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Brigadier General Deydre S. Teyhen

Commanding General, Brooke Army Medical Center
Deputy Market Director, San Antonio Market
20th Chief, U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps (SP)

Photo of Brigadier General Deydre S. TeyhenBG Deydre Teyhen received her Bachelor of Arts in Sports Science at Ohio Wesleyan University. She earned her master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the U.S. Army-Baylor University, completed her Ph.D. in Biomechanics from the University of Texas, and earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from Baylor University. BG Teyhen graduated with honors as a distinguished graduate from the U.S. Army War College with a master’s degree in Strategic Studies.

Prior to assuming command of the Brooke Army Medical Center, BG Teyhen previously served as the Deputy Chief of Staff (Support, G-1/4/6) at the Office of the Surgeon General in Falls Church, Virginia. During the pandemic, she served as the Department of Defense Lead of Therapeutics for Operation Warp Speed at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and as the Commander for Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, the Department of Defense’s largest biomedical research facility. She led infectious disease, brain, and behavioral health research efforts; including research to prevent, detect, and treat COVID-19. Previously, she commanded the U.S. Army Health Clinic Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Her previous assignments include Assistant Chief of Staff, Public Health at the Office of the Army Surgeon General; Commander, Public Health Command Region-South; Deputy Director, Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center at Fort Detrick, Md.; Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Physical Therapy Research for the U.S. Army Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy on Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Officer-in-Charge of Task Force 10 Delta Med in Al Kut, Iraq; Chief of Musculoskeletal Care Center and Chief of Physical Therapy at Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, Fort Meade; Chief of Outpatient Physical Therapy at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; Chief of Physical Therapy, 21st Combat Support Hospital in Tuzla, Bosnia; and Physical Therapist at (then) Carl R. Darnall Army Community Hospital at Fort Hood, Texas.

BG Teyhen also serves as the 20th Chief, U.S. Army Medical Specialist Corps. She has spent her career focused on improving the delivery of healthcare, holistic health, and readiness (public health, musculoskeletal medicine, behavioral health, resiliency, imaging, and technology). Her research accomplishments include over 225 peer-reviewed publications, editorials, book chapters, and published abstracts; 120 presentations at conferences; and 150 invited lectures.

BG Teyhen’s key military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit (four Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Medical Department Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3), the Surgeon General’s “A” Proficiency Designator, and the U.S. Army War College Commandant’s Award for Distinction in Research. Key civilian awards include Catherine Worthingham Fellow of the American Physical Therapy Association, Dissertation Award from the University of Texas, the American Physical Therapy Association, Margaret L. Moore Award for Outstanding New Academic Faculty Member, and inducted into the Kinesiology and Health Education Distinguished Alumna Hall of Honor, University of Texas.

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