Brig. Gen. MICHAEL B. LALOR
Brig. Gen. Michael B. Lalor assumed the duties as the Commanding General, U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, Army Materiel Command on July 19, 2023.
The command employs thousands of people worldwide and oversees a $30 billion budget annually. In addition to the command staff at the headquarters located at the Detroit Arsenal, Brig. Gen. Lalor oversees activities at the Integrated Logistics Support Center, four depots, two arsenals, the Army’s ground equipment supply chain, life cycle management, and sustainment efforts affecting active-duty Army units around the world.
Brig. Gen. Lalor served as the Chief of Ordnance and Commandant, U.S. Army Ordnance School from July 2021-2023. Prior to taking command of the Ordnance School, Brig. Gen. Lalor led the Army Medical Logistics Command from its activation in September 2019 to July 2021. In August 2020, he was the Executive Director for the Enterprise Business Systems, Multi-Functional Capabilities Team (EBS-MFCT), driving the Army's EBS-Convergence modernization mission. He lead the EBS-MFCT as the 43rd Chief of Ordnance.
During his career, Brig. Gen. Lalor commanded formations at the company, battalion, and brigade level in Afghanistan: as Company Commander, Headquarters and A Company, 210th Forward Support Battalion, 2nd BCT, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, New York, and Operation Enduring Freedom (2003); Battalion Commander, 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd BCT, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, New York, and Task Force Spartan, Operation Enduring Freedom (2013- 2014); and Brigade Commander, 1st Armored Division Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support (2017).
He also deployed as an M1A1 Tank Platoon Leader with 1st Battalion, 37th Armor, 1st BCT, 1st Armored Division, Friedberg, Germany and Operation Joint Endeavor, Bosnia and Herzegovina (1996) and as a Division Logistics Planner with the 10th Mountain Division (LI), Multi-National Division Center and South, Operation Iraqi Freedom (2008-2009).
Brig. Gen. Lalor completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Scranton. He earned master's degrees from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; the School of Advanced Military Studies, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; and the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Brig. Gen. Lalor's awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with two oak leaf clusters), the Bronze Star Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), the Meritorious Service Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), NATO Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Parachute Rigger Badge.