SHARP Director's Corner

Colonel Geoffrey Catlett, U.S. Army
Director, SHARP Academy


Colonel Geoff Catlett enlisted in the Army in 1989 as an 11C Infantry Mortarman. He was commissioned as an Armor Second Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1992 from the US Army Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, GA. He has served in numerous leadership, command and staff positions including tank platoon leader, mortar platoon leader, support platoon leader, recruiting company commander, cavalry troop and headquarters troop commander, division planner, squadron executive officer, squadron and brigade operations officer, armor battalion commander, infantry battalion commander, and division deputy chief of staff.

COL Catlett participated in Operation Desert Storm, Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. His military education includes the US Army Command and General Staff College, the US Army School of Advanced Military Studies, and the US Army War College. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from Kenyon College, Gambier, OH and a Masters of Divinity in Theology from Yale Divinity School, New Haven, CT.

COL Catlett's military awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Southwest Asia Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal for Kuwait and Saudi Arabia, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.