|United States Army|
|Brigadier General Perry L. Wiggins|
Growing up as a son of an Air Force senior noncommissioned officer, Brigadier General Perry Wiggins lived in a number of locations throughout the world but considers Warner Robins, Georgia as home. He received his commission as an Infantry Lieutenant from Mercer University in 1983.
Brig. Gen Wiggins has served with the Army throughout the United States, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. He is an accomplished aviator and is qualified to fly a number of aircraft in the Army’s inventory. As a Company Commander, he participated in OPERATIONS DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM during the first Gulf War; as Battalion Commander of 1st Battalion 501st Aviation Regiment he participated in OPERATION JOINT GUARDIAN in Kosovo; as a member of the Air Force’s 93rd Air Control Wing he participated in OPERATION DESERT FOX, OPERATION DESERT THUNDER and OPERATION SOUTHERN WATCH; and as a Brigade Commander of the 82d Aviation Brigade, 82d Airborne Division he participated in OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM.
After serving on the Joint Staff in the Pentagon, Brigadier General Wiggins became the Assistant Division Commander for Maneuver, 1st Infantry Division on July 7, 2008. [See related video news story.] On July 17, 2008, Brig. Gen. Wiggins assumed duties as the Acting Commander of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley [See related news story.] On April 15, 2009, BG Wiggins relinquished command of the division to Major General Vincent K. Brooks.
Brigadier General Wiggins is the recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star (with Oak Leaf Cluster) and the Purple Heart, among numerous other awards.
Brigadier General Wiggins is a graduate of the United States Army War College, where he received a Masters of Art in Strategic Studies.
Brigadier General Wiggins is married and has two children.