Brigadier General Mark T Simerly, USA
Commander, DLA Troop Support
Brigadier General Mark T. Simerly, USA, assumed command of the Defense Logistics Agency Troop Support on July 11, 2017. Under his leadership, DLA Troop Support annually provides more than $17 billion worth of subsistence, clothing and textiles, construction and equipment, pharmaceuticals, medical supplies and equipment, as well as industrial repair parts for America’s warfighters and other valued customers worldwide. To accomplish this mission, BG Simerly oversees a global workforce of approximately 2,900 civilian and military personnel.
BG Simerly was commissioned as a lieutenant of Air Defense Artillery and awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree as a Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of Richmond. He holds a Master’s of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University and a Master’s of Military Arts and Sciences Degree from the United States Army Command and General Staff College.
Command assignments include the 4th Sustainment Brigade, Ft. Hood, Texas from January 2012 to August 2013; 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at Ft. Hood, Texas, when the unit reflagged as the 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and deployed to Tallil, Iraq from June 2008 to June 2009.
Key staff assignments include Director of Combined Arms Support Command Capabilities Development and Integration, at Fort Lee, Virginia from August 2015 to June 2017; III Corps Assistant Chief of Staff, G4 at Ft. Hood, Texas from February 2014 to July 2015; United States Forces-Afghanistan Director of Logistics, J4, in Kabul, Afghanistan from August 2013 to February 2014; Assistant Chief of Staff, G3, U.S. Army Operational Test Command from July 2011 to January 2012; Senior Combat Service Support Observer Controller at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Ft. Polk, Louisiana from September 2009 to July 2011.
His military education includes the Air Defense Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Advanced Course, the Command and General Staff College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, and the Army Force Management School.
BG Simerly’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Bronze Star with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with on Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, 2nd Award, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Meritorious Unit Award.