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Fort Carson DENTAC Command Team
TRAINING NCO: SSG McDaniel
COL John (Jay) Etzenbach was raised in Peru, Illinois. He graduated from Illinois Valley Community College and attended the University of Illinois at Urbana prior to being accepted to dental school. He graduated with a D.D.S. degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry in 1982. He immediately began his residency in Periodontics and graduated with a Certificate in Periodontics in 1984. Upon graduation from his postgraduate training, COL Etzenbach opened a private practice in Periodontics in his hometown. While in private practice, he also earned an MBA from Lewis University in 1995.
After eleven years in private practice, COL Etzenbach was commissioned an officer in the US Army Dental Corps. Following the Officer Basic Course, COL Etzenbach was assigned as Chief of Periodontics at Vogelweh Dental Clinic in Kaiserslautern, Germany. While there, he started the periodontal track for the AEGD-1 residency program. During that time, he served as the ERDC Conference Coordinator and organized the Garmisch and Sonthofen Dental Conferences for the Europe Regional Dental Command. After 5 years in Vogelweh, he was reassigned as Chief of Periodontics at Tripler Army Medical Center. Following one year at TAMC, he was named OIC of the Schofield Barracks Dental Clinic. While in Hawaii, COL Etzenbach served as a mentor for the AEGD-1 program and transitioned the program to an AGD-2 Comprehensive Dentistry Residency. Following his assignment in Hawaii, he was reassigned as OIC of Benjamin Franklin Village Dental Clinic in Mannheim, Germany.
COL Etzenbach received Board Certification in Periodontology and is a Diplomate in the American Board of Periodontology. He has been awarded the prestigious “A” Designator from The Surgeon General and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit (Army Medical Department). He is also a Fellow in the International College of Dentists.
COL Etzenbach is a graduate of the Command and General Staff Officers’ Course and graduated from the US Army War College with a Masters Degree in Military Science in July 2006.
COL Etzenbach was most recently Commander of the US Army Dental Activity, Bavaria.
DENTAC EXECUTIVE OFFICER/COMPANY COMMANDER: CPT Benjamen Wilson
SENIOR DENTAL NCO: MSG Hernandez