Lieutenant Colonel Mike Liles assumed duties as commander of the 401st Army Field Support Battalion-Kuwait in June 2021.
He enlisted as a Patriot Missile Crewmember in 1993 and was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps and branch detailed to the Infantry from the Quartermaster Corps in 2000.
LTC Liles has had a variety of assignments throughout the Army in Joint and the NATO environment.
Highlights include: Deputy Brigade Commander and Support Operations Officer, 16th Sustainment BDE; Aide de Camp to the Commander of Naval Forces Europe and Africa/ Joint Forces Command Naples; Chief of Logistics Plans, Joint Forces Command Naples; Chief of Logistics Plans, I CORPS; Support Operations Officer and Brigade Logistics Officer, 2nd STRYKER Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division; Chief of Operations, 593d Sustainment Brigade, I CORPS; Forward Support Company and Brigade Support Battalion S2/S3 Observer Controller, National Training Center; Battalion Logistics Officer and Forward Support Company Commander, 1-506th Infantry, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
LTC Liles’ overseas operations include: Operation Iraqi Freedom, Ramadi, Iraq, Task Force Red Currahee (2005-2006); Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Task Force Rainier (2009-2010); Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, Task Force Lancer (2011-2012); Operation Atlantic Resolve, Task Force Knight (2017-2021).
LTC Liles holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography from Eastern Washington University and a Master’s Degree in Infrastructure Planning and Management from the University of Washington. He is also a graduate of the Army’s Command and General Staff College.
LTC Liles’ awards include two Bronze Star Medals, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, five Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Humanitarian Service Ribbon, the Combat Action Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Airborne Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Parachute Rigger Badge.
He hails from Bonney Lake, Washington, is married, and has two children.