Major General Joseph A. Marsiglia assumed command of the 3d Medical Command (Deployment Support) on Sept. 18, 2022.
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.
Major 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 Major General Marsiglia served as the Commanding General of Medical Readiness and Training Command (MRTC) and was the prior 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 Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Criminal Justice. Major 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 Master’s degree in Strategic Studies.
His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2 awards), Meritorious Service Medal (3 awards), Army Commendation Medal (7 awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (2 awards), the Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan Campaign Medals, the Army Staff Identification Badge, and the Order of Military Medical Merit.
In his civilian capacity, Major General Marsiglia retired as a police officer with 27 years of service. He spent the following 4 years with a non-profit as a housing resource specialist working with homeless and at-risk Veterans. He and his wife Kris reside in Gaylord, Michigan, and have three children, Brittany, Joseph, and Allissa.