Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley will receive the Andrew J. Goodpaster Award from the George C. Marshall Foundation at a luncheon in Washington, DC on December 8 at the Ronald Reagan Building. He will be honored for his distinguished career in the U.S. Army, his many contributions to U.S defense and his leadership of the U.S. Army at the highest level.
General Milley assumed duty as the 39th Chief of Staff in August 2015 after most recently serving as the commander of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
A native of Winchester, Massachusetts, General Milley graduated and received his commission from Princeton University in 1980. He has had multiple command and staff positions in eight divisions and Special Forces throughout the last 35 years.
He has served in command and leadership positions from the platoon and operational detachment alpha level through Corps and Army Command including the 82nd Airborne Division and the 5th Special Forces Group, the 7th Infantry Division, the 10th Mountain Division, the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea, the Joint Readiness Center, the 25th Infantry Division, the 101st Airborne (Air Assault) and the 1st Cavalry Division and 3rd Infantry Division in Baghdad, Iraq.
While serving as the commanding general, III Corps and Fort Hood, he deployed as the commanding general, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command and deputy commanding general, U.S. Forces–Afghanistan. Additionally, he served on the operations staff of The Joint Staff and as a military assistant to the Secretary of Defense.
The Andrew J. Goodpaster Award of the George C. Marshall Foundation honors the life and service of General Andrew J. Goodpaster, a longtime trustee and chairman of the Foundation, a champion of the Marshall legacy, an American hero and an extraordinary public servant. The Goodpaster Award is presented to Americans in a variety of fields who have exhibited great courage, selfless service, patriotism and leadership in their lives and careers.