COL Miles Gengler enlisted in the Army Reserve in 1991 with the 4th Battalion, 38th Field Artillery in Saginaw, MI. He was later commissioned as a 2LT in the Armor Branch through Army ROTC in 1996 and transferred to the Adjutant General’s Corps in 2000. After commissioning, COL Gengler’s initial tour was alongside MSG (ret) Laitinen and SSG (ret) Breedlove as a Tank Platoon Leader and Battalion S1 in 1st Battalion, 72d Armor at Camp Casey, Korea. At Fort Knox, KY, he served as Company Executive Officer and later Commander of Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 46th Infantry as well as the Brigade Maintenance Officer and Brigade Assistant S1 for the 1st Armor Training Brigade, assisted by 1SG (ret) McMahon and MSG (ret) Pike.
Following that assignment, COL Gengler served as Battalion S1, Echo Company Commander and later Battalion Executive Officer of 2d Battalion, 330th Infantry in Detroit, MI assisted by SSG Ash and CSM (ret) Mayfield. His next assignment was as the Brigade S1, 198th Infantry Brigade, Fort Benning, GA where he was aided by MSG (ret) Oliver and MSG (ret) Miles and later deployed as the J1 Planner, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq along with SMSgt (ret) Petain. Following that deployment, he served on the Army Staff as an Officer Accessions Policy Integrator and then as Executive Officer to the Director, Military Personnel Management. He next served as the Joint Staff Manpower Planner/Director of Personnel/Commander of the U.S. Army Element in the United States Military Delegation to the NATO Military Committee in Brussels, Belgium where he was assisted by 1SG Sicardo and 1SG (ret) Javier. COL Gengler then served as Battalion Commander of the 95th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) at Fort Sill, OK alongside CSM Atkinson and CSM Boyd prior to his assignment as the AG Branch Chief at Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, KY. COL Gengler currently serves as the US Army NATO Brigade Commander at Sembach, Germany alongside CSM Valenzuela.
COL Gengler holds a BGS from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, an MBA from Embry-Riddle University and a JD from Cooley Law School. His military education includes the Armor Officer Basic Course, the Adjutant General Officer Advanced Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the Intermediate Level Education Common Core and Operations Course, and he is a graduate of Senior Service College from the Eisenhower School at National Defense University. COL Gengler’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal and the Joint and Army Staff Badges.
COL Gengler is married and has three children and one grandchild.