Brig. Gen. Michael Dillard (Photo by Dept. of the Army)
BG Dillard was born in Philadelphia, PA; he is a graduate of Sussex Central High School and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Management from Virginia Commonwealth University. He has a Masters of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management and a Masters of Strategic Studies degree from the United States Army War College.
BG Dillard entered the Army in 1981 as PVT Dillard, Cannon Crewmember (13B). He received his commission in 1983 from the University of Richmond, VA in Field Artillery.
BG Dillard serves as the Commanding General of the 78th Training Division (Operations) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey. His assignments include: Commanding General of the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) at Indianapolis, Indiana.
Commanding General, 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Ft. Hood, Texas; Deputy Commander, 451st Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Wichita, Kansas; Chief of Staff, 451st Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Wichita, Kansas; Brigade Commander, 97th Training BDE (ILE), 80th TNG CMD (TASS), Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Brigade Commander, 2nd BDE (PD), 104th DIV (LT), Waukegan, Illinois; Group Commander, 2nd Battle Command Training Group, 3rd BDE, 75th TSD, Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Branch Chief, Combat Service Support, 1st Battle Training Group, 3rd BDE, 75th TSD, Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Division Chief, Distribution Management, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Des Moines, Iowa; G-3, 3rd Corps Support Command, Des Moines, Iowa; Battalion Commander, 687th Quartermaster (Supply and Services) Battalion, Decatur, Illinois/ Area Support Group – Kuwait(ASGKU) Combined Forces Land Coalition Component (CFLCC), Camp Virginia, Kuwait; Commander, Headquarters Section, 55th Support Center, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Company Commander, Charlie Company, 3/318th Infantry Battalion, 4th Brigade, 80th Training Division (Operation Desert Storm), Fort Story, Virginia.
BG Dillard works for Allstate Insurance Company in Birmingham, Alabama, as a Claim Service Leader. In this position he is responsible and accountable for leading a team that handles the medical injury claims for Allstate Insurance Company throughout the United States.
BG Dillard’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (1 Silver, 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (Service Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Silver Hourglass, M Device, Numeral 2), Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (Numeral 2), NATO Service Medal, Parachutist Badge and the Air Assault Badge.