Command Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Oliver II
Command Sgt. Maj. Michael L. Oliver II enlisted into the United States Army in August 1994 as an
Armored Crewman and completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Oliver has
served in various duty positions to include Driver, Loader, Gunner, Tank Commander, G3 Battle Non-
Commissioned Officer, Division Headquarters Commandant, Platoon Sergeant, Company First Sergeant,
Battalion Headquarters First Sergeant, Brigade Headquarters First Sergeant, Battalion Operations
Sergeant Major, Brigade Operations Sergeant Major, Squadron Command Sergeant Major, and Brigade
Combat Team Command Sergeant Major. In March 2020, he assumes responsibility as Command
Sergeant Major for U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii.
Oliver’s previous assignments include 2nd Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment, Baumholder,
Germany, 1st Battalion, 68th Armored Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado, Headquarters, 1st Armored
Division, Bad Kreuznach & Wiesbaden, Germany, 2nd Squadron, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort
Carson, Colorado, 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, Fort Carson, Colorado, Headquarters, 2nd
Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado, 9th Brigade Engineer Battalion, Fort Stewart,
Georgia and 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, Fort Stewart, Georgia, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat
Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. His deployments include two tours to Kosovo, Bosnia,
three tours to Iraq, Afghanistan, two tours to Kuwait, Africa, Ukraine and South Korea.
Oliver’s military education includes the Abrams tank crew member training, Basic Leaders Course,
Advanced Leaders Course, Battle Staff Course, Scout Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, First
Sergeant Course, Master Resilience Trainer Course, and the United States Army Sergeants Major
Course (Class 65). His civilian education includes an Associate’s Degree in General Studies from Pikes
Peak Community College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management from Excelsior College, and a
Master of Business Administration degree for Wester University.
Oliver’s awards and decorations include the Valorous Unit Award (2nd Award), Meritorious Unit
Award, Army Superior Unit Award, Legion of Merit Medal, Bronze Star Medal (4th Award), Meritorious
Service Medal (4rd Award), Army Commendation Medal (V Device), Army Commendation Medal (6th
Award), Army Achievement Medal (6th Award), Army Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), National
Defense Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, South-West Asia
Service Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2
Campaign Stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with 5 Campaign Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary
Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Military Outstanding
Volunteer Service Medal, Non Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 5,
Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 5, NATO Medal with 2 Bronze Service
Stars, Combat Action Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver-Wheeled and Tracked Vehicles,
Additionally he is a member of the prestige Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, was knighted as an Order of St.
George recipient. Additionally he is an Order of Saint Maurice and Saint Barbara recipient.