COLONEL BRET T. ACKERMANN
Colonel Bret T. Ackermann is from Baton Rouge, LA and is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician. 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 Director, Medical Management Centers, Pacific Regional Medical Command, Hawaii; 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’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.
Colonel Ackermann is married to the former Donna L. Burton also of Baton Rouge, LA and a graduate of LSU. They have two sons: Thomas and Phillip.