His past assignments include:
In the New York Army National Guard, COL Mehling has served as:
COL Mehling is currently the Chief of Staff of the 42ID. COL Mehling has served in Korea, deployed to Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Forge, and served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, Campaign Phases 2 and 3. COL Mehling is a graduate of the Field Artillery Basic and Advanced Courses, and the US Army Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education and Advanced Operations Course.
COL Mehling earned a BS degree from John Carroll University, Cleveland, Ohio and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, National Defense Medal with one Bronze Star, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Korean Defense Service Medal, and the NATO Medal.
He is a member of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara and has also earned the US Army Ranger Tab and the US Army Parachutist Badge.
COL Mehling resides in Ballston Spa, NY with his wife Jennifer, who is a member of the Order of Molly Pitcher, and has four children, William, Elizabeth, Katherine, and Charles.