Margaret Brandeau, Ph.D., M.S., is the Coleman F. Fung Professor in the School of Engineering and a professor of medicine (by courtesy). She holds a B.S. in mathematics and an M.S. in operations research from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Ph.D. in engineering-economic systems from Stanford. She is an operations researcher and policy analyst with extensive background in the development of applied mathematical and economic models, and a distinguished investigator in HIV. Among other awards, she has received the President’s Award from the Institute for Operations Research and Management Science (INFORMS) for contributions to the welfare of society, the Pierskalla Prize from INFORMS for research excellence in health care management science, the Award for Excellence in Application of Pharmacoeconomics and Health Outcomes Research from the International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR), a Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, the Department of Management Science and Engineering Graduate Teaching Award, and the Eugene L. Grant Faculty Teaching Award. She is a Fellow of INFORMS. Professor Brandeau has published numerous articles in areas of applied operations research and policy analysis, has co-edited the books Modeling the AIDS Epidemic: Planning, Policy, and Prediction and Operations Research in Health: A Handbook of Methods and Applications, and has served as principal investigator on a broad range of funded research projects. She has served on the board of several journals, including Operations Research, Management Science, and Health Care Management Science. Her HIV research focuses on using mathematical and economic models to assess the value of different HIV and
drug abuse interventions, both in the United States and abroad. Recently she has studied policies for control of hepatitis B both in the United States and abroad, and preparedness planning for potential bioterror attacks.
Greg Burel currently serves as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) director of the Division of Strategic National Stockpile (DSNS) in the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. Prior to his leadership at DSNS, Mr. Burel developed an extensive background in federal government service that began in 1982. In addition to CDC, his service includes management roles with increasing responsibility with the Internal Revenue Service, General Services Administration, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Mr. Burel was selected as a member of the Senior Executive Service and joined CDC in April 2005. He was initially assigned as management officer for the newly created National Center for Public Health Informatics (NCPHI). In March 2007, he assumed his current position. In this role, Mr. Burel directs the nation’s premier medical material preparedness and response organization charged with delivering critical medical assets to the site of a national emergency. Mr. Burel holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Georgia State University. He is a graduate of the Federal Executive Institute’s Leadership for a Democratic Society, Harvard University Kennedy School of Government National Preparedness Leadership Initiative and has completed numerous courses in process improvement, contracting, finance, and incident command.
Robert L. Burhans is currently a consultant in health emergency preparedness, management, and response. He is senior executive, Health Emergency Management, for Tetra Tech Emergency Management and Community Resilience. He served as the first director of health emergency preparedness for the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). With 33 years of public health experience at both the state and local levels, Mr. Burhans led the state’s Office of Health Emergency Preparedness, which coordinated NYSDOH’s comprehensive all-hazards preparedness and response activities, including integrating local health departments and the state’s health care system in readiness and response activities. He was a member of the Department’s executive staff, and NYSDOH’s primary preparedness liaison with federal, state, and local agencies and key community partners. He served on the state’s Homeland Security Executive Committee and was NYSDOH’s representative to the state’s Disaster Preparedness Commission. Prior to that, he served in progressively responsible positions in environmental health. He was a founding member and chair of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials’ (ASTHO’s) Directors of Public Health Preparedness Executive Committee and a member of the ASTHO
Preparedness Policy Committee. He was a member of the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Prepositioned Medical Countermeasures for the Public, and was a member of the organizing committee for the National Alliance for Radiation Readiness. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee and Model Design workgroup for the National Health Security Preparedness Index—a project of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and a thought leader for the National Public Health Information Coalition. Mr. Burhans earned a B.A. in biological science from the State University of New York, New Paltz, and has completed graduate-level coursework at the Nelson A. Rockefeller School of Public Administration and the State University of New York at Albany School of Public Health. He is a graduate of the Albany School of Public Health’s Northeast Public Health Leadership Institute and has completed the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and School of Public Health.
