A native of Vincennes, Indiana, Colonel Michael Grundman was commissioned in 1995 with a basic branch of infantry through the Indiana University Reserve Officer Training Corps, and is currently assigned as the Commander, Camp Atterbury, Indiana.
Col. Grundman earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University and is a Distinguished Graduate of the U.S. Army War College, earning a Masters of Strategic Studies degree in 2020.
Col. Grundman’s operational experience includes three tours in Iraq and Afghanistan with assignments as an infantry battalion operations officer where he participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom's invasion and counterinsurgency campaign, a battlefield surveillance brigade operations officer during Operation New Dawn, and Senior Advisor to the Afghan 215th Corps during Operation Resolute Support.
Col. Grundman previously commanded 2nd Battalion -151st Infantry and the 138th Regiment (Combat Arms). His awards include the Bronze Star with two oak leaf clusters, Meritorious Service Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, Army Commendation Medal with 4 oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 5 oak leaf clusters, and the Combat Infantryman Badge.