Michael A. Giersch assumed the position of Command Executive Officer (CXO) for the USAR Joint and Special Troops Support Command (USARJSTSC) in August 2011. As the CXO, Mr. Giersch provides executive leadership, management and oversight of personnel, plans, programs and policies within the command.
Prior to being the CXO of the USARJSTSC in Salt Lake City, Utah, he served as the Supervisory Staff Administrator for the 89th Sustainment Brigade in Wichita, Kan. Mr. Giersch has held several civilian positions, including Supervisory Staff Operations and Training Officer, Management Analyst, and Staff Operations and Training Specialist with the 89th Regional Readiness Command, and Staff Administrative Assistant with the 331st Medical Group. Mr. Giersch began his Military Technician Career as a Unit Administrator.
As a member of the Army Reserve, Giersch serves as the Command Sergeant Major for the 89th Sustainment Brigade in Belton, Mo. Giersch has served in various assignments throughout his career in the Army Reserve. He has held several key NCO positions as the Command Sergeant Major for the 387th Adjutant General Battalion in Wichita, Kan.; as a Staff Sergeant Major and Operations NCO for the 89th Regional Readiness Command in Wichita, Kan.; as the First Sergeant of the 917th Corps Support Group in Belton Mo.; as the First Sergeant of the 331st Medical Group in Wichita, Kan.; and as the Platoon Sergeant for the 469th Medical Company in Wichita, Kan. Giersch also served as a Cavalry Scout and Drill Instructor with the 5th Cavalry Brigade.
In support of the Global War on Terror, Giersch deployed to Iraq in Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-2005 as the First Sergeant for the 917th Corps Support Group.
Giersch’s awards and decorations include the Superior Civilian Service Award, the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with 5 Oak Leaf Clusters, the National Defense Service Medal with Service Star, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” device and Bronze Hourglass, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with “4 “affixed, the Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, the Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Bar. His badges include the Combat Action Badge, the Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, the Drivers Badge, the Expert Marksmanship Badge and Army Physical Fitness Badge.