Brigadier General Werner entered the active U.S. Army in June 1989 after he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant from the ROTC program at Central Michigan University. He is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the Naval War College and Webster University. He holds a Bachelors of Science Degree as well as Masters Degrees in Human Resource Management and National Security and Strategic Studies.
General Werner’s initial tours took him to the 194th Separate Armored Brigade, Fort Knox, Kentucky, the 8th Military Police Brigade, U.S. Forces Korea and the 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas where he served as a Brigade Support Operations Officer and a Battalion Executive Officer during Operation Iraqi Freedom. He also was assigned to the U.S. Army Human Resource Command where he served as the Logistics Majors Assignment Officer. General Werner returned to Fort Hood and the 4th Support Battalion in March 2007 as the Battalion Commander. The 4th Support Battalion deployed to the South West Rashid District of Baghdad where it conducted sustainment and counterinsurgency operations until their return in March 2009. General Werner served as the Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General of Army Materiel Command and Commanded the 16th Sustainment Brigade supporting operations in USAREUR and serving as the Brigade Headquarters Supporting the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan lead for Afghan National Security Force Logistics training, materiel acquisition and distribution. He served as the U.S. Army Sustainment Command Chief of Staff and in a joint assignment as the Director of Sustainment for CENTCOM Forward- Jordan and the Combined Joint Inter-Agency Task Force- Syria. General Werner previously served as the Executive Officer, Office of the Deputy Commanding General, Army Materiel Command and the Executive Officer, for the Deputy Chief of Staff G-4 Logistics. He served as the Director, Strategy, Plans and Integration Deputy Chief of Staff G-4. He currently serves as the Commanding General for 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command.
General Werner’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (with two oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star Medal (with oak leaf cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with a silver and a bronze oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with bronze oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with bronze oak leaf cluster), Valorous Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star), Afghan Campaign Medal (with a Bronze Star), Iraq Campaign Medal (with four Bronze Stars), Global War on Terror Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Bronze Hour Glass), the ISAF NATO Medal and the Parachutist Badge. General Werner is a recipient of the Brehon B. Somervell Medal of Excellence awarded in recognition of individuals who excel in the area of multifunctional logistical support.
General Werner has been married to Melissa (Jarels) Werner for 20 years. The Werner Family includes Darren, Melissa and two sons, William who is 16 years old and a high school sophomore and Samuel who is 12 years old and a 7th grader.