Colonel Michael J. Glisson assumed duties as the 65th
Troop Command Brigade Commander in June 2013 His previous assignment was
as and plans branch chief, G3, Illinois Army National Guard in
COL Glisson earned his
commission in May 1988 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at
Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. He joined the Illinois Army
National Guard in February 1990 as a fire support team chief assigned to
the 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery Regiment and attached to the
3rd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment in East St. Louis, Illinois.
COL Glisson's previous assignments include fire support officer with the 3rd
Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment in Marion, Illinois; service battery
commander in Marion, Illinois, bravo battery commander in West Frankfort,
Illinois and battalion operation and executive officer for 3rd Battalion, 123rd
Field Artillery in Marion, Illinois; fire support coordinator, brigade
operations officer for the 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Urbana,
Illinois; and battalion commander for the 2nd Battalion, 122nd Field Artillery
Regiment in Chicago.
COL Glisson deployed in support of Operation Noble
Eagle as the chief, Army Liaison Section, United States Air Force - Air
Mobility Command Security Forces and in support of Operation Enduring
Freedom as the CJ7, director of Afghan National Security Forces
Development, Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix VIII. He has also
supported multiple state active duty and overseas training missions as
well as supported the 2012 NATO Summit.
COL Glisson's professional education includes a
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in metalsmithing from Southern Illinois
University in Carbondale and a master's degree in Strategic Studies from
the United States Army War College. He graduated from multiple military
courses including the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced
Courses, Combined Arms Staff Services School, Infantry Captains Career
Course, Joint Firepower Course, Joint Operation Fires and Effects
Course, Air Mobility Operations Course, Command and General Staff
Officer Course and the Reserve Component National Security Course.
COL Glisson's awards include a Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal,
Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal,
Afghan Campaign Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian
Service Medal, Illinois Medal of Merit, Illinois State Active Duty Ribbon and
the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.
As a civilian, COL Glisson is a self-employed artist
As of October 2013
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