LTC STEVEN R. MIRR
LTC Steven R. Mirr was born in Rock Island, Illinois, on September 9, 1956. He graduated from Purdue University and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Infantry. His military schooling includes the Infantry Basic and Advanced Courses, the Venezuelan Infantry Officer Advanced Course, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff Course.
During his initial assignments, LTC Mirr served as a platoon leader and executive oficer in both mechanized and light infantry companies. Following graduation from the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, he served as Battalion Maintenance Officer (BMO), Logistics Officer (S4), and company commander in the 2nd Battalion 30th Infantry (Mechanized) in Germany.
Upon his return to the United States, LTC Mirr attended the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School and the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California, where he received a Masters Degree in Latin American Studies. Following his graduation, he was assigned to the U.S. Military Group in Caracas, Venezuela, and attended the Venezuelan Infantry Officer Advanced Course.
From 1988-89. LTC Mirr served as a personnel assignments officer at the U.S. Total Army Personnel Command. (PERSCOM). In 1989, he was reassigned to Panama, where he served as the aide-de-camp to the Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM). While assigned to SOUTHCOM, LTC Mirr participated in Operation JUST CAUSE.
In 1992, following graduation from the Command and General Staff College, he was assigned to the 1st Infantry Division (M) where he served as Chief, G3 Plans, Operations Officer (S3), 2nd Battalion 16th Infantry (M), and Executive Officer (XO) of the 2nd Brigade.
In 1994, LTC Mirr was reassigned to the Pentagon where he served first as speechwriter for the Vice Chief of Staff, Army, and subsequently as a liaison officer to the U.S. Congress. Prior to assuming command of the 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry (M), LTC Mirr served as the Chief, Combat Arms Team in the Experimental Force (EXFOR) Coordination Cell at Ft Hood.
From July 1997 to July 1999 LTC Mirr commanded 1st Battalion 22nd Infantry (M). He was then assigned to the Joint Staff in the Land and Littoral Warfare Assessment Division, J8.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star (with "V" device), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal (with four Oak Leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with six Oak Leaf clusters), the Army Acheivement Medal (with Oak Leaf cluster), the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Ranger Tab and the Parachutist Badge.
LTC Mirr and his wife Barbara have three children: Jeff, Brian and Katie.
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