Mr. William S. Leyh


  Mr. William S. Leyh serves as the Deputy to the Garrison Commander at Fort Buchanan. Prior to his assignment he completed a 15 month tour in Honduras as a Senior Strategic Planner for the Army Support Activity at Soto Cano Airbase, Honduras. Leyh medically retired from active duty in 1994 after ten years of distinguished military service as Army Engineer. He conducted various duty assignments related to vertical and horizontal construction, combat engineering, project management and leadership.

Upon retirement, he worked for AlliedSignal Inc as a Deputy Project Manager from 1994 to 1997.

He entered Civilian Service in 1997 and has held a variety of managerial and supervisory positions. Throughout his 29 year career, Leyh has been responsible for the development of several innovations and process improvements that reduced manpower, material, and maintenance costs, while increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of the organizations he supervised. These accomplishments are reflected by the numerous awards he received, including nominations for the Sturgis Award (1989-1991), Stalwart Award (2011), and being recipient of the Chief of Staff of the Army Exemplary Best Practice Award in 2011.

His professional career includes: Present; Deputy to the Garrison Commander, USAG IMCOM-Atlantic Region, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; Chief Plans, Analysis and Integration Office (PAIO), Army Support Activity, IMCOM, Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras; and Resident Student, United States Army War College, TRADOC, Carlisle Barracks, PA. At Fort Rucker, Alabama he served under the Directorate of Plans, Training Mobilization and Security as Director of DPTMS; Chief Training Division; Chief Range Division/Range Safety Officer; Range Ops Specialist/Quality Assurance Evaluator, Army Aviation Center, TRADOC; Range Technician, Army Aviation Center, TRADOC.

Mr. Leyh is a graduate of Troy University, AL with a Bachelor of Science in Business Management/Finance (Cum Laude); National Graduate School in Falmouth, MA with a Master of Science in Systems Management, National Graduate School, and the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle Barracks, PA where he completed a Master of Science in Strategic Studies in 2012. Among his significant trainings are: the Contract Officers Course, Supervisor Development Course, Strategic Studies, U.S. Army War College, and Lean Six Sigma Project Sponsor Training.

His awards and honors include two Meritorious Civilian Service Medals, Volunteer Service Medal, IMCOM-SE Stalwart Award Finalist, Army Aviation Order of Saint Michael – Bronze Medal, Superior Civilian Service Medal, Chief of Staff of the Army Exceptional Best Practice Award, ACOE in 2010; Army Installation Sustainable Range Program Award, Army Range Control Team Award, Army Sustainable Range Program Manager of the Year, Commanders Award for Civilian Service, Fort Rucker Employee of the Year, Army Meritorious Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, three times Sturgis Award Nominee (Best Active Duty Army Engineer); Itschner Award for Best Engineer Company, Leadership Award, PLDC, Fort Knox; Soldier of the Year, 41st Engineer Battalion Combat Light, Fort Drum; Army Commendation Medal - 4 OLC (1984-1994) and the Army Achievement Medal - 4 OLC (1984-1994).

Mr. Leyh is a member of the Association of the US Army, the Army Aviation Association of America, Disabled Veterans of America, Delta Mu Delta Honor Society and Who’s Who of American Business Professionals.