Colonel Michael T. McTigue graduated in May 1994 from the United States Military Academy with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical) and was commissioned in the Adjutant General’s Corps.
Upon completion of the Adjutant General Officer Basic Course, Colonel McTigue was assigned in the 516th Signal Brigade, Fort Shafter, Hawaii where he served as the Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company and later as Battalion S1 of the 30th Signal Battalion.
In November 1999, after attending the Adjutant General Officer Advanced Course, Colonel McTigue became the Commander, C Detachment, 38th Personnel Services Battalion in Ansbach, Germany. In July 2001, he served as the Battalion S3 in Bamberg, Germany and then assumed command of a personnel and postal task force that deployed to Kosovo from October 2002 until July 2003.
From August 2003 until June 2005, Colonel McTigue served as an Instructor and Senior Team Leader for the Adjutant General Captain’s Career Course in Fort Jackson, South Carolina. After graduating from the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas in June 2006, Colonel McTigue was assigned as the Executive Officer, 22d Personnel Services Battalion in Fort Lewis, Washington where he deployed to Iraq from September 2006 until December 2007. In June 2008, Colonel McTigue served as the Chief, Officer Management Branch, United States Army, Pacific, in Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
From June 2010 until June 2012, Colonel McTigue served as Battalion Commander, 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) in Fort Jackson, South Carolina before being assigned to Fort Knox as the Adjutant General Officer Branch Chief in the Officer Personnel Management Directorate of Human Resources Command until June 2013. COL McTigue recently completed his Army War College Fellowship while assigned to Honeywell International in Tempe, Arizona as part of the Secretary of Defense Corporate Fellows Program.
Colonel McTigue is a graduate of the Adjutant General Officer Basic and Advanced courses, the Combined Arms Services and Staff School, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College. He also holds a Master’s of Business Administration from Touro University.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (six oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (one oak leaf cluster), the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (with service star), the Kosovo Campaign Medal (with campaign star), the Iraq Campaign Medal (with two campaign stars), the GWOT Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Ribbon (with Numeral “5”), the NATO Medal (Kosovo), the Army Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Parachutist Badge, and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold).