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BG Michael J. Talley

BG Michael J. TalleyBrigadier General Michael J. Talley
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Brigadier General Michael J. Talley currently serves as the United States Army Forces Command Surgeon. He volunteered for military service in 1983, serving with the 1st Infantry Division and 197th Separate Infantry Brigade. He achieved the rank of Sergeant and was honorably discharged in 1989. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Texas at El Paso and commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1991.

BG Talley has led Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Civilians in several previous operational and logistics assignments, to include: Platoon Leader, Regimental Medical Supply Officer, Squadron S-4, and Troop Commander, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment; Group Medical Logistics Officer, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne); Observer/Controller (Project Warrior), Mechanized Infantry Task Force and USAMEDDAC Chief of Logistics, National Training Center; War Plans Officer, G3 XVIII Airborne Corps; Director/Instructor, Combined Logistics Captains Career Course; Senior Task Force O/C, Joint Readiness Training Center; Commander, Defense Distribution Depot Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania; Commander, 6th Medical Logistics Management Center; Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff G-3/5/7, Office of the Surgeon General & US Army Medical Command; and most recently, Commander 44th Medical Brigade.

He served OIF combat tours as the Executive Officer of 261st Medical Battalion (ABN) and S3, 507th Corps Support Group (ABN), in addition to a deployment to Saudi Arabia as the Assistant Program Manager for Health Affairs, Office of the Program Manager, Saudi Arabian National Guard (OPM-SANG) Modernization Program.

BG Talley’s education includes the Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, US Army Command and General Staff College, Advanced Military Studies Program (SAMS), and the US Army War College. He holds two Master of Military Arts and Sciences degrees from the US Army Command and General Staff College, a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the US Army War College, and a Master of Arts degree from Webster University.

BG Talley’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Expert Field Medical Badge, and Master Parachutist badge. He is a Military Historian designee and member of the Armored Corps’ Order of Saint George and Army Medical Department’s Order of Military Medical Merit. He is also a National board certified respiratory therapy practitioner.