Brigadier General Milford Beagle Jr.
Brigadier General Milford Beagle Jr., became the 51st Commanding General for the U.S. Army Training Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command on 22 June 2018. BG Beagle is responsible for annually transforming 47,000 civilian volunteers into Soldiers who are disciplined, fit, grounded in Army values, and combat ready. He also serves as the Senior Commander of Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Prior to his arrival at Fort Jackson, BG Beagle served as the Deputy Commanding General for Support, 10th Mountain Division (Light), Fort Drum, New York– forward deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, Kuwait, from 2017-2018
Throughout his career, BG Beagle has led and commanded troops at every echelon in the Army from platoon to division from 1991-2018. He has soldiered with five regiments, the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard), the 6th Infantry, the 9th Infantry, 35th Infantry and the 41st Infantry Regiment, and with five divisions, the 2nd Infantry Division, the 2nd Armored Division, the 5th Infantry Division, the 10th Mountain Division (Light), and the 25th Infantry Division.
His key staff assignments include service as a planner and operations officer at battalion and brigade level, and as Chief Plans Branch, G3, Eighth Army, Republic of Korea, from 2003-2004. On the Joint and Army Staff, he served as the Joint Strategic Planner and later Executive Assistant to the Director, J-7, Joint Staff, in Washington, DC, from 2006-2008, Deputy Director, Army Staff, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, from 2010-2011, Chief, J-5, Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization, Washington, DC, 2012-2014, and Executive Officer to the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, Washington, DC, from 2016-2017.
BG Beagle’s combat and operational experience include Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq from 2004-2005 and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, from 2010-2011.
BG Beagle is a native of Enoree, South Carolina, and received his commission in the Infantry after graduating from South Carolina State University in 1990 as a distinguished military graduate.
He also holds two master’s degrees from Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, and the United States Army School of Advanced Military Studies from Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
His awards and badges include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (third award), Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (second award) and the Meritorious Service Medal (fifth award). He also earned the Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Ranger Tab, Pathfinder Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
Brigadier General Beagle is married and has two children.