MG Mitchell L. Kilgo
Director, J-6, United States Central Command
Major General Kilgo serves as the Director of Command and Control, Communications and Computer Systems, J6, United States Central Command, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida. He is responsible for the implementation and management of the global communications and computer networks for United States Central Command.
He was commissioned in 1987 and entered active duty in January of 1988. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Natural Sciences from Virginia Union University in 1987, a Master of Science Degree in Systems Technology, (Joint Command, Control, and Communications) from the Naval Postgraduate School in 1995 and a Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College in 2009.
MG Kilgo has served in a variety of command and staff positions. Some of the highlights include: Signal Officer, 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division; Commander, Support Company, 1111th Signal Battalion, Fort Ritchie, Maryland, and Site-R; Deputy G6 and Executive Officer, 122d Signal Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division; Chief Information Assurance and Computer Network Defense Division, Army Network Operations and Security Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Commander, 78th Signal Battalion and G6 US Army Japan, Camp Zama, Japan; Chief Spectrum and IED-Defeat Branches, The Joint Staff, J6;Deputy CIO/J6 Multi-National Forces Iraq; Commander, 2nd Signal Brigade, Wiesbaden, Germany; Executive Officer (XO) to the Commanding General, US Africa Command, and Commander, 5th Theater Signal Command, Wiesbaden, Germany and most recently Forces Command G-6, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
MG Kilgo is a graduate of the National War College, Command and General Staff College, and Signal Officer Basic and Advanced Courses.
His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2 OLC), Bronze Star with OLC, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Air Force Achievement Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal (1), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4). He is also authorized to wear the Joint Staff Identification Badge, Parachute Badge, and the Signal Corps Regimental Bronze Order of Mercury.
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