MG Michael C. O’Guinn enlisted as a Combat Medic in the Army Reserve in 1982 and in 1987 graduated from Miami University in Oxford, OH with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and was commissioned in the Medical Service Corps as a Distinguished Military Graduate.
Before assuming his current duties of Deputy Chief of Army Reserve he served as the Commanding General, 807th Medical Command, Salt Lake City, UT. His other military assignments include: Deputy Surgeon General for Mobilization and Readiness, Office of The Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA; Commanding General, Medical Readiness and Training Command, San Antonio, TX; Deputy Commanding General (South), 807th Medical Command, Salt Lake City, UT; Director of Reserve Affairs, Office of the Army Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA; Commander, Task Force 807th Medical Brigade, Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation New Dawn); Army Reserve Operations Officer, Office of the Army Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA; Commander, Salerno Hospital, FOB Salerno, Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom); S3, 48th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Meade, MD; Forward Team Leader, 6th Medical Logistics Management Center, Fort Detrick, MD with duty as Support Operations Officer and Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Medical Material Center – Southwest Asia, Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar (Operation Enduring Freedom); Petroleum Officer, 9th Theater Support Command, Camp Zama, Japan with duty as Commander, Joint Logistics Support Element and Commander, Edwin Andrews Air Base, Joint Special Operations Task Force – Philippines (Operation Enduring Freedom – Philippines); G4 (Forward), 3rd Medical Command, Camp Doha, Kuwait (Operation Enduing Freedom); Reserve Component Liaison Officer, U.S. Army Medical Material Agency, Fort Detrick, MD; Medical Organizational Integrator, Office of the Chief, Army Reserve (OCAR), Washington, DC; S4, 399th Combat Support Hospital, Taunton, MA; S3, 350th Combat Support Hospital, Canton, OH; AMEDD Procurement Officer, Fort Devens, MA: S4, 28th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Bragg, NC; Platoon Leader, HHC, 3/504 Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C; Field Medical Assistant, 2/11th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Columbus, OH; Combat Medic, 2/11th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Columbus, OH.
MG O’Guinn earned his Masters Degree in Healthcare Administration from Clark University, Worcester, MA and his Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA. His military education includes the AMEDD Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Logistics Executive Development Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, and the Army War College.
His awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with one Silver and two Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Combat Action Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and was the 1997 Medical Service Corps Award of Excellence recipient.