Colonel Greg Michel is a native of McComb, MS. He began his military career in February 1988 when he enlisted into the Mississippi Army National Guard as a Combat Medical Specialist assigned to the 1-155th Infantry Battalion in McComb. He was commissioned as an Infantry Officer through the Army ROTC program at the University of Southern Mississippi in 1991 and went on to serve in numerous positions in the Infantry Battalion to include Rifle Platoon Leader, Support Platoon Leader, Executive Officer and Company Command. COL Michel spent his first 10 years as a traditional guardsman where he mobilized in support of Operation Desert Storm and completed 2 rotations through the National Training Center at Ft. Irwin, CA.
COL Michel entered active duty with the Mississippi Army National Guard in May 1998 being assigned to the 1-155th Infantry Battalion. In 2004, COL Michel deployed to Iraq with the 1-155th Infantry Battalion as the Battalion Executive Officer serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III. COL Michel has served in numerous staff and leadership positions during his 27 years of military service. Among those are Assistant Professor of Military Science at the University of Southern Mississippi; Battalion Executive Officer; Battalion Command; Deputy G1, MSNG; Chief, Army National Guard Strength Maintenance Division, National Guard Bureau; and his most recent assignment where he served as Deputy Chief of Staff, Personnel, Mississippi National Guard.
COL Michel is a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Marketing, a Master’s Degree in Business, and is a student of the US Army War College.