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Major General Robert D. Tenhet
Robert Tenhet

​Deputy Surgeon General and Deputy Commanding General (Support)  
U.S. Army Medical Command

MG Robert D. Tenhet was born into an Army Family. In 1984, he graduated from Elon College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and was commissioned in the Medical Service Corps as a Distinguished Military Graduate.
 
Before assuming his current duties of Deputy Surgeon General and Deputy Commanding General (Support), US Army Medical Command, he served as Commanding General, Regional Health Command – Atlantic (Provisional) from May 2014 to November 2015. His other military assignments include: Executive Officer to The Surgeon General, Office of the Army Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA; Commander, Joint Task Force 1st Medical Brigade, Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom); Commander, 1st Medical Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief of Staff, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Chief of Staff, 44th Medical Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. and Baghdad, Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom); G-3, 44th Medical Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. and Baghdad, Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom); Commander, 261st Area Support Medical Battalion (Airborne), 44th Medical Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Associate Dean, Academy of Health Sciences, AMEDD Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Executive Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii; Chief, Clinical Support Division, Bassett Army Community Hospital, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Baylor Resident, Keller Army Community Hospital, West Point, N.Y.; S-3, 56th Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C., Saudi Arabia (Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm); Commander, 36th Medical Clearing Company (Airborne), 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C; Executive Officer, HHC, 307th Medical Battalion (Airborne), 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Platoon Leader and Executive Officer, HHC, 1/325 Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
MG Tenhet earned his Master’s Degrees from the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration and the U.S. Naval War College in National Security and Strategic Studies. His military education includes the AMEDD Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
 
His awards and decorations include: the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with four Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with five Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with five Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Southwest Asia Service Medal (with two Bronze Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal; Master Parachutist Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Army Staff Identification Badge and, Canadian, Turkish and Honduran Airborne Badges. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and the American College of Healthcare Administrators.