Brigadier General Giselle M. Wilz assumed duties as the Commander and Senior Military Representative of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Headquarters in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, in June of 2015. In this capacity, she advises the local authorities on military aspects of security sector reform and commands North Atlantic Treaty Organization forces operating in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This role includes working with the European Union Forces to ensure a stable and secure country and compliance with the General Framework Agreement for Peace (Dayton Peace Agreement).
General Wilz was previously assigned as the Chief of Staff for the North Dakota Army National Guard. A native of Richardton, North Dakota, she began her military career in November of 1983 as a Military Police Officer with the 191st MP Company, Mandan, North Dakota. She was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1986, and has since served in various leadership positions to include platoon leader, detachment commander, company commander, operations officer executive officer, battalion commander, brigade operations officer and brigade commander.
Prior to her current assignment, General Wilz has held a variety of full-time positions within the Army National Guard. Her positions include: counter drug operations, drug demand reduction officer, equal opportunity and labor relations specialist, officer in charge of the 164th Combat Engineer Battalion, counterdrug coordinator, director of military support/ deputy J3, G3 (operations officer) for 141st Maneuver Enhancement Brigades deployment to Kosovo, and the deputy chief of staff for operations for the NDARNG.
General Wilz is a graduate of the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advance Course, Engineer Advance Course, the Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army War College. In addition she has attended several professional management courses to include: Military Support to Civil Authorities Course, Basic Facilitation Course, Federal Labor Mediation Course, Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute’s Equal Opportunity Course, Professional Education Centers Practitioner and Consultant Course, and has instructed several leadership courses.