Colonel William E. Geesey
Commander, U.S. Army Medical Materiel
Development Activity
Colonel William E. Geesey, a distinguished
military graduate from the University of
Southern California, where he completed
ROTC and was first in his class. He was
commissioned in the Infantry in 1989 and
later transferred to the Medical Service Corps.
With more than 30 years of active, reserve
and National Guard service, Colonel Geesey
has held a wide variety of leadership positions
in medical logistics, medical information
technology and healthcare administration.
Early in his career, Colonel Geesey had multiple assignments with the 82nd Airborne
Division. In 1998, he was selected to serve as the Project Manager for the TriService Medical Logistics automated information system for medical echelon I/II
units with the Defense Medical Logistics Standard Support (DMLSS) Program. Colonel
Geesey has served tours in the Office of The Surgeon General's Directorate of
Logistics and as Chief, Medical Plans, Operations and Policy, Headquarters
Department of the Army, G-4. He served two tours in Korea, first as Executive
Officer, 52nd Medical Battalion, and then as Chief, Logistics Division/S-4, 121st
Combat Support Hospital. He later served as a Deputy Commander for the Armed
Forces Research Institute of Medical Sciences (AFRIMS) in Bangkok, Thailand.
Following his assignment at AFRIMS, Colonel Geesey served four years as the
Command Select List Product Manager for the Medical Communications for Combat
Casualty Care (MC4) program. He then returned to AFRIMS serving for three years
as commander. His assignments have included numerous operational deployments to
include Operations Enduring and Iraqi Freedom.
Colonel Geesey's awards and honors include the Legion of Merit (second award),
Meritorious Service Medal (seventh award), Army Commendation Medal (seventh
award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (second award),
Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Army Staff
Identification Badge, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, and the Order of Military
Medical Merit. In 1998, Colonel Geesey was selected as a General Douglas MacArthur
Leadership Award Winner. While serving as an enlisted Infantryman, he was selected
as the United States Army Forces Command Soldier of the Year in 1986.
Colonel Geesey earned a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors and a Master of
Public Administration degree, both from the University of Southern California. He
also earned master's degrees in Computer Resources & Information Management
and Strategic Studies. Colonel Geesey is a graduate of the Army War College, and
the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He is a certified Army
Acquisition Corps officer and maintains acquisition certification in Program
Management, Information Technology, and Science and Technology Management, as
well as certification from the American Hospital Association as a Certified Materials
and Resource Professional.
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Colonel William E. Geesey, Commander, US Army