Michael J. Baier
Colonel Michael J Baier was commissioned as an Military Intelligence Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School class 2-74, 19 April 1974. His first duty assignment was as the Communications Intelligence Staff Officer, G-2, HQ 1st Armored Division, Ansbach Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Service Platoon Leader, 202nd Army Security Agency Company (Davison Support), 1st Armored Division, Katterbach, Germany; S-2, 1st Battalion/51st Infantry, 1st Armored Division, Crailsheim, Germany; S-2, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Howze, Korea; Commander, 332nd Anny Security Agency Operations Company (Forward), Camp Humphreys, Korea; Plans Officer, C-2/J-2, HQ Republic of Korea/U.S. Combined Forces Command, U.S. Forces-Korea, Seoul, Korea; Chief; Combat Support Branch, Soldier Support Center, Alexandria, Virginia; Lieutenant Colonel Assignments Officer, MI Branch, U.S. Army Personnel Center, Alexandria, Virginia; S-3, 524th Military Intelligence Battalion, Seoul, Korea; Language Branch Chief, United Nations Command Military Armistice Commission, Seoul, Korea; Commander, 524th Military Intelligence Battalion, Seoul, Korea; Joint Political/Military Planner for Korea, J-5, The Joint Staff, Pentagon; Commander, 500th Military Intelligence Group, Camp Zama, Japan; Military Attache, American Embassy, Canberra, Australia, with dual accreditation as Military Attache, American Embassy, Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea; Director, Foreign Liaison, G-2, HQ US Army, Pentagon. | His military education consists of: Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advance Courses; Tactical Intelligence Staff Officer Course; General Electronic Warfare and Cryptologic Officer Course; the Defense Language Institute, Monterey, California (Vietnamese/Hanoi Dialect, and Korean courses); U.S. Army Foreign Area Officer Course; Republic of Korea Army College (as part of Northeast Asia Foreign Area Office In-country Training); U.S. Army Command and General Staff College; U.S. Armed Forces Staff College; U.S. Army Senior Service College Fellowship, Republic of Korea Institute for Defense Analysis; U.S. Army post-Senior Service College Fellowship as the U.S. Army Member, The Senior Seminar, 40th Session, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State. | His military awards include: Defense Superior Service Medal; Legion of Merit w/ Oak Leaf Cluster; Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters; Meritorious Service Medal w/ 1 Silver and 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster; Joint Service Achievement Medal; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Meritorious Unit Citation; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal (3); Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal (4); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Ribbon (7); Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Citation; Vietnam Service Medal; Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge.