He returned to Madigan Army Medical Center for his Orthopedic residency, which included experience in the Harborview Medical Center’s Orthopaedic Trauma Service, adult reconstructive rotation at the Swedish Hospital Medical Center and a fellowship in sports medicine at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In January 1987, he was assigned as the chief resident on pediatric orthopaedic rotation at Gillette Crippled Children’s Hospital, St. Paul Minnesota, and upon completing this residency, he returned to West Point for a one-year sports medicine fellowship.
Between July 1987 and June 1990, Arciero served as team physician for the U.S. Military Academy’s NCAA Division I intercollegiate athletic program. During the final year of this assignment, he was the assistant chief of orthopaedics at Keller Army Hospital at West Point. In August 1990, he was assigned as an orthopaedic surgeon and chief of orthopaedics of the 46th Combat Support Hospital. He deployed to Saudi Arabia and Iraq with this unit during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm, where he earned the Bronze Star.
Arciero, having published and presented exhaustively at the national and international level and received numerous awards for excellence, retired from the U.S. Army in October 2000. He is currently associate professor of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where he continues to excel in his profession. His certifications, licenses and memberships include the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, Arthroscopy Association of North America, and the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery, and Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. He holds medical licenses in Washington, Wyoming and Connecticut, and among his numerous professional committee appointments are the Editorial Board for Lippincott Publishing, reviewer for the American Journal of Sports Medicine and editor of the Journal of Arthroscopy.
He was commissioned as a U.S. Army Reserve Field Artillery second lieutenant through the ROTC program and accepted a position with General Electric. In 1966, he earned a Master of Science in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Albany and volunteered for active duty that same year. He completed the Field Artillery Basic Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in August 1966 and was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment (Towed), Fort Bragg, North Carolina, with whom he deployed to the Republic of South Vietnam in May 1967.
Dee graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a Bachelor of Business Administration in Economics and was commissioned as a U.S. Army field artillery second lieutenant. He graduated from the Field Artillery Basic Course at Fort Sill, Oklahoma and was ordered to Germany, where he served in several leadership and staff assignments for three years. He returned to the United States for additional military education, and served as a captain for another one and a half years. His initial entry obligation complete, Dee chose to leave the Army for civilian life and was honorably discharged in 1968.
Dee earned a Masters of Business Administration from Loyola University of Chicago, and worked in positions of increasing responsibility with the Aluminum Company of America (ALCOA) until 1979. At this point, he joined two former associates from Alcoa and bought Cressona Aluminum Company, a Pennsylvania facility that Alcoa had shut down in 1977. Dee became the company’s Vice President of Sales, Executive Vice President and a member of the board. In 1996, Dee and his associates sold the company to Alumax, and shortly thereafter, he joined British Aluminium in Banbury England as the Managing Director of British Aluminium Extrusions. He remained in this capacity for two and one half years before returning to the United States to assist in the management of Valley Technologies, a company he purchased in 1997.
Dee is currently the Chairman of the Board of Valley Technologies in Pottsville, Pennsylvania and is a member of the St. Bonaventure University Board of Trustees. Prior to being elected to the University’s Board of Trustees in 2000, he served on the President’s Council, National Alumni Board and Capital Campaign. He also has provided leadership for the Annual Bonaventure Fund, taking on the posts of national vice chairman and alumni chairman prior to serving as national chairman of the 102nd Annual Bonaventure Fund. In 1990, he was honored as the St. Bonaventure Alumnus of the Year.
Upon completing the Military Police Officer Basic Course, Garrison was ordered to Germany, where she was assigned as the commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 385th Military Police Battalion in Kornwestheim, Germany. She next served as Platoon Leader in the 194th Military Police Company at Neu Ulm, Germany and then as Assistant S3/Training Officer, 385th Military Police Battalion. Her final assignment during this six-year tour was as commander of the 630th Military Police Company in Bamberg, Germany.
From 1994 until 1995, Garrison was assigned as the Executive Officer of the 705th Military Police Battalion, which supported operations of the United States Disciplinary Barracks at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. She earned a Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University in 1995 and was again recognized for her expertise in public safety when the Office of Special Events, Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness selected her as a Security Liaison for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1997, she was assigned as Inspector General of the United States Total Army Personnel Command in Washington, D.C. and worked various personnel actions for soldiers and civilians throughout the Army.
A graduate of United States Army Command and General Staff College, LTC Garrison is currently the commander of the 5th Military Police Battalion, a Criminal Investigation Command unit in Kaiserslautern, Germany. She is married to LTC (ret) Kevin Garrison, and they have twin sons, Sean and Kiera (7), and a daughter, Kelsea (5). LTC Garrison's awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Meal, Join Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement medal and the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge.
Russell was promoted to captain and graduated from the Armor Officer Advanced Course before he joined the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Bliss, Texas, where he commanded B Troop, 1st Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry and was the Squadron S4. Selected to attend graduate school at St. Bonaventure University, he earned his Masters of Science in Business Administration in 1985. Russell continued at the University as an Assistant Professor of Military Science, and was promoted to major before leaving the cadre in 1988. In addition to his personal education and commitments as a member of the Department of Military Science, Russell also coached the men’s lacrosse team, which he led to an undefeated season in 1988.
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