Maj. Gen. Gina Farrisee, commander of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command at Ft. Knox, Ky., will serve as the 2011-12 leader-in-residence at the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies.

A 1978 graduate of the University, she has a distinguished career that spans more than 30 years and includes a number of military honors.

She has earned more than a dozen awards, including the Distinguished Service Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the highest peacetime honor. Her other awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters.

Farrisee has held positions in the United States and abroad. Before assuming her current role, she was commanding general, U.S. Army Soldier Support Institute, Fort Jackson, S.C., and director of military personnel management, Army G-1, Washington.

She served as chief, Strength management Division, 32nd AADCOM and commander, 575th Personnel Services Company, 5th Personnel Group, V Corps in Darmstadt, Germany. She then served as assistant executive officer, deputy chief of staff for personnel and assistant executive officer, office of the Chief of Staff of the Army, Washington, D.C.

She also has commanded the Enlisted Records and Evaluation Center; was military assistant to the assistant secretary of defense for force management policy; and served as the 61st Adjutant General of the Army, Human Resources Command. 

The Jepson School invites local, state and national leaders to play an active role in the Jepson community as leaders-in-residence. Leaders are selected for professional accomplishments and demonstrated leadership. Students and faculty interact with leaders in discussions, lectures and activities.

Past leaders-in-residence include alumna and president of Johns Hopkins HealthCare, Patricia M. C. Brown, alumnus and astronaut Leland Melvin, former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, former Virginia Attorney General Mary Sue Terry and Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf.

Farrisee recently received the 2011 University of Richmond Alumni Association’s Award for Distinguished Service.