SQUIER assumed duties as the Deputy Director, Army National
Guard, National Guard Bureau, Washington, DC in March 1998. As Deputy
Director, he is responsible for assisting the Director, Army National
Guard in formulating, developing and coordinating all programs,
policies and plans affecting the Army National Guard and its more than
362,000 citizen-soldiers. Prior to this assignment, he served in
various positions at National Guard Bureau, to include: Chief of Staff,
Army National Guard; Executive Officer to the Chief, National Guard
Bureau; Chief, Readiness Division; and Deputy Chief, Public Affairs.
Born in Boise, Idaho, Brigadier
General Squier enlisted in the Idaho Army National Guard in August
1963. Brigadier General Squier was commissioned through the Infantry
Officer Candidate School in August 1965. As a young officer, he served
at the state level in a variety of command and staff positions in the
116th Ordnance Company and the Idaho State Military Academy,
culminating in the positions of Company Commander and Commandant
respectively. In September 1978, Brigadier General Squier was assigned
to National Guard Bureau where, as a Major, he served in various
positions of the Mobilization Readiness Division, ultimately serving
four years as Assistant Executive to the Chief, National Guard Bureau.
In 1987, he assumed command of the 145th Support Battalion, 116th
Cavalry Brigade, Idaho National Guard. His last State assignment before
returning to National Guard Bureau was his second command assignment,
battalion level command at The Equipment Maintenance Center in Europe.