Colonel Mark W. Thompson
Commander, USA MEDDAC - Fort Drum
Colonel Mark W. Thompson received his initial commission from the United
States Military Academy, West Point, NY, graduating as a Distinguished Cadet
and the Cadet with second highest class standing. He received his Doctor of
Medicine (MD) degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.
COL Thompson completed his pediatric internship and residency training at
Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, and neonatology fellowship
training at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics, Iowa City, IA. In
addition, he completed a medical research fellowship at Walter Reed Army
Institute of Research and received a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies
from the Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, PA.
COL Thompson held a variety of assignments inside and outside of the
continental United States. He served as Staff Neonatologist; Chief, Newborn
Intensive Care Unit; and Chief, Newborn Services, National Naval Medical
Center, Bethesda, MD. At Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI, he
served as the Director of the Joint University of Hawaii/Tripler Army
Medical Center Neonatology Fellowship and Chief, Department of Pediatrics.
Most recently, he served as Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, Madigan
Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, WA. He deployed twice in support of
Operation Enduring Freedom as the Chief, Pediatrics Services, 14th Combat
Support Hospital, in 2006 and as the Chief, Clinical Operations, Task Force
62d Medical Brigade, in 2010 - 2011. His most recent deployment was from
November 2010 - January 2011 as Commander, 31st Combat Support Hospital,
Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan. He recently completed a 4-year term as Pediatric
Consultant to The Surgeon General.
COL Thompson is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed articles and book
chapters, 12 published abstracts, and over 60 research and invited
presentations. He received several research and teaching awards to include
the Sowgas Award, James Bass Resident Teaching Award, and Dr. Michael K.
Yancey Award for Excellence in Teaching.
His military awards include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal,
Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Navy-Marine Corps
Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Navy Achievement Medal, Military
Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, and Meritorious Unit Commendation. He
is the recipient of The Surgeon General’s “A” designator for career academic
accomplishments and the Order of Military Medical Merit.