СOL Geoffrey Duncklee grew up on a small farm in Vermont. He was awarded a four-year ROTC scholarship and entered the Army as a Nurse Corps Officer. He graduated from Clemson University as the Distinguished Military Graduate with a bachelor’s degree in nursing. COL Duncklee completed the United States Army Graduate Program in anesthesia nursing with a master of nursing anesthesia in 2008 and earned his Ph.D. in neuroscience from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2016. His dissertation was titled “The Effectiveness of Ketamine as a Neuroprotective Treatment after Nerve Agent Exposure.”
COL Duncklee currently serves as the Chief of the Chemical Casualty Care Division at the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense. COL Duncklee has had the privilege of serving as a Medical/Surgical Nurse and an Executive Nurse at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; a Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) Nurse and Head Nurse, PACU at Basset Army Community Hospital, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; a Student Nurse Anesthetist, Fort Bragg, North Caroline; a Nurse Anesthetist at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia, and the 31st Combat Support Hospital, Afghanistan.
COL Duncklee currently maintains his anesthesia credentials at the University of Maryland St. Joseph’s Hospital, Towson, Maryland. His military training includes Officer’s Basic Course, Officer Advanced Course, Intermediate Leadership Education, Medical Effects of Ionized Radiation, Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course and the Hospital Management of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives Incident Course.
His military awards include Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (1OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Order of Military Medical Merit, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachute Badge and the Air Assault Badge.
COL Duncklee is married to Jessica Duncklee and is the father of 5 remarkable young men, Connor, William, Josh, Seth and Jacob.