Colonel George J. DeSimone
Deputy Commander, New York Guard
** Colonel DeSimone also currently serves as Acting Commander of the New York Guard.
Colonel DeSimone’s military service began in 1970 when he enlisted in the New York Army National Guard. He attended the Empire State Military Academy Officer Candidate School and was commissioned in 1978. After serving in company, battalion and brigade staff and command positions, Colonel DeSimone served as Deputy Commander of the 53rd Troop Command. Following the 9/11 disaster, COL DeSimone served as the Commander of Joint Task Force Empire Shield which provides security for public transportation in New York.
COL DeSimone retired from the New York Army National Guard in 2008 and the same year, was commissioned in the New York Guard. His assignments include: Commander of the 51st Regiment, Commander of the 88th Brigade, Chief of Staff NY Guard and Deputy Commander of the New York Guard. He was appointed Acting Commander of the New York Guard in August 2016.
COL DeSimone was employed as a New York City Firefighter and retired as a Lieutenant in 2003 with over 25 years of service. COL DeSimone also worked as an Adjunct Professor at New York University.
Current as of 17 Oct, 2016