SFC Geig was born on October 13, 1975, in Barberton, Ohio. He attended high school at Norton High in Norton, Ohio. He enlisted in the Army on April 13, 1995 and attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina; where he was awarded the MOS of 63B (Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic). In 1999, SFC Geig re-classed to 31B (Military Police Officer).
His military education includes: Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic School, Recovery School, NBC Defense Course, Military Police School, Air Assault Course, Combat Communications Course, Warrior Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader’s Course, Army Combatives Level 1, Total Army Instructor Course, Drill Sergeant School, Master Resiliency Trainer, and Warrior First Responder Course.
Previous assignments include: HHC 3-8 Cavalry Fort Hood, TX (Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic and Recovery Specialist); Charlie Co., 302nd Forward Support Battalion, Camp Casey, Korea (Light Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic and Recovery Specialist); HHC 16th Signal Battalion, Fort Hood, TX (Shop Foreman); 838th Military Police Company, Ohio Army National Guard, Youngstown, OH (Military Police Team Leader); 209th Military Police Company, 519th Military Police Battalion, Fort Polk, LA (Military Police Squad Leader); Charlie Co., 2/60th Infantry Battalion, Fort Jackson, SC (Drill Sergeant); Delta Co., 120th Adjutant General Battalion, Fort Jackson, SC (Drill Sergeant) HHC 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, Fort Drum, NY (Operations NCOIC and Military Police Platoon Sergeant); SFAAT Team #11, 1-87th Infantry Battalion, Fort Drum, NY (Team NCOIC), CCP (Contingency Command Post) SETAF, Vicenza, Italy, (Senior Security NCOIC); and currently 17th Military Police Detachment, Fort Jackson, SC (Current Operations NCO).
SFC Geig’s awards include: Bronze Star Medal (BSM), Meritorious Service Medal (MSM), Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM)(2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (AAM)(6OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal (AGCM)(4th Award), Army Reserve Commendation Medal (ARCAM), National Defense Service Medal (NDSM)(1 Bronze Star), Korea Defense Service Medal (KDSM), Iraqi Campaign Medal (ICM)(1 Campaign Star), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal (GWTSM), Humanitarian Service Medal (HSM), Armed Forces Reserve Medal (AFRM)(Mobilized), NCO Professional Development Ribbon (NOPDR)(Numeral 2), Army Service Ribbon (ASR), Overseas Service Ribbon (OSR)(1 Bronze Star), Meritorious Unit Citation (MUC), Drill Sergeant Identification Badge (DSIDBAD), Combat Action Badge (CAB), Air Assault Badge (AIR ASLT), Driver/Mechanic’s Badge (DVR/MECH). Audie Murphey Medallion.
SFC Geig’s personal achievements include selection to the Commandants List at the Advance Leaders Course and Drill Sergeant’s Course. He has been recognized for his art by: Interview on FOX 7 News, Article in The Mountaineer, Commission for the 519th Military Police BN, the 91st Military Police BN, Mental Health Association of Jefferson County, NY and two book covers.
SFC Geig is married to Amber Geig and has 5 children: Alyse (one grandchild, Miles) , Savannah, Nicholas, David, and Izzabel. His hobbies include: pencil drawing, volunteering, motorcycling, building furniture, and spending time with his family.