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Major General Michael R. Berry

Adjutant General, Delaware National Guard

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Major General Michael R. Berry assumed his duties as the Adjutant General, Delaware on March 1, 2019. As Adjutant General, he is responsible for the mission readiness of all Delaware National Guard units, to include over 1,500 Soldiers and 1,100 Airmen for both federal and state missions.

Major General Berry’s military career began in September 1988 when he enlisted in the Delaware Army National Guard under the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps Simultaneous Membership Program. Major General Berry received his commission through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps at the University of Delaware in May 1989.

General Berry earned a Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from University of Delaware in 1989.  He is a 1990 Delaware State Police Graduate, obtaining his Law Enforcement Certification. He also is a 2008 graduate of the United State Army War College, receiving his Masters in Strategic Studies.

While serving in the Delaware Army National Guard, Major General Berry has served in numerous command positions including: 262nd Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company, 160th Engineer Company, Delaware Army National Guard Officer Candidate School, 193rd Regiment Regional Training Institute, 72nd Troop Command, Land Component Commander, as well as Director of Joint Staff and Special Assistant to the Adjutant General, Joint Force Headquarters, Delaware.  Major General Berry also served as commander of the Delaware Embedded Training Team, Bamyan, Afghanistan attached to the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

 

EDUCATION:

1989 University of Delaware, Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, Newark, Delaware

1990 Delaware State Police Academy, Law Enforcement Certification, Dover, Delaware

2008 United States Army War College, Masters in Strategic Studies

 

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. September 1988 - May 1989, Assistant Platoon Leader, 262nd Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company, Delaware Army National Guard, Dagsboro, Delaware

2. May 1989 – July 1990, Maintenance Control Officer, 262nd Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company, Delaware Army National Guard, Dagsboro, Delaware

3. July 1990 – December 1992, Platoon Leader, 262nd Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company, Delaware Army National Guard, Dagsboro, Delaware

4. January 1993 – September 1993, Maintenance Control Officer, 262nd Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company, Delaware Army National Guard, Dagsboro, Delaware

5. September 1993 – December 1995, Commander, 262nd Heavy Equipment Maintenance Company, Delaware Army National Guard, Laurel, Delaware

6. January 1996 – February 1997, Supply and Service Officer, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 736th Supply and Service Battalion, Delaware Army National Guard, Delaware City, Delaware

7. February 1997 – October 1997, Commander, 160th Engineer Company, Delaware Army National Guard, Middletown, Delaware

8. November 1997 – June 1998, Administrative Officer, Headquarters, 193rd Regiment (Regional Training Institute), Delaware Army National Guard, Bethany Beach, Delaware

9. July 1998 – May 1999, Training/Commander Senior Training, Advising, and Counseling Officer, Headquarters, 193rd Regiment (Regional Training Institute), Delaware Army National Guard, Bethany Beach, Delaware

10. June 1999 – July 2000, Executive and Operations Officer, Headquarters, 193rd Regiment (Regional Training Institute), Delaware Army National Guard, Bethany Beach, Delaware

11. August 2000 – March 2003, Deputy Commander and Operations Officer, 31st Civil Support Team (Weapons of Mass Destruction), Delaware National Guard, Smyrna, Delaware

12. March 2003 – April 2003, Chief, Maintenance Division, Joint Force Headquarters Delaware, Delaware Army National Guard, Wilmington, Delaware

13. May 2003 – October 2004, Chief, Supply Services, Joint Force Headquarters Delaware, Delaware Army National Guard, Wilmington, Delaware

14. November 2004 – June 2006, Commander, Headquarters, 193rd Regiment (Regional Training Institute), Delaware Army National Guard, Bethany Beach, Delaware

15. July 2006 – March 2008, Branch Chief, Joint Force Headquarters Delaware, Delaware Army National Guard, Wilmington, Delaware

16. April 2008 – October 2009, Deputy Chief of Staff, Logistics, Joint Force Headquarters Delaware, Delaware Army National Guard, Wilmington, Delaware

17. October 2009 – October 2009, Senior Mentor, Joint Force Headquarters Delaware Forward 19, Delaware Army National Guard, Wilmington, Delaware

18. October 2009 – January 2011, Commander, Embedded Training Team, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Bamyan, Afghanistan

19. January 2011 – June 2011, Logistics Officer, Joint Force Headquarters Delaware, Delaware Army National Guard, Wilmington, Delaware

20. July 2011 – December 2013, Commander, 72nd Troop Command, Delaware Army National Guard, Wilmington, Delaware

21. December 2013 – October 2017, Land Component Commander, Joint Force Headquarters Delaware, Delaware Army National Guard, New Castle, Delaware

22. October 2017 – November 2018, Director Joint Staff, Joint Force Headquarters Delaware, Delaware Army National Guard, New Castle, Delaware

23. November 2018 – February 2019, Special Assistant to the Adjutant General, Joint Force Headquarters Delaware, Delaware National Guard, New Castle, Delaware

24. March 2019 – Present, The Adjutant General, Delaware National Guard, New Castle, Delaware

 

AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Legion of Merit

Bronze Star Medal

Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

Air Force Commendation Medal

Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)

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

National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)

Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with 1 Bronze Campaign Star)

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal

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

Army Service Ribbon

Overseas Service Ribbon

Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon

NATO Medal

Excellence in Competition Badge – Pistol – Bronze

Meritorious Unit Commendation

Air Assault Badge

Delaware National Guard Medal for Military Merit with Numeral 3

Delaware National Guard National Guard Medal

Delaware National Guard National Defense Service Ribbon with Numeral 2

Delaware National Guard Medal for Service in Aid to Civil Authority

Delaware National Guard Physical Fitness Ribbon with Numeral 26

Delaware National Guard Unit Strength Award

Delaware National Guard Captain Robert Kirkwood Award

 

CIVILIAN OCCUPATION:

Deputy Troop Commander - Retired, Delaware State Police Troop 4, Georgetown, Delaware

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS:

National Guard Association of the United States

National Guard Association of Delaware

Association of U.S. Army

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

Second Lieutenant 28 May 1989

First Lieutenant 27 May 1992

Captain 8 June 1994

Major 9 November 1998

Lieutenant Colonel 8 April 2003

Colonel 9 April 2008

Brigadier General 26 October 2015

Major General 27 June 2019

 

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