Colonel Mark Bieger
West Point Chief of Staff
Colonel Mark Bieger was born in Fort Huachuca, AZ. He grew up around the country as his father was a non-commissioned officer in the U.S. Army.
Col. Bieger graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1991 and was commissioned as an infantry officer.
His assignments include Rifle Platoon Leader, Company Executive Officer and Battalion S1 in 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry at Fort Riley, Kansas.
After attending the Infantry Officer Advance Course, he served as the Assistant S3 and A Company Commander for the 1st Battalion, 501st Parachute Infantry Regiment stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska.
In 1999, he joined the 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) where he commanded A Company and served as the Regimental S1.
His next assignment was at Fort Lewis, Washington where he served initially as a Plans Officer for I Corps, then as the Battalion S3 for 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment and finally the Brigade S3 for 1st Brigade (SBCT), 25th Infantry Division. During that assignment he deployed as a member of the Lancer Brigade to Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He then served in the Pentagon as the Aide to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army.
He went back to Fort Lewis where he served as the Battalion Commander of the 4th Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment. During that assignment, his battalion deployed to Western Baghdad in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Col. Bieger served as a member of the faculty and then as a student at the Naval War College.
He then served at Fort Jackson, South Carolina commanding the 171st Infantry Brigade and training our Army’s newest Soldiers.
He spent the next two years as the Chief of Plans in U.S. Central Command contributing to the efforts in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Inherent Resolve.
Most recently, he served as the Executive Officer to the Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific.
Currently, he serves as the Chief of Staff, United States Military Academy at West Point, New York.
Col. Bieger is a graduate of the Ranger and Jumpmaster Schools, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, School of Advanced Military Studies and the Naval War College.
His awards and decorations include the Silver Star, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal.