Colonel Andrew C. Kim
Deputy Commander, U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command and Fort Detrick
COL Andrew Kim is the current Deputy Commanding Officer (DCO) of US Army Medical Research & Development Command (USAMRDC), at Ft. Detrick MD. He also has been designated as the Senior Research & Technology Advisor (SRTA) to the Commanding General. His prior assignment was Deputy Chief of Staff for Public Health (DCS-PH) for U.S. Army Medical Command (MEDCOM), and Special Assistant to the Army's Surgeon General for the COVID-19 pandemic.
His previous military assignments include: Chief Medical Officer (CMO) of National Defense University (3-star CMD), Command Surgeon for Army Materiel Command (4-star), Division Surgeon for Second Infantry Division (2-star), Chief Medical Officer (military) and nuclear surety inspector for Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA, 3-star), Chief of internal medicine/clinic for the 14th Combat Support Hospital in Bagram (Afghanistan), Combat Information Center Officer and Electrical Division Officer onboard the USS Truxtun (CGN-35) during two WESTPAC sea deployments.
COL Kim is a Merit Graduate of the US Naval Academy, and holds his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His other academic degrees include MPH from USUHS, MA in Journalism from University of Missouri-Columbia, MS in National Resource Strategy from Eisenhower School at National Defense University (NDU), and a certificate in Weapons of Mass Destruction/Diplomacy from NDU. He also completed the Naval Nuclear Propulsion School (NPS) Program and qualified as a naval nuclear engineer officer, qualifying on both S7G and D2G naval reactors. He's been on active duty service for 20 years in the Army, and previously 5 years in the Navy prior to medical school.
COL Kim is post-doctorally trained/boarded in Internal Medicine, Public Health, Occupational Health, and Hematology/Oncology. He is a Fellow in the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine (ACOEM).
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Army Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Combat Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, qualified Naval Nuclear Engineer, and Naval Surface Warfare Qualification.