Gregg Thompson, SES
Deputy to the Commanding General 
Maneuver Support Center of Excellence 
Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri 

Mr. Gregg Thompson was selected to the Senior Executive Service and appointed as Deputy to the Commanding General for the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, effective 19 February 2019. In this capacity, he works in collaboration with the Commander to develop and execute organizational strategic goals, objectives, and policies. Additionally, Mr. Thompson serves as the Commanding General’s principal advisor and the Center’s senior expert in force management and future force development processes for the Protection Warfighting Function, and for Engineer, CBRN and Military Police warfighting capabilities. He oversees enterprise level activities to ensure MSCoE delivers world class initial entry training, leader development education, and technical functional training to Army, Joint and Interagency Service members and personnel. Mr. Thompson acts as the principal advisor to installation senior leaders for civilian workforce development and management while serving as the senior DA Civilian on the installation. Further, he assists the Commanding General as directed with community, academia, industry, and tenant relations, along with coordination of local, state, and federal legislative affairs and strategic communications programs.


  • February 2019 – Present: Deputy to the Commanding General, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
  • February 1989 – February 2019: U.S. Army Officer (Retired from active duty at the rank of Colonel following 30 years of active service)
  • July 2017 – December 2018: Chief of Staff, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA
  • June 2015 – July 2017: Resident Course Faculty, Department of Command, Leadership and Management, U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA
  • July 2013 – July 2015: Director, Capability Development and Integration Directorate, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence, Fort Leonard Wood, MO
  • July 2012 – July 2013: TRADOC Capability Manager—Maneuver Support (TCM-MS), Fort Leonard Wood, MO
  • June 2011 – July 2012: Senior US Advisor to the Deputy Minister of the Interior for Security and National Chief of Uniformed Police, NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan, Kabul


  • BA, Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1989
  • MEd, Adult Education, National-Louis University, 2000
  • MA, Strategic Studies, US Army War College, 2011


  • U.S. Army Senior Leader Seminar – July 2015
  • U.S. Army War College – June 2011
  • U.S. Army Command and General Staff College – June 2001


  • Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Order of the Marechaussee (Silver), Military Police Regimental Association
  • General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army


  • Association of the United States Army
  • Military Police Regimental Association
  • U.S. Army War College Alumni Association