COLONEL BRET T. ACKERMANN
Colonel Bret T. Ackermann is from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and an Emergency Medicine Physician currently credentialed at Tripler Army Medical Center. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA; a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from Southeastern College of Osteopathic Medicine, North Miami Beach FL; and a Masters of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.
Colonel Ackermann's previous assignments include Commander, 121st Combat Support Hospital / Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Commander, 168th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, Daegu, Republic of Korea; Deputy Command Surgeon, Joint Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, NC; Command Surgeon, US Army Office of Military Support, Washington, DC; Regimental Surgeon, 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, GA; Medical Director, Emergency Medical Services, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, NC; and Transitional Internship followed by Residency in Emergency Medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX.
Colonel Ackermann is a graduate of the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the US Army Command and General Staff College in residence, and the US Army War College in residence. He is a
Diplomat of the American Board of Emergency Medicine and Fellow of both the American Academy of Emergency Medicine and the American College of Emergency Physicians. Colonel Ackermann holds academic appointments as Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD, and as Clinical Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Ajou University School of Medicine, Seoul, Republic of Korea. He deployed in support of US Special Operations Command for Operations ENDURING FREEDOM and IRAQI FREEDOM.
Colonel Ackermann’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal with 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster, Joint Service Achievement Medal, and Army Achievement Medal. He is authorized to wear the Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Flight Surgeon Badge, Parachutist Badge, Ranger Tab, British, Egyptian, Greek, Italian, Jordanian, and United Arab Emirates Parachutist Badges, and other unit, campaign, and service awards. Colonel Ackermann is a Past-President of the Association of Military Osteopathic Physicians and Surgeons, a member of the Army Medical Department's Order of Military Medical Merit, and an honorary member of the Korean Military Medical Association.