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John P. Geis


Distinguished Service Medal


        Brigadier General John P. Geis was born 31 January 1947 in Jonesboro, Arkansas. He graduated from Arkansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and received a Regular Army commission through the Reserve Officers Training Corps as a Second Lieutenant in 1969.   He was commissioned as an Ordnance officer with a two-year branch detail in the Infantry. He later received a Master of Arts in Logistics Management from Central Michigan University.

        Brigadier General Geis served in numerous command and staff positions, culminating as Commander, U.S. Army Simulation, Training and Instrumentation Command (STRICOM) and Commander, U.S. Army Armaments, Research Development and Engineering Command (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal.

        Brigadier General Geis is a graduate of the Infantry Officers’ Basic Course, Ordnance Officers’ Advance Course, Army Command and General Staff College and Army War College. Among Brigadier General Geis’ military awards was the Distinguished Service Medal.

        He retired in 2000 after 30 years of service and joined Cypress International, Inc. in Alexandria, Virginia as the Vice President for Combat Vehicles and Armaments.

        General and Mrs. Geis have three children; a son, John Christopher Geis, and two daughters, Jennifer Denise Keller and Stephanie Nicole Geis and three grandchildren, Madeline, Lauren and Hamilton Keller.