Colonel John "Ryan" Bailey graduated from North Georgia College in Dahlonega, Georgia, with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration in Marketing. In June 1993, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Medical Service Corps. He earned his Master of Business Administration Degree in Supply Chain Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California in 2004.
Colonel Bailey recently served as the Deputy Program Manager of the Joint Operational Medicine Information Systems Program Management Office where he provide leadership and guidance for two ACAT I programs on acquisition, planning, and execution of the Department of Defense's new electronic health record, MHS GENESIS, for operational forces. The mission included the sustainment of Theater Medical Information Program-Joint and developing or acquiring any new capabilities to meet evolving operational requirements.
Colonel Bailey served in numerous acquisition and medical logistics positions at the tactical, operational, and strategic levels of the Army. His previous assignments include Platoon Leader; Property Book Officer; Division Medical Supply Officer; Operation and Plans Officer; Battalion Supply Officer; Company Commander; and Medical Logistics Plans Officer, Multi-National Corps Iraq.
In 2014, Colonel Bailey served as Senior Joint Medical Logistics Officer for the Joint Staff Surgeon's Office. In 2011, Colonel Bailey was Command-selected to serve as Joint Product Manager for the Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosive Analytics and Response Systems within the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense. He completed a tour from 2006 – 2011 in Germany where he led both the Materiel Management Division and the Distribution and Transportation Division, and served as Deputy Commander for Operations at the United States Army Medical Materiel Center – Europe. He also deployed in support of the Implementation Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 1st Armored Division, and Operation Iraqi Freedom with V Corps/Multi-National Corps Iraq.
Colonel Bailey received numerous military awards and decorations including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Meritorious Service Medal with Three Oak Leaf Clusters. He has also been awarded the Expert Field Medical Badge, Aviation Badge, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge. He is a graduate of the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College – Intermediate Level Education, the Advanced Program Management Course, and Executive Program Managers Course. He is Acquisition Level III certified in Life Cycle Logistics and Program Management Level III certified. He is a member of The Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3) and in 2014; he was awarded the 9A Proficiency Designation by The Army Surgeon General.