1st Signal Brigade

1st Signal Brigade

First to Communicate

Battalion Commander

Lieutenant Colonel Mickey M. West Jr.

Lieutenant Colonel Mickey M. West Jr. received a Regular Army commission as a Second Lieutenant in the Signal Corps through the ROTC program at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, in 2002 and was detailed as an Infantry Officer with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice.

His military education includes Infantry Officer Basic Course, Airborne School, Mechanized Leaders Course, Signal Captain Career Course, Brigade/Battalion Signal Officer Course, Intermediate Level Education at the United States Army Command and General Staff College and Joint Forces Staff College.

His past assignments include: Platoon Leader 3-7th Infantry Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division; Company Executive Officer for 6/8th Calvary Squadron, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division; Battalion S6 1-502nd Infantry Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st (AA) Infantry Division; Company Commander 2nd Brigade Support Training Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team , 101st (AA) Infantry Division; Future Operations Branch Chief, G6, United States Army Africa Vicenza Italy; Aide-de-Camp United States Army Africa Vicenza Italy; Brigade S6 4th Airborne Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division; Deputy G6, 82nd Airborne Division; Major and Lieutenant Colonel Assignment Officer, Human Resource Command. Operations and Plans Division Chief, J6, United States Southern Command, Doral, Florida; and Military Deputy to USSOUTCHCOM J6.

LTC West’s awards and decorations include, the Joint Meritorious Service Medal, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Award, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with numeral 3, German Armed Forces Badge of Proficiency in Gold, Philippines Foreign Jump Wings, Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.

LTC West has three daughters Iris (9), Natalie (5) and Autumn (1) year. His Beautiful wife is Elizabeth West is from Middlebury, VT.