Geoffrey Hamilton Kleb – Colonel, United States Army

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Courtesy of his classmates, United States Military Academy

March 2000 Class of 1964 Assembly Notes – George Jacunski

Once again it is my sad duty to report the death of a Classmate.  Jeff Kleb passed away on December 2, 1999 in Falls Church, Virginia, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery on the 13th.  Dan Evans was involved with the family from the beginning and spoke on behalf of the class using words from Dick Chilcoat and email messages from classmates.

Bob Magruder provided the following:

“The Chapel at Fairfax was packed and the service was a mini-reunion of sorts with some 50 classmates in attendance along with wives and friends.  The ceremony at Arlington was held in a light rain that seemed to be just a nuisance that all could tolerate for this occasion. The Chaplain at the gravesite did an outstanding job of highlighting Jeff's contributions and strengths and the Old Guard's funeral detail did their magnificent duty.”

Jeff was one of those guys who performed above and beyond for our class.  He was in charge of memorial activities for the 30th Reunion and successfully undertook the daunting task of insuring that all obits were written and published in the Assembly prior to that event.  For our first 20 years, Jeff was the class switchboard, keeping abreast of class comings and goings, and in Europe publishing a short newsletter to those stationed there on whom was where on the continent.  On a personal note, Jeff was one of my most loyal contributors and I could always count on getting a middle of the night phone call from Moscow or some other far-flung venue to update me on class activities.


Courtesy of Michael T. Stein

Colonel Geoffrey Hamilton Kleb
Born in Ohio September 19, 1939
Died December 2, 1999

Cadet U.S. Military Academy, 1960-64
Graduated USMA 1964

Second Lieutenant, 1964
Advanced through the grades to Colonel

  • Served with 1st Battalion, 319th Field Artillery, 82nd Airborne Division, 1964-66
  • Battery Commander, 3rd Battalion, 18th Artillery, Republic of Vietnam, 1966-67
  • Student, Army Management School 1967-68
  • Assistant Professor, U.S. Military Academy, 1968-70
  • Adviser, U.S. Military Assistance Command, Vietnam, 1970-71
  • Served with Defense Logistics Agency, 1971-72
  • Student, Russian Institute (Germany), 1973-75
  • Student Command & General Staff College, 1975-76
  • Instructor, US. Military Academy, 1976-79
  • Staff & Faculty, Air Defense School 1979-81
  • Commandant, Russian Institute (Germany), 1981-83
  • Served with Office of Deputy Chief of Staff (Intelligence), HQ. US.Army Europe, 1983-84
  • Student, Naval War College, 1984-85
  • Served with Office of Deputy Chief of Staff (Intelligence), HQ US.Army Europe, 1985-88
  • Staff & Faculty, Army War College, 1988-89
  • Served with Joint Chiefs of Staff Organization, 1989-91
  • Retired 1991

Bronze Star Medal (2)
Purple Heart
Commendation Medal (3)
Air Medal (2)
MSM (3)
Defense Superior Service Medal


  • Kleb, Geoffrey Hamilton,
  • Born 19 September 1939
  • Died: 2 December 1999
  • US Army, Colonel
  • Res: Gainesville, Virginia,
  • Section 59, Grave 257
  • Buried: 13 December 1999
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