Major General Darren L. Werner Biography

About Major General Darren L. Werner (USA)

  • Commanding General
  • United States Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command
  • 6501 East Eleven Mile Road, Warren, Michigan 48397-5000
Rank Date
Major General 25 Feb 21
Brigadier General 2 Dec 17


Maj. Gen. Darren L. Werner took on the role of Commanding General, of U.S. Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command, Army Materiel Command on June 12, 2020.

Under his leadership, the command oversees a $30 billion annual budget and employs numerous personnel worldwide. In addition to managing the command staff at the Detroit Arsenal headquarters, Maj. Gen. Werner is responsible for supervising activities at the Integrated Logistics Support Center, four depots, two arsenals, the Army’s ground equipment supply chain, life cycle management, and sustainment efforts impacting active-duty Army units across the globe.

Before assuming this position, Maj. Gen. Werner held significant General Officer assignments, including serving as Commanding General of the 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command at Fort Hood, Texas, and as Director of Strategic Logistics Integration (G-4/5/7) at the Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4, United States Army, in Washington, D.C.

His impressive career also includes commanding the 16th Sustainment Brigade, 21st Theater Sustainment Command, during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM in Afghanistan, and commanding the 4th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, during OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM in Iraq.

Maj. Gen. Werner’s journey began when he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant through the Army Reserve Officer Training Corps at Central Michigan University in 1988. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1989 and later pursued higher education, obtaining a master’s degree in human resources from Webster University, Missouri, and a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Throughout his distinguished career, he has served in various locations abroad, including Germany, Jordan, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Korea.

Maj. Gen. Werner’s accolades and badges include the Legion of Merit (with four bronze oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with one silver oak leaf cluster and one bronze oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (with one bronze oak leaf cluster), Parachutist Badge, and Army Staff Identification Badge.

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