Rocco Casagrande, Ph.D., is the managing director of Gryphon Scientific, LLC. His projects at Gryphon Scientific focus on bringing rigorous scientific analysis to problems of homeland defense. For the past 12 years, Dr. Casagrande has led more than 50 projects to evaluate and improve U.S. preparedness efforts for a CBRN attack or emerging infectious disease event and to support a better understanding of the threat. Dr. Casagrande also served as the principal investigator of several projects supporting the U.S. government’s stance on emerging biotechnologies, including the guidance to the synthetic DNA industry and its moratorium on funding research involving engineered influenza viruses. From December 2002 to March 2003, Dr. Casagrande served as an United Nations Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Commission (UNMOVIC) biological weapons inspector in Iraq where he acted as the chief of the UN biological analysis laboratory. Prior to working for UNMOVIC, Dr. Casagrande worked in private industry as an inventor in a nano/biotechnology company. Dr. Casagrande holds a B.A. in chemistry and biology from Cornell University, where he graduated magna cum laude, and a Ph.D. in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Gary Disbrow, Ph.D., joined the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) in January 2007 and began working on the smallpox vaccine program. Dr. Disbrow played a key role in awarding a contract for the modified vaccinia Ankara (MVA) vaccine. MVA is a smallpox vaccine developed for immunocompromised individuals who are contraindicated for the currently available live vaccine, Acam2000. Dr. Disbrow accepted the position of deputy director, chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) Division of Countermeasures in October
2008 and has been overseeing the budget for both advanced research and development and Project BioShield efforts. BARDA’s advanced research and development efforts have grown significantly since 2007. In October 2013, Dr. Disbrow was named the acting director of the CBRN Division after the departure of Dr. Gerald Kovacs. The CBRN Division has successfully licensed/approved two novel products under FDA’s Animal Rule, delivered 11 new products to the Strategic National Stockpile (SNS), and built a robust pipeline of candidate products under advanced research and development. Prior to joining BARDA, Dr. Disbrow was an assistant professor of oncology and pathology at Georgetown Medical Center, where he worked on the development of the human papillomavirus vaccine (HPV), which is currently licensed and available in the United States. In addition to the virus-like particle (VLP) technology, Dr. Disbrow and his colleagues developed a next-generation vaccine based on GST-L1 fusion technology funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. In addition, he worked on discovery of therapeutic agents for the treatment of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) grades I and II. This work led to the discovery of a lead compound that is extracted from a Chinese herb. Dr. Disbrow attended the University of Rochester and Georgetown University for his undergraduate degree and Ph.D., respectively.
Jason Frederick is vice president of operations at FedEx Custom Critical, a leading North American expedited freight carrier located in Green, Ohio. He oversees the company’s Surface Expedite, Air Expedite, and White Glove Services operations, as well as the Safety and Recruiting departments. Mr. Frederick is responsible for strategic planning, employee development, and process improvements to ensure the highest quality and most efficient service to customers. Mr. Frederick has more than 20 years of experience in operations and sales. He joined FedEx Custom Critical in 2007 after serving in various management roles for the operations team at FedEx Freight. Mr. Frederick has been recognized for his accomplishments by receiving the FedEx Five Star Award in 2013, Corporate Account Manager of the Year Award in 2005, and the Extra Mile Award 2 years later. Mr. Frederick also received the Human Resources Manager of the Year Award in 2000 and 2002 for his leadership efforts. Mr. Frederick has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Walsh University.
Frank Gottron, Ph.D., is a specialist in science and technology policy, Congressional Research Service (CRS). Dr. Gottron earned his B.S. in biological sciences from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and his Ph.D. in neuroscience from Washington University in St. Louis. He joined the Congressional Research Service in 2001. Housed in the Library of Congress, CRS provides members of Congress, congressional committees, and
their staff with timely, objective, and nonpartisan policy analysis. At CRS, Dr. Gottron focuses on science and technology issues related to homeland security, biomedical research, and the role of the federal government in supporting and regulating scientific research.
