Commander's Biography 

Colonel John V. Teyhen

COL Teyhen 
COL John V. Teyhen
U.S. Army Public Health Command

Prior to this assignment, Colonel John Teyhen served as the as the Chief of Staff at the U.S. Army Public Health Command.  Previously he served at the Pentagon as the Director of the Medical Systems Office where he represented the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)). Additionally, he was dual-hatted as the Medical Portfolio Director in the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology (DASA R&T).

COL Teyhen has served in three different assignments at the U.S. Army Medical Department Center & School. He first served as the Chief, Environmental Quality Branch; then as Chief, Department of Preventive Health Services; and as Director, Center for Health Education and Training, where he managed the ten teaching departments. COL Teyhen has also served as the Program Manager of the Army Health Hazard Assessment Program at the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine (USACHPPM). Additionally, he served as the Environmental Health Consultant for the Great Plains Regional Medical Command, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and the Chief of Environmental Health at Fort Hood, Texas.

COL Teyhen’s operational assignments include Deputy Command Surgeon, U.S. Army South/6th Army (Central/South America and the Caribbean); Commander, 224th Medical Detachment; Chief, Preventive Medicine, Joint Task Force–Bravo, Honduras; Executive Officer, 25th Medical Detachment; Force Health Protection Officer, JTF–Bravo, Iraq; Division Environmental Science Officer, 8th Infantry Division; and Civil Affairs Officer, 489th Civil Affairs Company. He has deployed to Iraq, Haiti, Bosnia, Honduras, Nicaragua and Kenya.

COL Teyhen holds a Bachelor of Science in Health from Austin Peay State University, where he received his ROTC commission into the Medical Service Corps. He also holds a Master of Public Health in Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety from the University of Tennessee. As an undergraduate, he completed an internship with the Environmental Division within the Directorate of Engineering and Housing at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. During graduate school, he completed an internship with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Additionally, he completed Training with Industry (TWI) assignment with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Headquarters in Washington D.C. He is a Registered Environmental Health Specialist (REHS) with the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).

During his military career, COL Teyhen completed the Defense Strategy Course, the Medical Strategic Leadership Program, the Senior Training and Education Manager’s Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Combined Armed Services Staff School, and the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. He earned a variety of awards including the Expert Field Medical Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.