Terry Geiling received a commission in the US Navy at the same time he earned his BS degree from the University of Illinois. While serving on the USS Cape MSI 2, a minesweeper in Long Beach, California, he was selected to attend the Submarine Officer’s School in Groton, CT. Upon graduation from sub school, Terry was assigned to the USS Bluegill SS 242 in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. While serving on the USS Bluegill and the USS Remora SS 487, he made several WestPac deployments, supported Naval activities in the South China Sea and Tonkin Gulf and participated in submarine special operations in the Pacific.
After leaving active duty, Terry Geiling was active in the US Naval Reserve. He achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was commanding officer of a large, Naval Reserve unit.
Terry remained in Hawaii and joined IBM’s Large Systems Division to support their military and intelligence operations in the Pacific. IBM promoted him to Los Angeles where he became the Western Region Manager for Network Operations.
In 1994, Terry founded Professional Business Services, an IT services company in Long Beach, CA that provides managed services support for mid-sized companies and supplies large corporations with high level technical professionals. PBS has been in operation for 18 years and Terry continues to oversee its national and international operations.
Terry Geiling is currently president and CEO of the American Gold Star Manor, a senior retirement facility for women who lost sons and daughters in the US military and for US veterans.
In addition to his professional responsibilities, Terry has been active in the volunteer community. He has served as Board Chair for the St. Mary Medical Center Hospital Board, as President of the Apartment Association California Southern Cities and as president of the International Business Committee of the Long Beach Area Chamber of Commerce. Also active in Rotary International, Terry has served as president of the Rotary Club of Long Beach and as Chief of Staff for the Rotary District Governor. He has both lead and participated in Rotary international trips to administer Polio vaccine to small children and to provide books, computers and clean water facilities to schools in rural areas of Mexico. Terry was awarded the Rotary District 5320 2012 Business Leader of the Year award.
Terry has been married for 48 years to his wife Nancy. They have two children; Chuck Geiling (also a former submariner) and Sara Moore. They have 3 active grandchildren.