Commanding General, Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill US Army
MG Wilson A. Shoffner graduated from the United States Military Academy
in 1988 with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Relations. He
holds a Master of Military Art and Science degree from the School of
Advanced Military Studies and a Master of Arts degree in National
Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College.
MG Shoffner’s command experience includes: B Battery, 3rd Battalion,
319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne
Field Artillery Regiment, and the 18th Fires Brigade. Operational
deployments include: Saudi Arabia and Iraq during Operation Desert
Shield and Operation Desert Storm, and Afghanistan in 2003 as the Chief
of Plans, 82d Airborne Division during Operation Enduring Freedom. As a
Battalion Commander, he deployed to New Orleans in 2005 as part of Joint
Task Force Katrina, and in 2007 deployed to Baghdad, Iraq where 2-319th
was employed as a maneuver task force as part of the “surge” during
Operation Iraqi Freedom.
From 2003-2005, MG Shoffner served as the Deputy Chief of Plans for the
NATO Allied Rapid Reaction Corps, then located in Rheindalen, Germany.
As a Colonel, he served as the Army’s liaison to the U.S. House of
Representatives. General Officer assignments include: Deputy Commanding
General-Support, 1st Armored Division, Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7,
Army Training and Doctrine Command, and Deputy Chief of
Staff-Communications, NATO Resolute Support Mission Afghanistan. He most
recently served on the Army Staff in the Pentagon as Director, Army
Talent Management Task Force, and Director of Operations, Army Rapid
MG Shoffner’s awards and decorations include: Defense Superior Service
Medal, Legion of Merit (3), Bronze Star Medal (1), Defense Meritorious
Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Joint Service Commendation
Medal, Army Commendation Medal (1), Joint Service Achievement Medal,
Army Achievement Medal (2), Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraq Campaign
Medal, GWOT Service Medal, GWOT Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian
Service Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Valorous Unit Award, Kuwait
Liberation Medals, and the Master Parachutist Badge.
MG Shoffner is married to the former Carron Charney of Lansing, MI and has one daughter, Kristin.