Lieutenant General Michael Ferriter
Commander, Installation Management Command
Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management
LTG Ferriter was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Infantry in May 1979 upon graduation from The Citadel, Charleston, SC.
His assignments include Platoon Leader, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry (Mechanized), Fort Riley, KS; Commander, C Company (Airborne), 6th Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, AK; and Commander, B Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, WA. General Ferriter’s other command and staff assignments include S3 (Operations), 4th Battalion (Mechanized), 23rd Infantry, 9th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis; S3 (Operations), 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, S3 (Operations), 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, GA; Commander, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC; Commander, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning; Commander, 11th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning; Assistant Division Commander (Operations), 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg.
He served as: the Executive Assistant to the Commander and later the Director for Operations, J-3, U.S. Joint Forces Command, Norfolk, VA; and Deputy Commanding General for Operations, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg. He recently commanded the U.S. Army Infantry Center and the Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning.
His combat tours include: Operation Restore Hope in Somalia with the 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment; two tours in Iraq as Deputy Commanding General (Operations), Multi-National Corps, Iraq; one tour as Deputy Commanding General (Advising and Training), United States Forces – Iraq; and one tour as Commander, NATO Training Mission-Iraq.
His military education includes: the Infantry Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning; and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS.
He holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from The Citadel and a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University. He has also served as a Senior National Defense Fellow at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, Medford, MA.
Command Sergeant Major Donald R. Felt
Interim CSM, Installation Management Command
Command Sergeant Major Donald R. Felt entered the U.S. Army on July 13, 1983. He completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia in the Military Occupational Specialty of 11B. Immediately following OSUT, he attended the U.S. Army Airborne School. He remained on Airborne status in the U.S. Army until his attendance at the U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Class 50.
During his 27 years of service, CSM Felt has held every enlisted leadership position within the Infantry from Fire Team Leader to Division Command Sergeant Major. His assignments include: machine gunner, Fire Team Leader, Rifle Squad Leader, Infantry Scout Platoon Sergeant, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, Fort Bragg, NC; Ranger Instructor, Support Platoon Leader, 7th Ranger Training BN, Dugway Proving Grounds, UT; Platoon Sergeant, Operations Sergeant, and First Sergeant, 3rd Battalion, 505th PIR, Fort Bragg, NC; Operations Sergeant and First Sergeant, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment; Faculty Advisor, Royal Military School, Weert, The Netherlands; and Command Sergeant Major, 1st Battalion, 9th US Cavalry, Fort Hood, TX, where he spent one year deployed to the Iraqi Theatre of Operations in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II with the 1st Cavalry Division. CSM Felt was assigned as Command Sergeant Major of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Greywolf, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX in July 2005. He served in that capacity during the unit’s 15 month deployment to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08. Upon redeployment, he served as the 1st Cavalry Division’s Interim Command Sergeant Major before assuming the position as the Garrison Command Sergeant Major of Fort Hood, TX, from July 2008 to December 2010.
Highlights of his service include: selection as the 82nd Airborne Division Trooper of the Year for 1985, 82nd Airborne Division Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for 1986, and selection as a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club. CSM Felt is a graduate of the Basic Leadership Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Primary Leadership Development Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Infantry Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, Infantry Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course (Exceeded Course Standards), Battle Staff Non-Commissioned Officer Course (Exceeded Course Standards), First Sergeants Course (Exceeded Course Standards), Basic Airborne School, Jump Master Course (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Ranger School, Combat Lifesaver Course, Basic Instructor Course, Recondo Course, Machine Gun Leaders Course, Sergeants Major Residence Course, Class 50, and Garrison Command Sergeant Major Course at the Army Management Staff College.
His awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, 2nd Award; Bronze Star Medal, 2nd Award; Meritorious Service Medal, 5th Award; Army Commendation Medal, 6th Award; Army Achievement Medal, 4th Award; Good Conduct Medal, 9th Award; National Defense Service Medal, 2nd Award; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, 3 Bronze Stars; Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, with numeral 3; Army Service Ribbon, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Ranger Tab, and Master Parachutist Badge, German Shutzenschnur (Gold) Badge, German Parachutist Badge, and Australian Parachutist Badge.