Colonel Colonel James "Andy" Nuce
Commander, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity
Colonel James "Andy" Nuce, commander of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA), was commissioned into the U.S. Army's Medical Service Corps in 1999 after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the University of West Florida in Pensacola. He subsequently earned a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, and a Master of Business Administration degree from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. His military education includes the Medical Service Corps Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Air Assault School, and a Medical Logistics Management Internship at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency.
Colonel Nuce's first duty station was Fort Sam Houston in Texas, where he served as the Platoon Leader of Bravo Company, 147th Medical Logistics Battalion (Rear). After leaving Texas, he completed tours in both the United States and abroad. His overseas tours have taken him to Afghanistan, Germany, Honduras, Iraq, and Korea. Domestically, he has served in many roles including Medical Acquisitions Officer for U.S. Special Operations Command Surgeon's at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida, and Division Chief within the Department of Leader Training at the Fort Sam Houston Medical Center of Excellence.
Throughout his career, Colonel Nuce has received numerous military awards and decorations including the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Campaign medals for both Iraq and Afghanistan, and the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. He has also earned the Expert Field Medical Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, and the Air Assault Badge. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit, and was Soldier of the Year in 1993 for the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade and Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) of the year in 1996 for the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade.