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Deputy Commander for Health Readiness

COL LeMaster  

Lt. Col. David L. Hamilton

Lt. Col. David Hamilton is a US Army Physician Assistant who hails from southern Ohio. He began military service in the Army Reserve and served as a Military Police specialist and Special Forces communications and medical sergeant. Upon entering active duty he deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield and Storm, and several other contingency operations.

He attended the Army Physician Assistant Training Program and was commissioned in 1996. As an Army Medical Specialist Corps officer, he has served with the 4th Infantry Regiment, 37th Armor Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, and Health Clinics in Schweinfurt, Germany, at Fort Drum NY, and Fort Carson CO. His command assignments included Medical Company Commander in the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team in Bamberg, Germany and Commander, Public Health Command District Fort Bragg, NC.

Since 2004, Lt. Col. Hamilton has deployed for 39 months as a Physician Assistant in support of US Army operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Lt. Col. Hamilton’s education includes a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College, Master of Public Health in Occupational Medicine from the University of Oklahoma's College of Public Health, a Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, a Bachelor of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Texas Health Science Center, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from The Ohio State University.

Lt. Col. Hamilton is a Military Freefall Parachutist, Jumpmaster, and is Army Ranger qualified.


This Web site provides an introduction to the U.S. Army Medical Department's headquarters organizations, which are the Office of the Army Surgeon General and
U.S. Army Medical Command headquarters. It is intended for interested members of the public, news media and Army Medical Department beneficiaries.
Last Modified 29 August, 2016