COL James A. (Andy) Nuce, Commander
U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity (USAMMDA)
COL Andy Nuce graduated Magna Cum Laude as the Distinguished Military Graduate from the University of West Florida in Pensacola, Florida, and commissioned into the Medical Service Corps in 1999. He holds a Master of Strategic Studies degree from the U.S. Army War College and a Master of Business Administration degree with a focus in Supply Chain Management from the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California.
COL Nuce began his military career as Platoon Leader, Bravo Company, 147th Medical Logistics Battalion (Rear), Fort Sam Houston, Texas. His other assignments include serving as Chief of Logistics, Medical Element, Joint Task Force Bravo, Soto Cano Air Force Base, Honduras; 147th Accountable Officer for Class VIII, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief of Materiel and PROFIS Company Commander, Evans Army Community Hospital and A Company, 172nd Medical Battalion (LOG), Operation Iraqi Freedom; Property Book Officer for HHC, 30th Medical Brigade, Heidelberg, Germany and Baghdad, Iraq (in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom); Support Operations Officer and Company Commander for A Company, 226th Medical Logistics Battalion, Germany and Iraq; Assistant Product Manager, Medical Communications for Combat Casualty Care, Fort Detrick, Maryland; Deputy Commander for Operations, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center—Korea, Camp Carroll; Executive Officer, 168th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, Camp Walker, Korea; Medical Acquisitions Officer, U.S. Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, Florida; Commander, Troop Battalion, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii; and Division Chief, Department of Leader Training, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
He currently commands the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity and serves as the Medical Acquisition Consultant to The Surgeon General and the Army Medical Department Acquisition Career Management Advocate.
COL Nuce's military training and education include the Medical Service Corps Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne School, Air Assault School, the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency's Medical Logistics Management Internship, the U.S. Special Operations Command Acquisition Internship, Resident Command and General Staff College, and the U.S. Army Senior Service College.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (8 oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (6 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Humanitarian Service Medal, NATO Medal, Expert Field Medical Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
COL Nuce is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit. He was named Soldier of the Year for the 525th Military Intelligence Brigade in 1993 and NCO of the Year for the 470th Military Intelligence Brigade in 1996.