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Colonel Todd Traver
COL Damon Mathis

Director, Reserve Affairs

COL Traver began his military career by enlisting in the Army in June of 1986 as an Ears, Nose and Throat Specialist. He served on active duty for four years and completed tours at Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center, West Germany and Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C. COL Traver reenlisted in June 1990 as an Infantryman with the Massachusetts Army National Guard serving as an Infantry Fire Team Leader and Squad Leader with C Company, 1st Battalion, 104th Infantry Regiment, 26th Infantry Division (Yankee Division). 
 
COL Traver received a direct commission in the Army Reserve Nurse Corps in December 1993. His assignments include: Chemical Officer 364th Field Hospital Albany, NY, Chemical Officer 348th General Hospital, Albany, NY: Battalion Operations Officer 348th General Hospital, Albany, NY, Training Support Officer Northeast Medical Area Readiness Support Group, Staten Island, NY. He entered the Active Guard and Reserve Program in September 2007 and his assignments include: Manager Reserve Health Readiness Program, Headquarters, United States Army Reserve Command, Fort McPherson, GA, Chief of Credentialing, AMEDD Professional Management Command, Forest Park, GA, Commander, 429th Multifunctional Medical Battalion, Savannah, GA, and Clinical Training Officer, Medical Readiness and Training Command, San Antonio, TX. He assumed the position of Clinical Training Officer, Medical Readiness and Training Command, San Antonio, TX. He assumed the position of Director of Reserve Affairs, Office of the Surgeon General in May 2017.
 
COL Traver has deployed once in Support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, where he served as the Commander 3D Multifunctional Medical Battalion (Provisional) Bagram, Afghanistan with mission command over all Army echelon above brigade medical forces in the theater. In addition he was dual-hatted as the Deputy Commander of Task Force Medical Afghanistan.
 
COL Traver holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, a Master of Public Administration Degree from Marist College and a Master of Strategic Studies Degree from the US Army War College.
 
His military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Officer and NCO NBC Defense Course, Combined Arms Exercise Course, Command and General Staff College – Intermediate Level Education, Contract Officer Representative Course, Defense Strategy Course, Reserve Component National Security Course and he is a Distinguished Graduate of the US Army War College Class ’15. He holds additional skill identifiers as a Civil Defense Officer and Strategist as well as the Army Medical Department “A” Proficiency Designator.
 
COL Traver’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters (OLCs), Army Commendation Medal with one OLC, Army Achievement Medal with four OLCs, Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Achievement Medal with four OLCs, National Defense Service Medal with bronze star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal with M-device and silver hour-glass, NATO Medal with bronze star, Meritorious Unit Commendation, German Armed Forces Marksmanship Badge (Gold) and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold). He is the 2005 recipient of the Nurse Corps Award of Excellence and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.