Mr. Mike Arnold assumed his current duties as the Deputy Garrison Manager, USAG Bavaria, Garmisch, Germany in January 2018. During his tenure in Germany, Mr. Arnold has also served as the Acting Deputy to the Garrison Commander, USAG Bavaria, Grafenwohr, Germany. Prior to his arrival in Garmisch, Mr. Arnold served as the Director, Human Resources, USAG Bavaria, Grafenwohr.
Mr. Arnold is a key member of the staff that provided direct support to Soldiers, Civilians and their Family Members assigned to U.S. Army units across five communities within USAG Bavaria. Specifically, he is charged with the responsibility for timely implementation and execution of human resource utilization, personnel readiness and mobilization planning, Human Resource Systems integration, and personnel accountability across the Garrison. Mr. Arnold ensures that installation plans are consistent with Army guidelines and validates the personnel readiness status of military and civilian assets.
Mr. Arnold's leadership responsibilities include the oversight of the Army Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program, Army Continuing Education System, Military Personnel, Administrative Services, and Postal operations. Mr. Arnold also directs one of the largest Soldier for Life-Transition Assistance Programs in the Army, with the responsible for preparing over 6,500 discharged, separating, and retiring Soldiers per year for successful transition to civilian careers.
Mr. Arnold retired from the Air Force with over 28 years of service. Mr. Arnold began his civil service career in 2008 as the Director of Human Resources and the Chief of Military Personnel at United States Army Garrison, Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan. Mr. Arnold advised the Deputy to the Garrison Commander and staff on human resource matters and implemented Army personnel policies, directives, and guidance relating to the procurement, assignment and utilization of HR resources.
Mr. Arnold has been awarded multiple civilian service awards, including the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service, the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service, and the Superior Civilian Service Award.