Major General Michael James Holden is a fictional character from the Lifetime television series Army Wives, portrayed by Brian McNamara.
|First Appearances||"A Tribe is Born" (episode 1.01)|
|Created by||Katherine Fugate|
|Portrayed by||Brian McNamara|
|Full name||Michael James Holden|
|Occupation|| Division commander |
Former: Position at NATO in Brussels (few months)
|Spouse(s)||Claudia Joy Holden (deceased, wife; 2 children)|
|Children|| Amanda Holden (daughter; with Claudia Joy; deceased) |
Emmalin Holden (daughter; with Claudia Joy)
|Relatives|| Sara Elizabeth Burton (goddaughter, via Roland and Joan) |
Molly Victoria Sherwood (goddaughter, via Frank and Denise)
|Residence||Fort Marshall, South Carolina|
Fictional biographyEditMichael has been married to Claudia Joy Holden for 20 years. They met while Claudia Joy was studying at Harvard University and after Michael had graduated from United States Military Academy, West Point.
Michael and Claudia Joy have two teenage daughters, Amanda Joy and Emmalin Jane . Amanda was killed in a bombing that took place during the first season's finale.
He enjoys fishing and hunting.
Michael and Claudia have 3 daughters:
Amanda Joy Holden
Claudia Michelle Holden
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Michael currently holds the rank of Major General and is post commander of Fort Marshall. Despite being initially passed over due to false allegations of racism, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General after General Baker retired following an aneurysm. After one year of being Brigadier General, Michael was offered a job at NATO in Brussels. He accepted, but shortly returned to Fort Marshall for family and was offered an even better job. He received his second star at the end of Season 3.
He is a highly decorated soldier holding various awards:
- Legion of Merit
- Bronze Star Medal
- Meritorious Service Medal
- Joint Service Commendation Medal
- Army Commendation Medal
- Army Achievement Medal
- Army of Occupation Medal
- National Defense Service Medal
- Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
- Southwest Asia Service Medal
- Kosovo Campaign Medal
- Iraq Campaign Medal
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- Army Service Ribbon
- Nato Kosovo Medal
- Saudi Arabia Medal for the Liberation of Kuwait
- Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait Medal