Mr. Gregg Thompson, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood Deputy to the Commanding General
Mr. Gregg Thompson was selected to the Senior Executive Service and appointed as Deputy to the Commanding General for the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, effective 19 February 2019. In this capacity, he works in collaboration with the Commander to develop and execute organizational strategic goals, objectives, and policies. Additionally, Mr. Thompson serves as the Commanding General’s principal advisor and the Center's senior expert in force management and future force development processes for the Protection Warfighting Function, and for Engineer, CBRN and Military Police warfighting capabilities. He oversees enterprise level activities to ensure MSCoE delivers world class initial entry training, leader development education, and technical functional training to Army, Joint and Interagency service members and personnel. Mr. Thompson acts as the principal advisor to installation senior leaders for civilian workforce development and management while serving as the senior DA Civilian on the installation. Further, he assists the Commanding General as directed with community, academia, industry, and tenant relations, along with coordination of local, state, and federal legislative affairs and strategic communications programs.
Mr. Thompson entered the Army through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Military Police Corps in 1988. He also holds a Master of Arts Degree in Education from National-Louis University and a Master of Science Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Mr. Thompson culminated over 30 years of military service as the Chief of Staff at the U.S. Army War College. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters.