Col. Michael Tremblay, Commander, 1st Recruiting Brigade, began his military career by commissioning through the Reserve Officer Training Corps at Western Michigan University.
Col. Tremblay most recently served as the Chief of Staff, Fort Benning and Maneuver Center of Excellence.
Prior to his recent assignment as Chief of Staff, MCoE, Col. Tremblay served as the Commander, United States Army Garrison Humphreys. Tremblay is a 2017 Graduate of the National War College. He earned a Bachelor's of Science from Western Michigan University, where he was the distinguished graduate of 1995. He also holds a Master's of Science in leadership from Central Michigan University, and a Master's of Science in National Security Strategy from the National War College.
His deployments include support for Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Tremblay's military education includes Ranger School, Airborne School, Air Assault School, Pathfinder School, Mortar Leader Course, Infantry Officer Basic Course, Infantry Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms Staff Services School, Command and General Staff College and the National War College. His military awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal.
COL Tremblay's highest award is the Defense Superior Service Medal.