Commander's Biography 

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COL Timothy Stevenson

Colonel Timothy Stevenson received his Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University in 1988.  He worked as a private practitioner for 1½ years, and then joined the US Army Veterinary Corps in 1990.  His first assignment was at Fort Bragg, NC, where he served as the OIC of the Veterinary Treatment Facility.   He completed the Officer Advanced Course in 1993, and his reward for finishing was an all-expense paid trip to Saudi Arabia, where he served as the Theater Veterinarian for Central Command.  He served as an instructor at the AMEDD Center and School from 1994 to 1996.  From 1996 to 1999 he had a hardship assignment at Texas A&M University, where he received his PhD in Food Microbiology.  He served as the Deputy Director at the DOD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory at Fort Sam Houston, where he helped them to achieve laboratory accreditation for the first time.  From 2001-2004 he served as the Commander of Veterinary Laboratory Europe, from 2004-2007 he served as Commander, Southern Europe Veterinary Detachment in Vicenza, Italy, and from 2010-2012 he served as Commander, Great Plains Regional Veterinary Command. 

Colonel Stevenson completed a senior staff assignment as Deputy Director, DOD Veterinary Services Activity at Office of the Surgeon General in Falls Church, Virginia.  He holds a Master of Science from the National War College and is board certified in the American College of Veterinary Microbiology and the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, with the Epidemiology Specialty.

Awards and decorations include the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award, Expert Field Medical Badge (Distinguished Honor Graduate), Meritorious Service Medal (6), Army Commendation Medal (3), Achievement Medal (2), National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbons (2), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), U.S. Army Veterinary Service Exceptional Veterinarian of the Year, AVMA Outstanding Student Award, Officer Basic Course, Brigadier General Charles V. Elia Award, Officer Advanced Course, Army Physical Fitness Excellence Award (44).