Maj. Gen. Patrick D. Wilson
Deputy Commanding General
Army National Guard
U.S. Army, Pacific (USARPAC)

Maj. Gen. Patrick D. Wilson

     Maj. Gen. Patrick D. Wilson assumed duties as Deputy Commander (National Guard), United States, Army Pacific (USARPAC), Fort Shafter, Hawaii in April 2007. United States Army, Pacific’s mission is to provide United States Pacific Command (PACOM) trained and ready Forces in support of security operations, from engagement to war fighting, to promote regional stability and ensure successful crisis response or decisive victory. 

     Gen. Wilson began his military service in 1976 as an enlisted Soldier. He attended the Utah Military Academy’s Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in 1979. Prior to his assignment at USARPAC, he served as the Commander of I Corps Artillery at Camp Williams, Utah. He concurrently served as the Deputy Commanding General (ARNG) at the United States Army Field Artillery School from April 2006 until November 2006. He was responsible for the deployment and recovery of numerous organic artillery units to include Battery and Battalion sized combat forces in support of Operation Enduring and Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served as the Joint Task Force Fire Support Coordinating Officer (JFSCOORD) for numerous international exercises.

     Gen. Wilson served as the Downtown Task Force Commander for the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City interacting with various federal and state agencies in augmenting security forces for a variety of Olympic venues and supporting events. During his time at USARPAC he has worked with JTF-HD involving DSCA, Homeland Defense and Security issues, lead the Disaster Management Exchange with China, worked with GPOI events, and participated in numerous national and international events. Gen. Wilson commanded at the Battery, Battalion, Regional Training Site, and Corps Artillery levels.


  • 1978 Southern Utah State College - BS Degree - Accounting (Currently Southern Utah University)
  • 2001 Army War College - MS Degree - Strategic Studies
  • Field Artillery Officer Basic Course
  • Field Artillery Officer Advance Course
  • US Army Command & General Staff College
  • US Army War College
  • Joint Targeting Staff Course
  • Joint Command Training Course


  1. Jun 79 - Jul 79, Platoon Leader, Air Defense Section, 2nd Battalion, 222 Field Artillery, Cedar City, Utah
  2. Jul 79 - Sep 80, Assistant Executive Officer, C Battery, 2nd Battalion 222 Field Artillery, Manti, Utah
  3. Sep 80 - Jul 81, Assistant Executive Officer, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 222 Field Artillery, Richfield, Utah
  4. Jul 81 - Jul 84, Executive Officer, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 222 Field Artillery, Richfield, Utah
  5. Jul 84 - Jul 87, Battery Commander, A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 222 Field Artillery, Richfield, Utah
  6. Jul 87 - Aug 87, Communications and Electronics Staff Officer, 2nd Battalion, 222 Field Artillery, Cedar City, Utah
  7. Aug 87 - Oct 89, S-2, 2nd Battalion, 222 Field Artillery, Cedar City, Utah
  8. Oct 89 - Jul 92, S-3, 2nd Battalion, 222 Field Artillery, Cedar City, Utah
  9. Jul 92 - Jan 94, Operations Officer, I Corps Artillery, Salt Lake City, Utah
  10. Jan 94 - Jul 95, G-2, I Corps Artillery, Salt Lake City, Utah
  11. Jul 95 - Jun 97, Commander, 2nd Battalion, 222 Field Artillery, Cedar City, Utah
  12. Jun 97 - May 98, Deputy Chief of Staff, State Area Command, Salt Lake City, Utah
  13. May 98 - Mar 01, Commander, 640th Regional Training Institute, Riverton, Utah
  14. Mar 01 – Apr 07, Commander, I Corps Artillery, Riverton, Utah
  15. Apr 06 - Nov 06, Deputy Commanding General, United States Army Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma
  16. Apr 07 – Present, Deputy Commanding General, Army National Guard, United States Army Pacific, Fort Shafter, Hawaii


  • Legion of Merit
  • Meritorious Service Medal
  • Army Commendation Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters)
  • Army Achievement Medal (with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster)
  • Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (with 1 Oak Silver Cluster)
  • National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Star)
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Humanitarian Service Medal
  • Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Gold Hour Glass)
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon
  • 2LT ARNG 25 Jun 79
  • 1LT ARNG 24 Jun 82
  • CPT ARNG 16 Aug 84
  • MAJ ARNG 07 Dec 89
  • Lt. Col. ARNG 13 Jan 94
  • Col. ARNG 25 Sep 98
  • Brig. Gen. (Line) ARNG 21 Mar 02
  • Maj. Gen. (Line) ARNG 11 Apr 07

(Current as of March 2009)


USARPAC postures and prepares the force for unified land operations, responds to threats, sustains and protects the force, and builds military relationships that develop partner defense capacity in order to contribute to a stable and secure U.S. Pacific Command area of responsibility.


General Vincent K. Brooks Commanding General

Vincent K. Brooks

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