By U.S. ArmyOctober 16, 2015
Major General Mark T. McQueen is the Commanding General of the108th Training Command (IET) headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he is responsible for more than 8,000 Soldiers in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The 108th is the sole force provider of Drill Sergeants within the Army Reserve. The command also maintains a Division of instructors and trainers dedicated to assisting with the Cadet Summer Training missions for both ROTC at Fort Knox, Kentucky and also the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
His previous assignment was as Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Europe where he was responsible for the mobilization and deployment of Army National Guard and United States Army Reserve within 51 countries in the European Theater of operations. United States Army Europe has over 30, 000 Soldiers who are vital to the land component of the NATO alliance.
Born in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, the general is a1978 graduate of Enterprise High School. Upon completion of a year of education at Enterprise State Junior College, Major General McQueen transferred to Auburn University where he graduated as a ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance. He was commissioned in the Regular Army as an Adjutant General's Corps officer and later transferred into the Civil Affairs Corps which was then a part of the Army's Special Operations Command. His military education includes: the Adjutant General's Corps Basic and Advanced Course, the Combined Arms Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, the Army War College, the National Security Studies Program, CAPSTONE and the Combined/Joint Force Land Component Commander's Course. Major General McQueen also earned a Master of Science in Counseling and Human Development from Troy State University and a Masters degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
Major General McQueen has served in every level of command and staff from company command through General Officer. Additionally, Major General McQueen has served in multiple deployments to include OPERATION JOINT ENDEAVOR in Bosnia, OPERATION ENDURING FEEDOM in Afghanistan and OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in Baghdad, Iraq.
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (with two oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster, Army Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster, and Combat Action Badge.
Major General McQueen is a resident of Lynn Haven, Florida and is married to the former Karen Lynette McLeod. They have two children, Taylor and Thomas. Additionally, in his civilian career, Major General McQueen serves as the Business Administrator at First Baptist Church in Panama City, Florida.