Richard Jaffe, Ph.D., M.S., brings almost 30 years of technical and operational experience in government, academia, military, and industry. He utilizes this insight and expertise to provide program analysis and evaluation to improve the process and management of the Division of Medical Countermeasures Strategy and Requirements within the Office for Policy and Planning, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), for which he currently serves as director. He is an internationally recognized subject-matter expert in CBRN defense issues and public policy, public health, biosurveillance, emerging infectious diseases, and scientific issues in general. This is accomplished by his work as a facilitator and liaison between the client and the external scientific community in this rapidly changing arena. This is performed with the application of business improvement processes, assessing operational studies and reports, and investigating specific research topics to improve the government’s ability to respond to quick-reaction, high-level tasks and actions in a responsive manner. Dr. Jaffe’s division leads the efforts to develop policy initiatives, planning and analysis, activities for storage, dispensing, administration, and so on, and requirements for medical countermeasures that help protect the U.S. civilian population during public health emergencies. This requires working in close collaboration with the HHS Enterprise (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health) to coordinate interagency collaboration, to include the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Defense, and the Department of Veterans Affairs, on a broad range of policy options and strategic planning initiatives to support domestic and international public health preparedness and response activities. Dr. Jaffe received a Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from Medical College of Virginia, an M.S. in human genetics from George Washington University, and a B.S. in microbiology from the University of Maryland. Dr. Jaffe is a board-certified medical technologist and served honorably in the U.S. Air Force before separating at the rank of Major. He is a recent graduate of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative’s Executive Education Program at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Ali S. Khan, M.D., M.P.H., is a former assistant surgeon general and current dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC). His career has focused on health security, global
health, and emerging infectious diseases. He completed a 23-year career as a senior director at CDC, where he led and responded to numerous high-profile domestic and international public health emergencies including Hantavirus, Ebola, monkeypox, avian influenza, Rift Valley fever, severe acute respiratory syndrome, the Asian tsunami, and Hurricane Katrina. He was one of the main architects of CDC’s public health bioterrorism preparedness program. In 2015, he responded to the West Africa Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone as a World Health Organization consultant, and he enrolled UNMC as a member of the Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network (GOARN). Dean Khan’s vision is for the UNMC College of Public Health to play an integral role in making Nebraska the healthiest state in the Union as a national and global model for wellness.
Christine Kosmos, M.S., is director of the Division of State and Local Readiness in OPHPR, CDC. Ms. Kosmos has served in this role since 2009 and has directed a number of important initiatives designed to improve state and local readiness to respond to emergencies, including (1) developing a set of core public health capabilities every state and local public health agency needs to be capable of performing and (2) redesigning the medical countermeasures operational readiness assessment process for state and local public health that guides agencies on how to prepare for large-scale responses that require the use of medical countermeasures. Before joining CDC, Ms. Kosmos worked for more than 20 years in state and local public health agencies and served as the deputy commissioner for the City of Chicago. In that role, she managed both public health and health care system preparedness and response for Chicago. Recently, as a senior executive at CDC, Ms. Kosmos was awarded the Presidential Rank Award—the highest award for federal senior executives—for her outstanding contributions to preparing the nation for any public health emergency. Ms. Kosmos is a registered nurse and began her career as a staff nurse. She later served as the senior manager of one of the busiest trauma centers in Chicago before joining the City of Chicago Department of Public Health as a senior deputy.
Brad Leissa, M.D., received his medical degree from Ohio State University. He received postgraduate training in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Ohio State University Hospitals. He went on to receive subspecialty training in pediatric infectious diseases from George Washington University and the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC. He began his career at the Food and Drug Administration in 1989 as a medical officer with a focus on anti-infective drug development in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). During the October 2001 anthrax attacks, Dr. Leissa was assigned as the FDA liaison to the Secretary’s Bioterrorism Command Center at HHS. Since then he has continued to work
on medical countermeasures development and emergency response planning and works closely with SNS staff on regulatory issues. He currently holds the position of deputy director of CDER’s Counter-Terrorism and Emergency Coordination Staff (CTECS).
Jennifer Lixey Terrill, M.A., has been at the Michigan Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Trauma, & Preparedness (BETP) since May 2008. She served as the state SNS Coordinator and Cities Readiness Initiative coordinator until 2015, when she was promoted to her current position. Ms. Lixey Terrill served on the ASTHO Emergency Medical Countermeasure Steering Committee from 2010 to 2015, and was chair of that committee from 2012 to 2014. Prior to working at BETP, Ms. Lixey Terrill served as the administrative director of the nongovernmental organization Crossing Borders, founded by fellow University of Michigan undergraduate students. In addition to being the director, Ms. Lixey Terrill lived in a rural commune in northern Vietnam where she conducted research linking nutrition knowledge systems, feeding practices, and food production systems to the increasingly high rates of child malnutrition. Upon her return from Vietnam, Ms. Lixey Terrill led a team of student researchers in their preparation for a trip to the Dominican Republic to complete a study on the mitigation of HIV/AIDS in children and young adults. Ms. Lixey Terrill graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a pre-allied health degree in biomechanics, physiology, and neuro-motor control from the Movement Science Program within the School of Kinesiology. During her time at the University of Michigan, Ms. Lixey Terrill worked in the Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease Division at the University of Michigan Hospital where she studied antibiotic-resistant, infectious bacterial diseases in the Surgical Intensive Care Unit. In 2011, Ms. Lixey Terrill graduated with honors from the American Military University where she earned a Master of Arts in Homeland Security. Ms. Lixey Terrill has actively participated in the Community Health Emergency Coordination Center (CHECC) activations, to include the 2009 novel H1N1 public health emergency and the recent Ebola response.
