The Adjutant General for Oklahoma

Brigadier General Michael C. Thompson

The Governor appointed Major General Michael C. Thompson as The Adjutant General in November 2017.  In this function, he serves as the top military advisor to the Governor and commands the Oklahoma Army and Air National Guard.

General Thompson commissioned in 1986 through the Oklahoma Military Department Officer Candidate School, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.  In previous assignments, he has served as Assistant Adjutant General, Oklahoma Army National Guard; Land Component Commander, Oklahoma Army National Guard; Chief of Staff, Oklahoma Army National Guard; and Commander, 90th Troop Command, Oklahoma Army National Guard.  General Thompson has commanded at the company, battalion and brigade levels.  Prior to receiving his commission, General Thompson served two and a half years as an enlisted Soldier in the Oklahoma Army National Guard. 

 

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COMMISSIONING SOURCE:

OCS

 

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES:

1986, Langston University, Bachelor of Science, Corrections, Langston, Oklahoma

1988, Oklahoma State University, Master of Science, Natural and Applied Science, Stillwater, Oklahoma

2007, United States Army War College, Master of Strategic Studies, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania - in residence

 

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED:

2007, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania (in residence)

2009, Joint Force Staff College, Homeland Security Planners Course

2010, Sustainment Pre-Command Course, Fort Lee, Virginia

2012, Harvard Kennedy School, Leadership in Crisis, Harvard University – Prep and Performance

2014, United States Northern Command, Dual Status Commander Qualification Course, Peterson Air Force Base and The National Guard Bureau

2015, Harvard Kennedy School, General and Flag Officer Homeland Security Executive Seminar

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE(S):

None

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

 

Second Lieutenant 3 August 1986
First Lieutenant 2 August 1989
Captain   19 September 1991
Major  18 December 1997
Lieutenant Colonel  6 May 2004
Colonel    3 April 2009
Brigadier General 5 November 2014
Major General  5 November 2017

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

1.  August 1986 – October 1986, Platoon Leader, Company A, 2nd Battalion 180th Infantry, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

2.  October 1986 – February 1987, Student, Infantry School, Fort Benning Georgia

3.  February 1987 – August 1987, Platoon Leader, Company A, 2nd Battalion 180th Infantry, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

4.  September 1987 – June 1988, Company C, 2nd Battalion 180th Infantry, Shawnee, Oklahoma 

5.  July 1988 – July 1989, Executive Officer, Company C, 2nd Battalion 180th Infantry, Shawnee, Oklahoma

6.  July 1989 – February 1990, Executive Officer (Detachment Commander), Detachment 1, Company E, 2nd Battalion 180th Infantry, Minco, Oklahoma

7.  February 1990 – April 1990, Platoon Leader, Company D, 2nd Battalion 180th Infantry, Norman, Oklahoma

8.  April 1990 – November 1990, Assistant S-4, Attached Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 2nd Battalion 180th, Infantry, Norman, Oklahoma

9.  November 1990 – November 1990, Assistant S-4, State Area Command, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

10.  November 1990 – September 1991, Executive Officer, Company C, 2nd Battalion 180th Infantry, Shawnee, Oklahoma

11.  September 1991 – June 1992, Company Commander, Company C, 2nd Battalion 180th Infantry, Shawnee, Oklahoma

12.  July 1992 – June 1993, Aide de Camp, Headquarters, State Area Command, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

13.  July 1993 – June 1994, Engineer Officer, 45th Support Detachment (Rear Tactical Operations Center), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

14.  July 1994 – January 1995, Operations Officer, Headquarters, State Area Command, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

15.  January 1995 – August 1996, Training Officer, Headquarters, State Area Command, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

16.  August 1996 – September 1999, Commandant, Headquarters, State Area Command, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

17.  October 1999 – November 2002, Provost Marshall, Headquarters, State Area Command, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

18.  November 2002 – June 2003, Security Force Commander, Headquarters, 1st Battalion 179 Infantry (FWD), Kuwait/Iraq

19.  July 2003 – June 2006, Commander, 1st Battalion 279 Infantry, Tulsa, Oklahoma

20.  June 2006 – June 2007, Student, United States Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania

21.  October 2007 – September 2008, Chief of Staff, JASG (HHC 45th IBCT), Baghdad, Iraq, MNF-I

22.  October 2008 – September 2009, Army Chief of Staff, Joint Force Headquarters - Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

23.  October 2009 – December 2009, Commander, 90th Troop Command, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

24.  January 2010 – August 2011 Commander, 90th Troop Command (Rear), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

25.  August 2011 – September 2012, Chief of Staff - Army, Joint Force Headquarters - Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

26.  October 2012 – June 2014, Land Component Commander, Joint Force Headquarters - Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

27.  June 2014 – November 2017, Assistant Adjutant General - Army, Joint Force Headquarters - Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS:

None

 

SUMMARY OF OPERATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS:             

1. November 2002 – June 2003, Security Force Commander, Headquarters, 1st Battalion 179 Infantry (FWD), Kuwait/Iraq

2.  October 2007 – September 2008, Chief of Staff, JASG (HHC 45th IBCT), Baghdad, Iraq, MNF-I

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Defense Meritorious Service Medal

Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

Joint Service Commendation Medal

Army Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)

Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star)

Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal

Iraq Campaign Medal with (1 Bronze Campaign Star)

Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal

Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass Device and "M" Device)

Joint Meritorious Unit Award

Meritorious Unit Commendation

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon

Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon

Oklahoma State Active Duty Service Medal

Oklahoma Long Service Ribbon (25 Years)

Combat Infantryman Badge

Combat Action Badge

Air Assault Badge

Oklahoma General Staff Identification Badge

Oklahoma Good Conduct Ribbon

Louisiana Emergency Management Medal

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

2002, Graduate, Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, Quantico, Virginia

2004, Graduate, United States Secret Service Threat Assessment, Washington, District of Columbia

2014, Graduate, Homeland Protection Course, Massachusetts Institute of Technology Lincoln Laboratory