COLONEL BRET T. ACKERMANN
Colonel Bret T. Ackermann is from Baton Rouge, LA. He is a board-certified Emergency Medicine Physician, and the current Commander, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Fort Shafter, HI. 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, HI; 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, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX.
Colonel Ackermann’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, 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 holds the Army Surgeon General’s 9A designator.