Michael Loehr, M.R.P., has served as the chief of emergency preparedness and response for the Washington Department of Health since February 2014. His responsibilities with the Department of Health include establishing and maintaining partnerships with health care facilities, tribes, local health jurisdictions, community based organizations, businesses, state agencies, neighboring states, and Canadian provinces; developing all hazards operational readiness within the Department of Health; and implementing strategic initiatives that increase and sustain statewide disaster response capability. Mr. Loehr is an affiliate professor in the University
of Washington School of Public Health, and serves on the World Health Organization’s Interdisciplinary Advisory Group on Mass Gatherings. Prior to joining the Washington Department of Health, Mr. Loehr served for 11 years as the preparedness director with Public Health–Seattle & King County, and 2 years as the operations chief for the King County Office of Emergency Management. Before coming to Washington, he served for 6 years as an operations and response leader with the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Mr. Loehr has more than 20 years of disaster preparedness and response experience. He has managed local and state emergency operations centers and has provided training and technical assistance on disaster response at the national and international levels. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina with a master’s degree in regional planning.
Thomas Mattingly graduated from the University of Mississippi in 1982 with a degree in business. Having started as a part-time warehouseman at Metro Logics in 1980, Mr. Mattingly progressed through various positions and became president in 2007. With more than 35 years of experience in the temperature-controlled distribution industry, and 16 years of experience providing those services to the SNS, Mr. Mattingly is well versed in all facets of being an effective commercial third-party logistics provider.
John S. Parker, M.D., is a physician and is the past chairman of the National Biodefense Science Board—now known as the National Preparedness and response Science Board. He is a cardiothoracic surgeon and a retired Major General from the Army. His 39 years in the Army saw him practice surgery, teach, and manage very large health care institutions. He is an associate professor of surgery at the Uniformed Services School of Medicine. He served as the assistant surgeon general of the Army. He has broad experience in managing or being significantly involved in disasters such as Chernobyl, the Beirut bombing, the USS Stark incident, Amerithrax (Senate office building exposure to Anthrax), and the Berlin disco bombing. His last assignment in the Army was as Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command and Fort Detrick. Following retirement, Dr. Parker worked for the Science Applications International Corporation (now Leidos) supporting work for defense against weapons of mass destruction and significant work in the biological threat reduction area.
Sally Phillips, R.N., Ph.D., was selected to serve as the deputy assistant secretary for policy in ASPR, HHS, in October 2015. In this position, Dr. Phillips is responsible for leading preparedness and response policy development and analysis; strategic planning and evaluation; and ensuring the coordination and collaboration of domestic and international partners in
order to reduce the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters. In August 2010, Dr. Phillips joined the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Health Affairs (OHA) as the deputy assistant secretary and director for the Health Threats and Resilience Division. Later in her tenure, Dr. Phillips served as the acting principal deputy assistant secretary within DHS OHA. In fall 2001, Dr. Phillips joined the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in Rockville, Maryland, as a senior nurse scholar, where she managed a portfolio ranging from bioterrorism preparedness to multidisciplinary safety education and related health care workforce initiatives. Dr. Phillips was appointed director of the Bioterrorism Preparedness Research Program (later the Public Health Emergency Preparedness Research Program) in 2002 and served in that capacity until July 2010. In July 2009, at the request of the ASPR, Dr. Phillips was detailed to ASPR as a senior advisor. In this capacity Dr. Phillips was an active member of the H1N1 Task Force where she demonstrated leadership in addressing medical surge capacity and other policy issues related to the health care system’s preparedness and response to H1N1. Prior to joining the staff at AHRQ, Dr. Phillips was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow and Health Policy Analyst for Senator Tom Harkin for 2 years. She has also had a distinguished academic career in the Schools of Nursing and Medicine at the University of Colorado, Health Science Center. Dr. Phillips received a bachelor’s degree from Ohio State University, a master’s degree from the University of Colorado, and a doctorate from Case Western Reserve University. Her primary area of clinical practice is the care of women, infants, and children, with a specialty in the care of high-risk neonates.
