Brigadier General Tony L. Wright, United States Army Reserve (USAR) Deputy Commanding General, 88th Readiness Division, Fort McCoy, Wis. (Photo by Courtesy DA Photo)
Brigadier General Tony L. Wright assumed duty as the Deputy Commanding General of the 88th Readiness Division 22 September 2017. He began his military career in February 1983, enlisting as a 13B Cannon Crewman at Ft. Polk, Louisiana. After fulfilling his enlistment, he enrolled in the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Ohio University in Athens, where he earned recognition as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He completed his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Technology/Manufacturing in August 1985.
Brigadier General Wright enlisted as an active duty officer after graduation and held various positions including Platoon Leader G/333 FA, serving in Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Company Fire Support Officer for 3/15 Infantry and 4/64 Armor, Fire Direction Officer 3/41 FA and Platoon Leader 3/41 FA at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Following the Officer Advanced Course he was assigned as Assistant G-3 Current Operations with Headquarters V Corps Artillery and later as Commander A Battery 4/27 FA, which relocated from Germany to Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He later served as the Assistant S-3 for 3/13 FA at Fort Sill.
Brigadier General Wright was honorably discharged from active duty in January 1997 to pursue a civilian career. He began his Army Reserve career with assignment to the 1st Brigade, 95th Division (IT), headquartered in Lawton, Oklahoma where he served in a variety of positions including Brigade S4, Battalion S3 and Executive Officer for 1/354 Field Artillery and later mobilized as the Brigade S3. He was selected to command the 2nd Battalion, 378th Regiment (Basic Combat Training) Monroe, Louisiana and later served two years on active duty as Mobilization Officer for the 95th Division (IET) in Oklahoma City. He then served as the G-3, 95th Division (IET) at Fort Sill and was selected to serve as Commander, 1st Brigade, Southern Division, 75th Training Command in Houston, Texas. He was previously assigned as Assistant Division Commander for the 95th DIV (IET) at Fort Sill.
Brigadier General Wright's military schools include the Field Artillery Basic and Advance Courses, the Field Artillery Target Acquisition and Survey Officers Course, the MLRS Cadre Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3), Intermediate-Level Education (ILE) Course, and the Army War College. His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (w/ 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (w/ 1 Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Achievement Medal, the Good Conduct Medal, the South West Asia Service Medal (w/ 2 bronze service stars), the Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Basic Parachutist and Air Assault Badges.
Brigadier General Wright is married to Valerie Wright. They four children, Cody, Annette, Levi, and Gavin.