Brigadier General Garrick M. Harmon is a native of Hutchinson, Kansas. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1992 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Field Artillery. BG Harmon has a Bachelor of Science in European History and Russian Language from West Point, a Master of Arts in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Studies from Harvard University, and Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.
BG Harmon has served in numerous command and staff positions in the United States of America and Europe. Prior to his current assignment in Moscow, he served as Deputy Director, Strategy, Plans, and Policy, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7, Headquarters, Department of the Army. He previously served as the Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, Tbilisi, Georgia; Army Attaché, Moscow, Russia; Deputy Foreign Policy Advisor to the Chief of Staff of the Army; and Deputy Director, CJ-5, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command- Afghanistan, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. BG Harmon also served in the NATO Land Component Command, Madrid, Spain, as the Army Attaché in Tallinn, Estonia, and in the Defense Threat Reduction Agency.
BG Harmon’s military education includes the U.S. Army War College, Joint and Combined Warfighting School, Command and General Staff College, Defense Language Institute, Defense Institute of Security Assistance Management, and the Joint Military Attaché School. His awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, the Airborne and Air Assault Badges, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
He is married to the former Nichelle Hogan of Hutchinson, Kansas. They have three children: Elyse (21), Caleb (17), and Elena (13).