|Hometown: Columbia, SC. Residence: Big Canoe, Jasper, Pickens Co., GA. Current Work Site: Geibel Enterprises (Owner), Jasper, GA.
Interests: playing guitar & keyboard; writing country & religious songs & music with my son Eric Geibel - co-written and published "Navy Seabee", "Trading Places", "The Lord is my Lighthouse", Trouble Knows I'm Here", & "Never Forgotten"; writing books on genealogy (five self-published books) and military history (one self-published book: The ELEVENTH Battalions - Navy Seabees from WWII through Vietnam); drawing cartoons; traveling around the world; golfing; and working out in the recreation center.
Education: Bachelor of Architecture, Clemson University, Clemson, SC; Masters degree in Financial Management, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA.
Family: Married, wife Sandy; two grown children, Eric F. Geibel, safety manager-instructor and singer/songwriter/musician in Berwick, LA, (www.myspace.com/ericgeibel) and grandson Gage E. Geibel; daugher, Lisa M. Geibel, communications account manager, Roswell, GA.
Career: Architect, Lyles Bissett Carlisle & Wolfe, Columbia, SC; USAF ROTC in College; U.S. Naval Reserve, Seabees, in College; 26 year career as an officer in the Civil Engineer Corps, United States Navy, 1965-1991; duties included: Naval Mobile Construction Battalion ELEVEN, Port Huemene, CA, with two tours of duty in Vietnam (Danang and Quang Tri) and one tour in Thailand (Chiang Kham) during the Vietnam War 1966-1968; Resident Officer in Charge of Construction, Project ABC, Washington-Moscow Hotline, Scotland and Northern Ireland; Assistant Public Works Officer, Naval Air Facility, Atsugi, Japan; Executive Officer, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133, Gulfport, MS, with duties in Rota, Spain; Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico; and Diego Garcia, British Indian Ocean Territory; Director of Public Works, Operations and Liaison Officer, King Faisal Naval Base, Jeddah Saudi Arabia; Naval Staff Officer, NATO-SHAPE, Casteau, Belgium, with duties in Turkey, Greece, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and England; Commanding Officer, Naval Public Works Center, Guam, and Officer in Charge of Construction, Marianas; retired as a Captain, CEC, U.S. Navy - 16 of 26 years spent overseas in Vietnam, Thailand, Japan, Guam, Diego Garcia, United Kingdom (England & Scotland), Belgium, Spain, Puerto Rico, and Saudi Arabia.
Civilian Career after military service: Director, Public Services, Hapeville, GA; Director of Operations & Maintenance, Emory University, Atlanga, GA; Director of Facilities Management, Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, GA; Owner, Geibel Construction Management, Jasper, Pickens County, GA; Project Manager, BE&K Government Group, Birmingham, AL; Project Manager, C-130J Corrosion Control Hangar, Little Rock AFB, Jacksonville, AR; and Owner, Geibel Enterprises, Jasper, GA.
Quotes: "Do the right job right the first time; if you have time to do it over, you had time to do it right the first time;" "Safety First - Every Way and Every Day".