Major General Michael S. Repass is Commander of the U.S. Army Special Forces Command (Airborne). He was the executive officer to the commanding general of U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army. Repass has commanded the 1st Battalion, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), forward-stationed in Okinawa, Japan. He was then assigned to U.S. Special Operations Command as the Chief, Ground Branch, Special Actions Division. He commanded the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), which included commanding the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force-Arabian Peninsula during two combat tours of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Repass’s assignments include: mechanized infantry platoon leader and executive officer in the 5th Infantry Division (Mechanized) at Fort Polk, La.; commander of an Operational Detachment-Alpha, assistant operations officer, and company executive officer in the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C.; company commander and brigade assistant operations officer in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, K.Y.; host nation support plans officer and executive officer, U.S. Army Element at Headquarters, Central Army Group (NATO), Heidelberg, Germany; company commander and battalion operations officer, 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), followed by duty as the 10th Special Forces Group operations officer and later executive officer at Fort Carson, CO.
Repass received a bachelor’s degree in science from the USMA in 1980 and a master’s degree in strategic studies in 2003. His Military schooling includes the Infantry Officer Basic and Advance Courses, Ranger, Airborne and Air Assault Schools, Special Forces Qualification, Psychological Operations, Civil Affairs, and Regional Studies Courses, the Command and General Staff Officer’s Course, and the U.S. Army War College. He has earned the Combat and Expert Infantryman’s Badge, Parachutist?s and Air Assault badges, and Ranger and Special Forces tabs. His awards include: the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars, two Joint Meritorious Service Medals, four Meritorious Service Medals, five Army Commendation Medals, one Joint Service Achievement Medal, and two Army Achievement Medals.