Michael Poole, M.S.P.H., graduated in 2007 from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with an M.S.P.H. in epidemiology. Upon graduation, Mr. Poole began work at the South Central Center for Public Health Preparedness, organizing and conducting training for first responders, receivers, and public health professionals. He holds a Master Exercise Practitioner certification from FEMA and is certified in public health by the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Mr. Poole has served as the state SNS coordinator for Texas since March 2010. He coordinates state initiatives through 8 health service regions, consisting of approximately 50 local health departments, and 3 Cities Readiness Initiatives Metropolitan Statistical Areas. Mr. Poole is currently serving as chair for the ASTHO Emergency Medical Countermeasures Steering Committee.
Lewis Radonovich, M.D., is director of the national Center for Occupational Health and Infection Control (COHIC) in the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Public Health. As director, Dr. Radonovich leads the
performance of health policy analysis, demonstration projects, and highly applied operational research aimed at answering important questions about public health practice and health care delivery in the nation’s VA medical centers. Projects typically involve the disciplines of infection control, occupational health, industrial hygiene, and/or biosafety. Key projects over the past 2 years have included Project BREATHE (Better Respiratory Equipment using Advanced Technologies for Healthcare Employees), an interagency effort of the U.S. government, chaired by the VA, that has sought to shepherd one or more new respirators for health care workers to the U.S. marketplace; several energy-saving and infection control projects that have sought to improve methods of ventilation and infection control while meeting current energy reduction guidelines for VA medical centers; and the Respiratory Protection Effectiveness Clinical Trial (ResPECT), a multisite study comparing the amount of protection provided to health care workers by N95 respirators and surgical masks against influenza and other respiratory illnesses. Dr. Radonovich is board certified in internal medicine and holds appointments in the Colleges of Public Health and Medicine at the University of Florida. He has practiced internal and occupational medicine since 1997 and continues to see patients on a part-time basis. He was formerly a senior associate at the Center for Biosecurity at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and a senior fellow at the Johns Hopkins Center for Biodefense Strategies. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and government reports in the field of biosecurity and related disciplines.
Susan E. Sherman, J.D., M.S., is a senior attorney with the Office of the General Counsel, HHS. She provides legal advice to the ASPR, advising on a wide variety of legal issues related to federal public health emergency preparedness and response. Earlier in her career at HHS, she advised the National Institutes of Health on legal issues related to biomedical research grants administration, human subjects protection, and laboratory animal welfare. Prior to working at HHS, she worked at the Institute of Medicine on studies leading to publications, including The Future of Public Health and Quality of Care in Nursing Homes. She holds a law degree from the George Washington University National Law Center and a master’s degree in health science from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
Daniel M. Sosin, M.D., M.P.H., is the acting director of the Division of Select Agents and Toxins, CDC, and serves as the deputy director and chief medical officer of OPHPR, CDC. In this role, he is the lead science advisor and provides scientific representation for preparedness on behalf of the OPHPR director and CDC. He serves as a liaison to CDC programs and external partners and ensures strategy and program coordination for OPHPR in medical and public health preparedness and response. Dr. Sosin
began his CDC career in 1986 as an Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) officer assigned to Kentucky. He served as associate director for science at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, coordinating national injury surveillance and extramural research activities. He also served as director of CDC’s former Division of Public Health Surveillance and Informatics, where he managed notifiable disease surveillance systems and tools and introduced CDC to biosurveillance concepts. Dr. Sosin joined OPHPR in 2004 as the senior advisor for science and public health practice. In 2008, Dr. Sosin initiated the Biosurveillance Coordination Unit at the request of CDC and OPHPR directors. In this role he was the federal lead for the development and integration of the nationwide biosurveillance capability for human health. Dr. Sosin served as acting OPHPR director from January 2009 through July 2010. Dr. Sosin is board certified in preventive medicine and internal medicine and is a fellow of the American College of Physicians. He received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Michigan; his medical degree from Yale University School of Medicine; and his master’s degree in epidemiology from the University of Washington School of Public Health.
