Defense Superior Service Medal
A native of Sikeston, Missouri, Brigadier General Glenn Hagler served three years an enlisted combat medical specialist before commissioning from Arkansas State University in 1988. He currently serves at the National Guard Bureau as a special assistant to the Director of the Army National Guard, focusing on force structure, operations and training.
Originally commissioned as reserve officer in the Corps of Engineers, he served nearly two years as a platoon leader in HHC and C CO, 875th Engineer Battalion, Arkansas Army National Guard. He transferred to the Missouri National Guard and the Military Police Corps in late 1989 .He deployed with the 1137th MP Company to Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1991. General Hagler joined the full-time National Guard force and has served in several key positions since that time including, Training Officer for the 175th MP BN, Provost Marshal for a Joint Task Force deployed to Panama, and began his initial service at National Guard Bureau in Washington, DC working in the Operations Division.
While at NGB, he served in several key positions including the strategic war plans officer in the joint operational war plans division, where he coordinated and briefed war plans to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the SECDEF and the President of the United States. General Hagler commanded the 175th MP BN, deploying to Kosovo in 2003-04, and then served as the chief of plans for the National Guard Bureau’s Operations Division in Washington. He served as Brigade Commander for 70th Troop Command, as well as the Director of Joint Operations and the Chief of Staff for the MO National Guard.
General Hagler deployed to Afghanistan in 2014-2015 as a senior security advisor as part of the International Security and Assistance Force (ISAF). He is a graduate of Command and General Staff College and the National War College. He received MS degree in administration from Central Michigan University and an MS degree in national security strategy from the National Defense University in Washington DC. Brigadier General Hagler is the recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Bronze Star Medal, as well as numerous other awards and decorations. He lives with his wife and two sons in the Washington, D.C. area.