Kevin GeissDeputy Assistant Secretary for Energy
U.S. Air Force
Dr. Kevin T. Geiss, a member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Energy, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Installations, Environment and Logistics, Washington, D.C. Dr. Geiss is responsible for providing oversight and direction for all matters pertaining to the formulation, review, and execution of plans, policies, programs, and budgets for the effective and efficient use of energy to support the global Air Force mission.
Dr. Geiss enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve in 1986 and served in field artillery, communications and military police units during his service. He spent nine years as a defense contractor supporting Air Force research programs at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. He began his civilian career with the Air Force in 2002 in the Human Effectiveness Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson AFB. He was then detailed to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he performed policy and budget review of Department of Defense science and technology programs and resolved policy and funding issues with the Office of Management and Budget. He was also responsible for leading interagency policy committees on national and homeland security.
In 2008, Dr. Geiss joined the Department of the Army as the Program Director for Energy Security. He was responsible for the development and implementation of the Army Energy Security strategy through coordination across all Army Headquarters staff and Secretariat offices. Dr. Geiss led the Army Energy Security program to address power and energy issues for the facilities and installations domain, in weapon systems, and for contingency operations.