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Aug 26 – Sep 1, 2020


Col Clinton K. Murray

September 1, 2020: Colonel Clinton K. Murray recently became the new Commander and Director of the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD. His previous assignment was as the United States Forces Korea and United Nations Command Surgeon. He previously served as the Commander of the 1st Area Medical Laboratory, the Army’s only operational deployable laboratory for theater level validation of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents from 2017-2019. He served as the deputy corps chief for the medical corps and medical corps specific branch proponency officer from 2015 to 2017, chief of the ID service at BAMC from 2011-2015 and program director for the combined Army and Air Force ID fellowship in San Antonio, Texas, from 2005-2012. He was the ID consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General from 2016-2020. He is a professor of medicine at USUHS, fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and master of the American College of Physicians.He received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Texas Tech University in 1991, medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1996 and Master of Strategic Study degree from the Army War College in 2015. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1999 and a fellowship in infectious disease at Brooke Army Medical Center/San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in 2002.He succeeds Col. Deydre Teyhen in this position. Col. Teyhen, along with CSM. Natasha Santiago, was part of the first female command team in the 127 year history of the institute.

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