Maj. Gen. John F. Hussey

Commanding General, 200th Military Police Command

Maj. Gen. John F. Hussey enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in June 1984.  He served with the Marine Corps Reserve until 1986 when he joined the New York Army National Guard. He served in the National Guard and attended OCS, graduating in 1988 and branched as a Military Police Officer.

He served as a Platoon Leader in Desert Storm and Company Commander with the 442nd MP Company. In February 1997, Maj. Gen. Hussey transferred to the 353rd Civil Affairs Command, USAR and deployed as the Battalion Executive Officer to Bosnia. He commanded the 306th MP Battalion at the Abu Ghraib Prison, Iraq 2005. Upon his return from Iraq he accepted command of the 411th Civil Affairs Battalion. In July of 2008 he redeployed back to Iraq as the Deputy J5 of a Joint Task Force from the US Joint Special Operations Command. Maj. Gen. Hussey subsequently served as the Commander of the 3rd BDE Civil Affairs/Psychological Operations where he was responsible for providing transitional and career enhancement training to Soldiers and Marines in the career fields of Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations. He returned to the 353rd Civil Affairs Command where he served as the Chief of Staff. Maj. Gen. Hussey accepted a position in Afghanistan as a Task Force Commander responsible for detention operations at the Parwan Detention Facility. He then served as the Deputy Commander of Combined Joint Interagency Task Force 435.  Upon his return from Afghanistan, he was appointed as the Chief of Operations at the 353rd Civil Affairs Command. Maj. Gen. Hussey was appointed the Commander of the Great Lakes Training Division in Fort Sheridan, IL where he was responsible for conducting mission command training at battalion and higher echelons. After completion of his duty at Great Lakes he served as the Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force Guantanamo.

 Maj. Gen. Hussey has completed the U.S. Army Military Police Officer Basic Course and Advanced Course, Psychological Operations Course, Civil Affairs Advanced Course, Combined Arms Service Staff School (CAS3), Command and General Staff College, the Air War College, and the US Army War College. He is also a graduate of the Capstone Course.

Maj. Gen. Hussey holds a Baccalaureate Degree in Criminal Justice from Iona College. He has also earned a PhD in Criminal Justice and been awarded five Master's Degrees, to include a Master's Degree in Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College.  Maj. Gen. Hussey has published several articles concerning detention operations and rule of law operations.

Maj. Gen. Hussey’s awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal with 2 OLC, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with 7 OLC, Army Commendation Medal with 3 OLC, Army Achievement Medal, Combat Action Badge, Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge, the German Armed Forces Efficiency Badge (Silver), and the Royal Netherlands and German Army Parachute Badges.

Maj. Gen. Hussey retired from his civilian career after 34 years of service, culminating as a Chief Clerk in the Unified Court System of New York State. He and his wife Janice are the proud parents of three adult children, two of whom are currently serving in the US Military.