Michael S. Tucker
Brigadier General Michael S. Tucker was commissioned an Armor Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 3-79, 27 July 1979. His first duty assignment was as a Tank Platoon Leader, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor, Germany. | His subsequent duty assignments included: Executive Officer, then Battalion Motor Officer, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor, and later Commander for Combat Support Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor, followed by Commander, Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 35th Armor; Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, later S-1 (Personnel), 1st Battalion, 35th Armor, later Deputy Subcommunity Commander, 2d Brigade, later S-3 (Operations), 1st Battalion, 35th Armor, 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany and Operation DESERT SHEILD / DESERT STORM, Saudi Arabia; Course Group Director/Course Director/Instructor, United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; Joint Operations Instructor, later Chief, Joint Network Simulations, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, Training, Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Monroe, Virginia, with duty at United States Army Advisory Group, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama; Commander, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor, 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia and Operation INTRINSIC, Kuwait; Assistant Chief of Staff, G-3 (Operations), 3d Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Stewart, Georgia; Commander, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, Iraq; Executive Officer to the Commanding General, United States Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany. | His military awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star w/ “V” Device, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal w/ 3 Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement w/ 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Good Conduct Medal w/ 3 Knots, National Defense Service Medal w/ Star, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/ 2 Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Service Ribbon, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon w/ Numeral 3, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon w/ Numeral 3, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Expert Infantry Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, Parachutist Badge and German Ranger Badge.