BG Michael Meese

BG Michael Meese

Dates of Service: Jul 1977 - Jun 2013
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Commissioning Source:  USMA, May 1981

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Mike serves as President of AAFMAA, overseeing all aspects of the Association to ensure the financial security and independence of the American Armed Forces Community. He is a leader in military and Veterans issues, including chairing the 2016-17 Transition Team for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Mike retired as a Brigadier General from the United States Army after a 32-year career.

Military Experiences

Jul 2005 - Jul 2013
Professor and Department Head
Taught economics and national security courses and led the 70 military and civilian faculty members in the Department, the Combating Terrorism Center, and the Office of Economic and Manpower Analysis, who teach political science, economics, and terrorism-related courses. In addition to teaching, served in a variety of strategic political-military positions including deployments to combat zones for over 31 months. In 2010-2011, he deployed for a full year as the Assistant Chief of Staff for ISAF in Afghanistan having previously served in Iraq as a senior policy advisor for Commanding Generals on four separate three-month tours, including developing the “responsible withdrawal” plan in 2009, the strategic assessment in summer 2007, and “the surge” campaign plan in early 2007.


(2 years, 11 months)
Jul 2010 - Jul 2011
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
HQ, USFOR-A and ISAF. Assistant Chief of Staff, International Security Assistance Force, Afghanistan.
Dec 2009 - Jan 2010
Afghanistan ribbon
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) - Afghanistan
JTF-435. Chair, Interagency Assessment Team, JTF-435, Kabul, Afghanistan.
Jan 2009 - Mar 2009
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Chief, Commander’s Initiatives Group, Multinational Force (Iraq)
Jan 2007 - Mar 2007
Iraq ribbon
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
HQ, MNC-I. Chief, Commander’s Initiatives Group, Multinational Corps (Iraq).

Military Credentials

Professional Development Schools
Individual & Special Skill Schools

Jun 1979 - Jul 1979

Security Clearance
Top Secret/SCI or higher

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