Colonel Michael D. Gilpin

GILPIN,MICHAEL
Colonel Michael D. Gilpin

    Colonel Michael D. Gilpin

    Colonel Michael D. Gilpin was commissioned as an Infantry Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class OC 24-69 at Fort Benning, Georgia on 1 August 1969. His first assignment was as a Platoon Leader, 1/41 Infantry, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

    His subsequent duty assignments were: student, United States Army Aviation School, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Aviator, 2nd Armored Division, Fort Hood, Texas; Aviator, 114th Assault Helicopter Company, 1st Aviation Brigade, Vietnam; Executive Officer, 148th Transportation Company (Aircraft Maintenance), Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Mississippi; Operations Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Mississippi; Company Commander, 131st Aviation Battalion, Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Mississippi; Aviation Maintenance Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Mississippi Army National Guard, Jackson, Mississippi; Headquarters Commandant, 184th Transportation Brigade, Mississippi Army National Guard, Laurel, Mississippi; Air Transportation Plans Officer, 184th Transportation Brigade, Mississippi Army National Guard, Laurel, Mississippi; Assistant Chief of Staff Services, 184th Transportation Brigade, Mississippi Army National Guard, Laurel, Mississippi; CDR, 150th Engineer Battalion, 155th Armored Brigade, Mississippi Army National Guard, Meridian, Mississippi; Army War College Senior Service College Fellow, University of Texas, Austin, Texas; Chief of Staff, 184th Transportation Brigade, Mississippi Army National Guard, Laurel, Mississippi; Commander, and 114th Area Support Group, Mississippi Army National Guard, Hattiesburg, Mississippi. His last duty assignment was served as the United States Property and Fiscal Officer for Mississippi, Jackson, Mississippi.

    His military education includes: Officer Rotary Wing Course, Transportation Officer Advance Course, Quartermaster Advance Course, Command and General Staff College, Army War College Defense Strategy Course, Army War College Senior Service Fellowship.

    His highest military awards include: Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Air Medal (25), Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal (2), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (8), National Defense Service Medal (2), Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal w/ 3 Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (2), Armed Forces Reserve Medal with 10 Year Device, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation with Palm.

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