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Mike Squier
Board Member



MICHAEL J 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.