Major General Nick Tooliatos graduated from Santa Clara University in 1980 with a BS Degree in Political Science, Cum Laude, and was commissioned as a Distinguished Military Graduate. While completing Law School at Santa Clara University, he joined the Army Reserve and was assigned to the 6219th Reception Station. He is a graduate of the Adjutant General Corps Officer Basic Course, the Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Command and General Staff College, Army War College and Capstone. He has commanded at the Company, Battalion, Brigade and General Officer level. He has served as Chief of Staff and Assistant Division Commander (Support) of the 104th Division.
In 2007, he deployed for a short tour to Iraq with the Department of Defense Inspector General to assess the readiness of a fledgling Inspector General system in the Government of Iraq in 2007. While there, he conducted extensive analysis within the Iraqi Ministries of Defense and Interior as well as within the Joint Headquarters of the Iraqi military. Upon his return to Army Reserve status, he assumed command of the 5th Brigade, 75th Division. In 2010, he deployed again for a one-year tour as the Deputy Commanding General, 1st Sustainment Command (Theater), serving in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan and traveling extensively throughout the CENTCOM Area of Responsibility. His unit was responsible for all sustainment activities of joint forces in Iraq and Afghanistan and the largest retrograde operation since WWII.
General Tooliatos was promoted to Major General on June 30, 2011 and became the Deputy Commanding General – Army Reserve, at the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command in Virginia. On June 8, 2013, Major General Tooliatos took command of the 63d Regional Support Command as the Commanding General. He also serves on the Army Reserve Forces Policy Board advising the Secretary of the Army on matters affecting the Army Reserve and National Guard. He has been awarded the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with four oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with silver oak leaf cluster, the National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star and the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Gold Hourglass and “M” Device (3rd Award). He also wears the Army Superior Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.
As a civilian, General Tooliatos is a partner of Randick O’Dea & Tooliatos, LLP, a 10-attorney law firm in Pleasanton, California. He is a Certified Specialist in Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law. He focuses on estate and tax planning, civil and criminal tax litigation, and complex business and real estate transactions. He and his wife Joni have two sons, Nickolas (a graduate of Washington State University) and Michael (a graduate of California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo). They reside in San Ramon, California.