TSG Deputy Consultant, Health Facilities Planning (9I)


Colonel Christopher W. KissColonel Christopher W. Kiss is the Chief Architect for the Defense Health Agency - Facilities Enterprise in Falls Church, Virginia.  He is responsible for the worldwide medical program execution of the DoDs $8 Billion in active military medical construction projects.

Colonel Kiss began his Army career as an Engineer Officer, first as a Platoon Leader while at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky and deployed in Kosovo; and next as Assistant Brigade Engineer for the 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division.  Colonel Kiss then branch transferred to the Medical Service Corps, his next assignment was as the Chief, Supply and Project Officer at the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.  He next served as the Division Health Service Materiel Officer and active-duty augmentee to the 42nd Infantry Division while at Ft. Dix, New Jersey and deployed in Iraq.  He held many other leadership and staff positions such as Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff Facilities, Europe Region Medical Command, Heidelberg, Germany; Company Commander, Headquarters & Headquarters Company, 30th Medical Brigade, Heidelberg, Germany; Project Officer, West Point Hospital Addition/Alteration, Health Facility Planning Agency (HFPA); Program Manager, Northeast Region, HFPA; Program Manager, Western Region, HFPA; and as Chief of Design, Construction & Activation, Defense Health Agency. 

Colonel Kiss earned a Bachelor/Master of Architecture from Norwich University; a Master of Science in Construction Management with graduate certificates in Health Systems & Design and Facility Management from Texas A&M University; and a Doctor of Philosophy in Planning, Design and the Built Environment from Clemson University.  His military education includes the Engineer Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, and Command and General Staff College. 

Colonel Kiss’ awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3OLC), Army Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, and Gold German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge.  He is a registered architect in the State of Florida, National Council of Architecture Registration Boards (NCARB) certified, and a Certified Safety Evaluator for Post-Disaster Response - California Office of Emergency Services (CAL OES).  In 2018, he was awarded the J. Armand Burgun Fellowship from the American Institute of Architects’ Academy of Architecture for Health.  In 2021, Colonel Kiss received The Army Surgeon General’s ‘A’ proficiency designator for attaining full professional status and national prominence in the health facility planning field.  He is currently a member of the Built Environment Network (BEN) of The Center for Health Design, a panel of executive-level professionals representing the healthcare industry.