Chief of Staff
Colonel Christopher M. Todd
Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Medical Research & Development Command
Colonel Christopher Todd entered active duty as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps in 1994 through a direct appointment from the Reserve Component. Colonel Todd's early assignments included Platoon Leader, later Accountable Officer, A Company, 147th Medical Logistics Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; S4/Logistics Officer, Medical Task Force 47, Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Operation Uphold Democracy; and Aide-de-Camp to the Commander of the newly-created Defense Medical Readiness Training Institute.
Following these positions, Colonel Todd was assigned to the 2d Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea, as the Division Medical Supply Officer and Executive Officer of F Company, 702d Main Support Battalion. Upon completion of the Officer Advanced Course, Colonel Todd returned to Korea to serve as the Battalion S3, and later Commander, A Company, 16th Medical Logistics Battalion, at Camp Carroll.
Colonel Todd then served as the Chief of Fielding Operations at the US Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) where he coordinated the initial fielding, upgrade, and retrograde of Army-managed medical assemblages, to include multiple Deployable Medical Systems hospital set upgrades and Modular Medical sustainment actions. While at USAMMA, he also served as the Executive Officer for the AMEDD's Medical Logistics Support Team, where he deployed to Kuwait to plan, synchronize and execute the upgrade and transfer of Army Prepositioned Stock in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Colonel Todd completed the Army's Logistics Executive Development Course and a cooperative degree program with the Florida Institute of Technology. He was then assigned as the Chief, Logistics Division, Bassett Army Community Hospital, Fort Wainwright, Alaska. Colonel Todd then served as a Contract Specialist at the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA), Fort Detrick, Maryland, followed by service as the Executive Officer to the Director/PARC, USAMRAA and Contracting and Grants Officer. In 2009, Colonel Todd assumed responsibility as the Chief, Europe Regional Contracting Office, Landstuhl, Germany. Following that assignment, Colonel Todd served as the Deputy Commander for Operations, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Centerâ€“Europe, Pirmasens, Germany, where he managed the execution of medical logistics in support of the EUCOM, AFRICOM and CENTCOM theaters. He also served as the Army's first Centralized Selection List Product Manager for Medical Simulation, followed by Joint Project Lead, at the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) in Orlando, Florida. Prior to his arrival at the US Army Medical Research and Development Command Colonel Todd's most recent assignment was as Commander and Senior Contracting Official for the US Army Health Contracting Activity (USAHCA).
In addition to his MS in Logistics Management from Florida Tech and a Master of Strategic Studies from Army War College, Colonel Todd has an MA in Management from Webster University and a BS in Political Science from Texas A&M University. He is DAWIA Level III Certified in Contracting and Program Management.