Brigadier General (PA) Michael G. Gould
Brigadier General (PA) Michael G. Gould was appointed deputy adjutant general - Veterans Affairs on June 2, 2010. In this position, he supervises the administration of assistance programs for one million veterans and their dependents as well as the operation of the commonwealth’s six veteran’s homes.
General Gould was commissioned in May 1981 from the United States Military Academy as a lieutenant in the infantry. His assignments include the 2nd, 9th, 10th, and 25th Infantry Divisions, Staff and Faculty at the United States Military Academy, Senior Mentor at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Deputy Commander of the Army’s Initial Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Chief of Transformation, US Army Alaska, Director of the Joint and Multi-National Initiatives, US Army War College, and Senior Advisor to the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. General Gould has commanded from platoon through battalion level and was a brigade command select.
General Gould is a graduate of the Infantry Officers Basic and Career Courses, the Command and General Staff College, and the Army’s War College. He holds Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from the United States Military Academy, and a Master of Science in Military Strategy from the Army’s War College. His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2nd award), Meritorious Service Medal (8th award), the Army Commendation Medal (6th award), the Army Achievement Medal, the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, the National Defense Medal, the Global War on Terror Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Overseas Ribbon and the Army Service Ribbon. He is also Air Assault, Airborne, and Ranger qualified.
General Gould and his wife Patty reside in Carlisle, PA. They have three children.