Colonel John G. Misenheimer Jr.

COL John G. Misenheimer Jr. is a native of Salisbury, North Carolina. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 2000 with a BS in Engineering Management and received his commission as an Army Adjutant General Officer.

His first assignment was to Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he served as the Assistant Adjutant for the 229th Aviation Regiment (Attack) followed by Battalion S-1 for the 18th Personnel Services Battalion. He then deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003 as the Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 18th Soldier Support Group (Airborne). Upon returning to Fort Bragg, he served as the Deputy Adjutant General and subsequently as the Adjutant General for the installation. From 2004 to 2008, he supported the U.S. Army Special Operations Command as the Executive Officer for the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1; and subsequently served as the Battalion S-1 for 1st Psychological Operations Battalion, 4th Psychological Operations Group (Airborne); followed by command of Alpha Company, 1st Special Warfare Training Group (Airborne), U.S. John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. He was then assigned to the Headquarters, 82nd Airborne Division as a G1 Plans and Policy Officer, and later deployed as the Deputy J-1, Combined Joint Task Force 82 during Operation Enduring Freedom from 2009 to 2010. After serving as an Instructor for the U.S. Army Adjutant General School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he returned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina in 2012 where he served as a Group-level S-1 within the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. From 2016-2018, he supported all U.S. Army personnel assigned to various NATO units across southern Europe as the Allied Forces South Battalion Commander, U.S. Army NATO Brigade, in Lago de Patria, Italy. Upon completion, he was assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida as a Plans and Policy Officer for the United States Special Operations Command J1.

COL Misenheimer’s education includes two Masters of Strategic Studies from the National Defense University and the U.S. Army War College; Intermediate Level Education from the Army’s Command and General Staff College; AG Officer’s Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Airborne School, and the U.S. Army Air Assault School. 

COL Misenheimer’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), the Joint Service Achievement Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC).

COL Misenheimer is married to the former Lisa Sartain and they have three children: Katie, John Evan, and Juliana.