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Major General Michael J. Turley
The Adjutant General
Utah National Guard


Maj. Gen. Michael J. Turley, a West Jordan resident, enlisted as a United States Marine in 1985 and was commissioned a U.S. Army Engineer Officer in 1997 after graduating from Army Officer Candidate School. His most recent assignment was commander, 204th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade. Prior to this assignment, he was deputy director, Joint Training and Exercises Directorate-J7 and Chief-Joint Resources and Readiness Division-J74, NORAD and U.S. Northern Command. He was also a U.S. Army War College Fellow in Residence, National Security Affairs Fellow at the Hoover Institution-Stanford University for the academic years 2016-2017.

Command Sergeant Major Spencer D. Nielsen

Senior Enlisted Leader

Utah National Guard


Command Sgt. Maj. Spencer D. Nielsen began his military career in the Utah Army National Guard enlisting as a cannon-fire-direction specialist with Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion, 140th Field Artillery in Fillmore, Utah. He attended basic training and advanced individual training in 1994 at Fort Sill, Okla. His first active-duty position was as a unit training NCO for Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion 145th Field Artillery in 1998. Since then, he has served in the 65th Field Artillery Brigade; 97th Troop Command; 640th Regiment, Regional Training Institute; and UTNG Joint Forces Headquarters. He deployed twice in support of the Global War on Terrorism: Operation Noble Eagle from August 2003 through July 2004, and Operation Iraqi Freedom from June 2007 through June 2008.

Chief Warrant Officer 5 William Erickson
Command Chief Warrant Officer
Utah National Guard


Erickson joined Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 140th Field Artillery, “Animals,” as a cannon crewmember in March 1986, and has been an active member of the Utah National Guard since. He deployed in support of Operation Noble Eagle in 2002 to Tooele, Utah; in support of Hurricane Rita relief in Louisiana in 2005; and for Operation Enduring Freedom to Herat, Afghanistan in 2013.

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