GEN (R) Dennis Reimer
A Lifetime of Service to the Nation
Dennis J. Reimer is a native of Medford, Oklahoma and a 1962 Graduate of the United States Military Academy. General Reimer served 37 years in the
United States Army retiring as the 33rd Chief of Staff U.S. Army in 1999.
Reimer’s career in the U.S. Army spanned the era between Vietnam and the military transformation that started at the end of the Cold War. A two tour veteran of Vietnam Reimer spent over eight years of this time overseas. As a Major he served as the Aide-de-Camp for the then Chief of Staff Army
General Creighton W. Abrams.
He has commanded at all levels from Company to Army and rounded out his leadership experience with staff assignments at various levels primarily in the operations field. In 1982 Reimer was selected for promotion to Brigadier General. His next three assignments were Commander III Corp Artillery Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Operations Officer in the Republic of Korea and Commanding General Fourth Infantry Division at Fort Carson. In 1988 he was selected for promotion to Lieutenant General and served as the Plans and Operations Officer for the Army during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm. Upon completion of that assignment he was selected for promotion and assigned as the Vice Chief of Staff for the United States Army in 1990. In 1995 he was selected as the 33rd Chief of Staff United States Army and subsequent to that served as the Commanding General Forces Command and was responsible for all Army active and reserve components forces in the United States.
General Reimer is currently retired and resides in Arlington, VA with his wife Mary Jo.