David Starr, M.A., is director of the Countermeasures Response Unit in the Office of Emergency Preparedness and Response at the New York City (NYC) Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH). Since 2006, he has overseen NYC’s medical countermeasures planning, including SNS receipt and distribution, and citywide mass dispensing planning. During his tenure at DOHMH, he and his team have built unique, flexible, and dynamic operational plans that have been tested in real life, and numerous full-scale exercises, including the Rapid Activation for Mass Prophylaxis Exercise (RAMPEx) in 2014, the largest no-notice full-scale exercise ever conducted in NYC with 30 PODs set up citywide by more than 800 staff, supported by 22 trucks escorted by more than 30 law enforcement units from 3 jurisdictions, all in less than 8 hours. In fall 2014, he served as the Quarantine and Monitoring Branch director for much of NYC’s response to Ebola, and in April 2015, he deployed to West Africa for 5 weeks to support CDC’s response to Ebola in Guinea. He has testified before the House Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications as well as to past Institute of Medicine committees on medical countermeasures issues. He received his master of international affairs and international security policy from Columbia University where he also received an international economics teaching fellowship and interned with the United Nations and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. Prior to joining DOHMH, he spent 3 years managing a reconstruction project at an agricultural training center in Burkina Faso and responded to various NYC emergencies as a volunteer emergency medical technician.
COL Alex Zotomayor, M.S., was born in the Philippines in 1966 but grew up in Chicago. He graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor of arts in biology. He has a master of science in health sciences–health care management from Trudent University International. In 1988, he was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps from the Reserve Officers Training Corps, Loyola University of Chicago, graduating as a Distinguished Military Graduate. After attending the Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course, COL Zotomayor began his military career in a variety of positions throughout the 194th Separate Armored Brigade at Fort Knox, Kentucky, to include Platoon Leader and Assistant S-4, 42nd Field Hospital; Brigade Medical Supply Officer, 75th Forward Support Battalion; and Platoon Leader, 1-10th Cavalry Combined Arms Task Force. He deployed to Honduras to serve as the Company Commander for the Medical Element, Joint Task Force Bravo. Upon redeployment, he attended the Army Medical Department Officer Advance Course and was then assigned to the 131st Field Hospital, Fort Bliss, Texas, serving as the Battalion S-4 and, subsequently, as Company Commander. Following command, COL Zotomayor was assigned to Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as the Medical Logistics Officer, Directorate of Combat and Doctrine Development, Army Medical Department Center and School. He transitioned to Fort Irwin, California, serving as the chief, Logistics Division, Weed Army Community Hospital. He moved on to Fort Hood, Texas, and was assigned as the Support Operations Officer, 1st Medical Group, and as the Medical Logistics Officer, III Corps Surgeon’s Office. He returned to Fort Sam Houston as the chief of the Battle Lab Support Element, Army Medical Department Center and School. COL Zotomayor’s next assignment was as the Deputy G4, 3d Medical Command, Fort Gillem, Georgia. In 2004, he deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, to serve as the Medical Logistics Officer for the Coalition Forces Land Component Command Surgeon’s Office. In 2006-2007, he deployed as the G4 with the Task Force 3rd Medical Command at Camp Victory, Iraq. COL Zotomayor’s next duty assignment was as the division chief for the Operational Customer Facing Division and for the Medical Materiel Executive Agent Office, Medical Directorate, Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support, Philadelphia. In 2010, he deployed as Detachment Commander, DLA Support Team, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. From 2011 to 2014, he moved to Hawaii where he was assigned as the Pacific Region Medical Command G4 and the Tripler Army Medical Center Chief of Logistics. In July 2014, COL Zotomayor returned to the DLA Troop Support where he currently serves as the director, Medical Supply Chain. COL Zotomayor’s military education includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course and Officer Advance Course, Medical Logistics Management Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and Command and General Staff College. His awards and decora-
tions include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (eight awards), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (three awards), Joint Service Achievement Medal (two awards), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (two stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (two stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal. He has earned the Expert Field Medical Badge and the Parachutist Badge, and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
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