COL Christopher Mickan

Colonel Chris Mickan serves as the Army Chief of Staff, Missouri National Guard.  Prior to this assignment, he was the Chief of Staff, 35th Infantry Division, Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas. Previous assignments are Director of Manpower and Personnel at Joint Force Headquarter (JFHQ) Jefferson City, MO ARNG; Chief of Family and Warrior Program JFHQ, Jefferson City, MO ARNG; Deputy Director of Logistics JFHQ, Jefferson City, MO ARNG; Deputy Commander for the Missouri Homeland Response Force (HRF) Jefferson Barracks, MO ARNG; 835th Combat Service Support Battalion and Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear and Explosive (CBRNE) Commander, Jefferson City, MO ARNG; G3 Training Officer, 35th EN BDE, Ft. Leonard Wood, MO ARNG; G3 OPS, 35th Engineer Brigade– Baghdad Iraq.

Colonel Mickan earned a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2015. Second Master’s degree from William Woods University in 2011. Bachelor’s Degree from Southeast MO State University, Industrial Technology/Marketing. He is also a 2008 recipient of the Bronze Order of the de Fleury medal from the Army Engineer Regiment.