Col. Matthew Liepke, Oswego resident, gets promoted in the New York Army National Guard

Oswego resident Matthew Liepke, MD has been promoted to Colonel in the New York Army National Guard.

Liepke, was promoted during a Friday, September 15 ceremony at the New York National Guard headquarters.

Liepke a veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan War, is the New York Army National Guard State Surgeon, the highest ranking Army medical officer in the state.

Liepke served as an enlisted member in the Army Reserves from 1992 until 2005. He then joined the New York Army National Guard, where he was assigned to the 27th Infantry Brigade as the Battalion Surgeon.

Liepke deployed to Iraq in 2007 with the 27th Infantry Brigade and then in 2011 to Afghanistan with the 402nd Military Police Battalion.

Liepke holds 2 Bachelor of Science Degrees from Clarkson University in Chemistry and Industrial Hygiene/ Environmental Toxicology and graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University with a Doctor of Medicine in 2000. He is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics.

Liepke's awards include: Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism, NATO-ISAF Medal for Afghanistan and the Meritorious Unit Citation.

Liepke and his wife Christina have two children, Matthew and Samuel.

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