Sergeant Major Michael J. Wiles is the sergeant major of Tobyhanna Army Depot, the Defense Department’s largest facility for the repair, overhaul and integration of Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) systems. The depot, located in Northeastern Pennsylvania, employs about 4,000 personnel.
As sergeant major, his responsibilities include overseeing mission requirements, and quality of life issues on the depot and in the local community. He advises the commander on all matters relating to Soldiers, the civilian workforce and their family members. In addition, he serves as the voice of the warfighters who use depot-repaired equipment once it arrives on the battlefield.
Wiles enlisted in the United States Army in February 1996. He attended basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and advanced individual training as a utilities equipment repair specialist at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. Wiles has a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science from Campbell University, North Carolina, and a Master of Art degree in Masters of Leadership Studies from the University of Texas at El Paso.
He has served in staff and leadership positions at stateside and overseas military installations including the Republic of South Korea; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Lee, Virginia. Before assuming duties here, the sergeant major served as the chief mechanical operations sergeant major for the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Wiles deployed multiple times to Southwest Asia in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
The sergeant major’s military education includes the Army Sergeants Major Course, Operational Contract Support Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Basic Leaders Course, Basic Combat Training, Advance Individual Training, Senior Leaders Course, First Sergeant Course, Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education Course, Support Operations Course, Army Retention Course, Joint Logistics Course, Basic Airborne School, Master Drivers Course, Unit Movement Officers Course, and Combative Level One Course.
Wiles awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with two oak leaf clusters (OLC), Meritorious Service Medal with three OLCs, Commendation Medal with one silver oak leaf cluster (SLC), Achievement Medal with one SLC, Good Conduct Medal with three silver knots, National Defense Service Medal with one bronze star; Korean Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, Iraq Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral Five, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral Four, NATO Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation with two OLCs, Joint Meritorious Unit Accommodation, Army Superior Unit Award, Driver’s and Mechanic’s Badge and Parachutist Badge. He is also the recipient of the Ordnance Corps Samuel Sharp Award.