COL Koenig's most recent assignment prior to taking command was as the Chief of the Surgeon General's Physical Performance Service Line. He received his Bachelors of Science degree and completed his dietetic internship at Viterbo University in 1995. He earned a Master's in Nutrition and Health Sciences with a concentration in Sports Nutrition from Georgia State University in 2004 and a Master's in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2015. He is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, a Certified Exercise Physiologist from the American College of Sports Medicine, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from the National Strength and Conditioning Association.
COL Koenig was born and raised in Plymouth, Wisconsin. He was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Medical Specialist Corps upon completion of ROTC through the University of WI-LaCrosse. After completion of the Officer Basic Course, COL Koenig was assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center with duties that included the Pentagon. Subsequent assignments include Chief of Nutrition Services for the 85th General Hospital; Chief of Nutrition Services for Bayne-Jones Community Hospital, Fort Polk; Chief Nutrition Services, 115th Field Hospital; Research Dietitian, US Army Research Institute of Environment Medicine (USARIEM); Detachment Commander, USARIEM; Chief of Nutrition Services and Internship Site Coordinator for Womack Army Medical Center (WAMC); Troop Commander, WAMC; Deputy Chief of Nutrition Services Tripler Army Medical Center; Nutrition Consultant to the 18th MEDCOM ; Chief Force Health Protection, Health Readiness Center of Excellence; and the Army's Chief Dietitian/ Assistant Chief Army Medical Specialist Corps. COL Koenig deployed to Afghanistan in support of various research related missions for USARIEM, DoD Combat Feeding, and the Institute of Medicine.
COL Koenig's military training includes the Army Medical Department Advanced Course, Joint Field Nutrition Operations Course, Field Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties, AMSC Combat Casualties and Humanitarian Missions Professional Postgraduate Course, Capability and Combat Development Course, Intermediate-Level Education (ILE), Executive Skills Course, Joint Senior Medical Leaders Course, Medical Strategic Leadership Program (MSLP), Senior Officers Legal Orientation (SOLO) and the Army War College.
Military awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4 OLC), National Defense Service Medal with star device, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Air Assault Badge, and the 25th Infantry Division Combat Patch, and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge. He has been awarded the Medical Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (8Z) designator, Capability Developer (7Y) designator, and the Surgeon General's "A" Proficiency Designator. Additionally he has been inducted into the Order of Military Medical Merit.