Michael L. Oates

Commanding Officer

1st Battalion 22nd Infantry

18 Jul 1995-13 Feb 1996

 

 

Michael Oates commanded the 1st Battalion of the 22nd Infantry
from July 18, 1995 to February 13, 1996. In 1996 the 1-22 Infantry was reflagged
as the 1-32 Infantry, and then LTC Oates continued in command, of 1-32 IN.

From 2007 to 2009 he was Commanding General of the 10th MTN Division,
the same Division in which he had previously led 1-22 Infantry.

 

Major General Michael L. Oates
COMMANDER
10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and Fort Drum

 

Major General (MG) Michael Oates is from San Antonio, Texas. He was commissioned in the Infantry
upon graduation from the United States Military Academy in 1979.

MG Oates’ duty assignments include rifle platoon leader, company executive officer and battalion
maintenance officer in 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, from 1979 to 1982.
From 1983 to 1986, he served as company commander and battalion S3 Air in 2nd Battalion,
187th Infantry (Airborne), 193rd Separate Infantry Brigade, Republic of Panama; and aide de camp
to the CG, U.S. Army South.

MG Oates served as an Infantry assignment officer at Personnel Command from 1987 to 1989.

After graduation from CGSC, MG Oates served with 2nd Battalion, 187th Infantry (Air Assault),
and 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky., from 1990 to 1993
as Bn. S-3 and Bde. S-3 and S-4. From 1993 to 1995 he served in J3, Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS).

MG Oates commanded 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, N.Y.,
from 1995 to 1997.

After graduation from the Naval War College, Newport, R.I., in 1998, MG Oates assumed command
of 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), Fort Campbell, Ky., until 2000. He subsequently served
as Division Chief of Staff from 2000 to 2002.

From 2002 to 2004 MG Oates served as Executive Officer to Honorable Tom White, Secretary
of the Army; and as Chief of Staff to the Chief Operations Officer, Coalition Provisional Authority,
Baghdad, Iraq. From 2004 to 2007, MG Oates served as Deputy Commanding General (Operations),
101st Airborne Division (AASLT), Fort Campbell, Ky.

MG Oates holds a Masters Degree in National Security Studies from the Naval War College.
He has completed the following military courses: Airborne, Ranger, Pathfinder, Jumpmaster
and Air Assault School.

 

 

 

 

Lieutenant General Michael Oates

 

Lieutenant General Mike Oates was promoted to Lieutenant General on 30 Dec 2009 and assumed duties as
Director, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO)

General Oates is from San Antonio, Texas. His wife Barbara is from San Angelo, Texas and they have 3 grown daughters;
Katherine, Elizabeth and Margaret. LTG Oates’ previous assignment was as Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division
(Light Infantry) and Fort Drum and as Commanding General, Multi-National Division (SOUTH), in Iraq.

General Oates was commissioned as an infantry officer following his graduation from the United States Military Academy
at West Point, New York in 1979. His initial duty assignments included service with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry,
1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas and the 2d Battalion, 187th Infantry (Airborne), Republic of Panama.
Subsequent tactical assignments included service with the 3d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at
Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and as Commander, 1st Battalion, 32d Infantry, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum,
New York. General Oates later commanded 1st Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) from 1998 to 2000
and commanded the 10th Mountain Division (Light) from 2007 to 2009.

General Oates’ non-tactical assignments include service as an Infantry Assignments Officer; Current Operations Officer
in the J3, Joint Staff; Executive Officer to Honorable Tom White, Secretary of the Army; and as Chief of Staff to
LTG Keith Kellogg, U.S. Army, Retired, the Chief Operations Officer, Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad, Iraq.

General Oates holds a masters degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College,
Newport, Rhode Island. He is a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College.

His awards include the Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster),
Bronze Star Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), and
Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters).

 

Michael Oates' decorations

 

 

 

 

 

Michael Oates

Vice President for Army and Special Operations Programs at the Lockheed Martin Corporation.

 

 

He is from San Antonio, Texas. In June 2011 he completed 32 years in the United States Army rising to the rank
of Lieutenant General.

Mr. Oates was commissioned as an Infantry lieutenant following his graduation in 1979 from the United States
Military Academy at West Point, New York. He has commanded units from a 130 man airborne Infantry company
in Panama to a Division of 17,000 Soldiers in southern Iraq.

His assignments have included senior level coordination with multiple agencies of the United States Government
and extensive military contact with partner Armed Forces. Until March 2011 he was the Director of the Joint
Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, in Washington, DC. In this position he had significant contact
with industry, the intelligence community and academia seeking to coordinate solutions to counter the improvised
explosive devices used in combat.

Mr. Oates holds a Masters degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the United States Naval War College,
Newport, Rhode Island. His military awards include 3 awards of the U.S. Army’s highest peacetime award, the
Distinguished Service Medal and 3 awards of the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious service. He has served 4 combat tours of duty in Iraq.

His wife Barbara is a pharmacist, originally from San Angelo, Texas. They have 3 adult children; Katherine, Elizabeth and Margaret.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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