Brigadier General Michael D. Roache
Deputy Commanding General - Sustainment, Eighth Army
Brigadier General Michael D. Roache is currently assigned as the Deputy Commanding General for Sustainment of Eighth Army, headquartered in Camp Humphreys, Republic of Korea. His last assignment was the Commanding General of the 86th Training Division, 84th Training Command, Fort McCoy, Wisconsin.
Brigadier General Roache is a native of Kingsport, Tennessee. He graduated from Carson-Newman University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management and was commissioned as a Transportation Officer through the Reserve Officers Training Corps. He holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College. His military education includes Transportation Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Combined Services Staff School, the Army Command and General Staff School, Inspector General School, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, and the United States Army War College.
Brigadier General Roache has served in several multifunctional logistics assignments, command positions, and key leader roles to include: Platoon Leader, 320th Military Intelligence Company, Fort Gillem, Georgia; Terminal Team Chief and Vessel Operations Officer, 1188th Military Ocean Terminal Battalion, Decatur, Georgia; Transportation Officer, 3rd Theater Agency Movement Control, Anniston, Alabama; Freight Movements Officer, 3rd Transportation Control Element, Kuwait (Operation IRAQI FREEDOM); Inspector General, 3rd Transportation Command Element, Anniston, Alabama; Operations Officer, 3-347th Regiment, First Army, Orlando, Florida; Executive Officer, 352nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Macon, Georgia; Detachment Commander, 145th Theater Opening Element, Anniston, Alabama; Commander, 787th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion in Dothan, Alabama; Deputy Commanding Officer, 321st Sustainment Brigade, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Executive Officer, Combined Joint Logistics, International Security Assistance Force, Kabul, Afghanistan (Operation ENDURNG FREEDOM); Exercise Branch Chief, 1st Brigade, Great Lakes Division, 75th Training Command, Nashville, Tennessee; Commander, 646th Regional Support Group, Madison, Wisconsin; Acting Commander, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Des Moines, Iowa; Chief of Staff, 79th Theater Sustainment Command, Los Alamitos, California; and Commanding General of the Pacific Division, 84th Training Command, Camp Parks, California.
His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with a Silver Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Service Medal with Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO International Security Assistance Force Medal, and other service medals.
Brigadier General Roache represents the fourth generation of his family to have served in the Army. He and his wife, Cyndy, have been married for 25 years and have three children.