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General Dennis Reimer
(USA, Retired, USMA 1962)

Expertise
Leading large organizations, managing change, strategic planning, crisis management, synchronizing policy and execution, leader development

Experience
General Dennis J. Reimer graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1962 and was commissioned in the Field Artillery. He has held numerous command and staff positions throughout 37 years of active service to include serving as the 33rd Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.

General Reimer has a variety of experience in establishing policy and turning it into execution as well as crisis management at the highest levels in our government.

General Reimer served as a Battalion Advisor with Military Assistance Command in Vietnam; Company Commander with the U.S. Army Training Center at Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion Executive Officer and Operations Officer in the 9th Infantry Division in Vietnam; Battalion Commander in the 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colorado and Commander of Division Artillery with the 8th Infantry Division in Germany. He served as Aide De Camp to General Creighton Abrams the Army Chief of Staff from 1972-1974 and graduated from the Army War College in1979. He also served as Chief of Staff of the 8th Infantry Division; Commander III Corps Artillery at Ft Sill, OK; C/J/G-3 of the Combined Forces Command in Korea; Commanding General of the 4th Infantry Division; U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations and Plans during Operation Desert Storm; U.S. Army Vice Chief of Staff and Commanding General, Forces Command.

After his retirement from active duty in 1999, General Reimer became the first Director of the National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism in Oklahoma City. In 2005, Reimer became the President of DFI Government Services in Washington, D.C. He retired from that position in 2009. He currently serves as Chairman American Armed Forces Mutual Aid Association and President Army Emergency Relief Association.

Publications/Awards
33rd Chief of Staff U.S. Army and Member of Joint Chiefs of Staff; Numerous Military Awards (U.S. and Foreign); Member- Oklahoma Hall of Fame Distinguished Graduate United States Military Academy; Published “Leadership Doctrine--Turning Challenge into Opportunity” in Military Review May-June 1999. Throughout his over 40 years of service to our Nation General Reimer has given numerous speeches and participated on a number of panels discussing various aspects of National Security and Leadership.

Education
MBA, Shippensburg State College, Shippensburg, PA
U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA
U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, KS 
BS, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY

Organizations
President, Army Emergency Relief
Board of Directors, Mutual of America
Board of Trustees, Association of US Army Board of Directors, Global Food Exchange Board of Directors, Integrated Nano Technology

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Leadership Quote

"Leaders don't have bad days...you have to keep cheering your people on, play hurt when necessary, and always be optimistic."
General Dennis Reimer


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