Michael R. Mathews assumed his current position as Deputy Garrison Manager, Hohenels, Germany April 17, 2016. Mr. Mathews serves as the Garrison Commander’s forward-based representative to deliver Army programs, support services and command policy.
Mr. Mathews has held a variety of leadership positions throughout his military career, culminating as Garrison Command Sergeant Major, Fort Riley, Kansas. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Mathews served as the Deputy Manager, Fort Sam Houston TX. Mr. Mathews also severed as Region Installation Support Program Manager for Fort Hood, Texas. Prior to this, he served with IMCOM Central Region Operations Division, Installation Management Command, West Region, Fort Sam Houston, Texas. Mr. Mathews holds an MBA (Management), University of Mary, a Bachelor of Science, Social Services, Upper Iowa University and an Associate of General Studies, Barton County Community College.
Mr. Mathews' awards include Army Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal-2nd Award, Army Commendation Medal-6th Award, Army Achievement Medal-7th Award, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal GWOT Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon Overseas Service Ribbon, IRAQ Service medal, Kuwait Service Medal, Recruiter of the Year, Drill Sergeant of the Cycle-4th Award and the Combat Action Badge.
He is a member of the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Association, Veterans Of Foreign Wars Association and the Kentucky Colonel Association. He is married and has two sons.