Brigadier General Joseph A. Marsiglia assumed command of the Medical Readiness and Training Command on Sept. 12, 2020.
A native of Grand Rapids, Michigan, he began his military career as an enlisted Soldier in 1981, attending basic training in Fort Dix, New Jersey and advanced individual training in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. After serving as an enlisted Soldier for six years, he received a direct commission as a Medical Service Corps Officer in 1987.
Brigadier General Marsiglia has commanded at the Detachment, Company, Battalion, and Brigade level and served with units in Michigan, Illinois, Tennessee, Minnesota, Georgia, Florida and Washington, D.C. He has deployed in multiple leadership positions to include Chief of Operations for Task Force Medical East Afghanistan in 2009, Deputy Commander for Task Force Medical Falcon in Kosovo in 2006, and as Executive Officer for the 801st Combat Support Hospital in Kuwait and Iraq in 2003.
Most recently Brigadier General Marsiglia served as the Assistant Surgeon General for Mobilization, Readiness and Army Reserve Affairs as an Individual Mobilization Augmentee (IMA) for the Office of the Surgeon General, as well as serving as the Deputy Commanding General for Army Reserve Medical Command.
A graduate of Grand Valley State University in Allendale, Michigan, where he earned a Bachelors of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Brigadier General Marsiglia is a graduate of the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses in San Antonio, Texas; Combined Arms Services Staff School in Ft Leavenworth Kansas; and the Army Command and General Staff Officers Intermediate Level Education Course. He is also a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Army War College, where he earned a Masters degree in Strategic Studies.
His military awards include the Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan Campaign Medals, the Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Order of Military Medical Merit.
In his civilian capacity, Brigadier General Marsiglia retired as a police officer with 27 years of service. He and his wife Kris reside in Gaylord, Michigan, and have three children, Brittany, Joseph, and Allissa.