A ceremony honoring the promotion of Michigan Army National Guard Soldier, Paul Rogers to the rank of brigadier general was held Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, at MIARNG Joint Forces Headquarters in Lansing, Mich. Rogers is currently the deputy commander of the 46th Military Police Command.
During the ceremony Rogers, a Calumet native, was promoted by Maj. Gen. Michael White, commander of the 46th MPC. Rogers’ new rank insignia was applied to his uniform by his wife of twenty-five years, Sally and his mother Mary Lou, along with his two sons, Nick and Tim. Rogers’ daughter Katie pinned his new rank to his beret.
Rogers assumed the duties of the 46th MPC deputy commander in December 2014. Prior to that, he served as the 46th MPC chief of staff.
Michigan Army National Guard Soldier, Paul Rogers, receives symbols of his new brigadier general rank from his sons Nick and Tim, during a promotion ceremony held Feb. 20, 2016 at the Michigan National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters in Lansing. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Helen Miller/Released).
Rogers deployed to Iraq in 2005 (Jan. 1 through Dec. 6, 2005), where he served as the battalion commander of the 507th Engineer Battalion, a joint force comprised of 823 Soldiers, 139 Marines, and 114 Airmen. The 507th EB conducted combat operations that included military fixed bridging, offensive assault float bridging, and rafting operations, riverine operations, vertical and horizontal construction, well drilling, asphalt production and paving, and other advanced expertise missions.
Rogers was commissioned an Engineer Second Lieutenant in 1987. He holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, and a Masters in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan.
Rogers is currently the full-time director of the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center at the Detroit Arsenal. The center is the lead organization for Army research and development in manned and unmanned ground vehicle systems.
The Michigan Army National Guard is proud to introduce Brig. Gen. Paul Rogers, who received new rank insignia symbols from members of his family during a promotion ceremony held Feb. 20, 2016 at the Michigan National Guard Joint Forces Headquarters in Lansing. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. 1st Class Helen Miller/Released).
Brig. Gen. Rogers’ military awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Parachutist Badge and the Bronze Order of the de Fleury Medal.
Rogers and his family reside in Farmington Hills.