography

Chief of Staff / Deputy Commanding General for Army National Guard

Maj. Gen. Michael D. Wickman

Maj. Gen. Mike Wickman was appointed U.S. Army Europe and Africa Chief of Staff on September 15, 2022. 

He assumed duties as the U.S. Army Europe and Africa Deputy Commanding General for Army National Guard on March 25, 2022. 

Maj. Gen. Wickman began his military career in 1989 as an armored crewman. In 1990, he entered Officer Candidate School at Ft. Benning, Georgia, and was commissioned as an armor officer in 1990. He served in the armor branch for the next four years. In 1994, he was branch qualified into Intelligence.

He most recently served as Commanding General of the 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard.

Previously, he served as Assistant Adjutant General for the Minnesota National Guard and as the 34th Infantry Deputy Commanding General-Maneuver.

Maj. Gen. Wickman deployed to Kuwait as the Task Force Spartan Deputy Commanding General-Operations in support of Operation Spartan Shield from 2018 to 2019.

Additional command assignments include Company A, 1st Battalion, 94th Armor; Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Battalion, 194th Armored Reconnaissance Squadron; and Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 94th Cavalry.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Bronze Star Medal with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Service Stars, a Humanitarian Service Medal, a Parachutist Badge and a Combat Action Badge.

Maj. Gen. Wickman earned a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from University of Saint Thomas and a Master’s degree in Strategic Studies at the Army War College.


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