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MEDDAC Commander

COL Matthew Mattner

Colonel Matthew Mattner
Commander, USA MEDDAC - Fort Drum

Colonel Matthew Mattner received his commission as a Medical Service Corps officer after graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in physics. He also holds a Master of Science degree in Aviation Safety from the Central Missouri State University, now the University of Central Missouri.

Colonel Mattner held a variety of command and staff positions culminating in his previous assignment as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff, V Corps, Wiesbaden, Germany, and as the Director of Staff, International Security Assistance Force Joint Command (IJC), Kabul, Afghanistan. His other assignments include Medical Platoon Leader, 3-187th Infantry Regiment Rakassans and Treatment Platoon Leader, Bravo Company, 326th Medical Battalion, Division Support Command, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) with deployment to Operation Desert Shield. Following flight school, he served as flight section leader and flight platoon leader, 3rd Platoon, 377th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), 52nd Medical Battalion, Taegu, Republic of Korea. Upon completing the Aviation Officer Advanced Course, Colonel Mattner served as Executive Officer, 236th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Landstuhl, Germany. He then assumed command of Charlie Company, 299th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, Schweinfurt, Germany, and deployed to Operation Joint Endeavor/Joint Forge, Tuzla, Bosnia. Following deployment, Colonel Mattner served as the Division Medical Evacuation Officer, Division Medical Operations Center, 1st Infantry Division, Kitzingen, Germany.

He also served as an Aviation Resource Management Survey (ARMS) inspector and Operations Officer at the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine before returning to Korea, where he commanded the 542nd Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Camp Page and then served as the S2/3, 52nd Medical Battalion (Evacuation) and Chief of Operations, 18th Medical Command, Seoul, Korea. Following an assignment at the Department of the Army Inspector General Agency at the Pentagon, Colonel Mattner assumed command of the Wiesbaden Army Health Clinic, Wiesbaden, Germany. He also served as the Medical Operations Officer, U.S. Army Europe, Heidelberg, Germany, before being selected to serve as the Chief of Staff, V Corps, as the Corps’ headquarters was manning, equipping, and training for deployment to Operation Enduring Freedom.

In addition to his service and deployment medals, Colonel Mattner’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. He earned the Expert Field Medical Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge. He has been recognized by the Order of Military Medical Merit and the Order of St. Michael (Bronze Medallion).