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Commander's Biography
COL Dana K. Renta
Commander for the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, MD
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A native of Georgia, COL Renta received her ROTC commission (RA) from Georgia State University (DMG) with a B.S. in biology. Initially branched in the Quartermaster Corps (QM), COL Renta served as Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer of the 29th Supply and Service Company, Wiesbaden, Germany. On returning to the US, she completed numerous logistics courses and later served as Staff Officer for Quartermaster Center and School Combat Development Test and Evaluation Division.

Later, COL Renta received her MD from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) and completed her residency in family medicine at Martin Army Community Hospital (MACH), Fort Benning, Georgia. COL Renta served in various clinical leadership positions with increasing levels of responsibility, at locations such as the United States Army Health Clinic-Vicenza, Italy and Martin Army Health Clinic, Fort Benning, Georgia. Her most recent efforts have been as Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, Lyster Army Health Clinic and Commander of US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. She comes to WRAIR from U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters where she served as the IMCOM Command Surgeon.

Her awards and decorations include the Flight Surgeon Badge, Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (OLC), National Defense Service Medal (OLC), Army Superior Unit Award, Kosovo Service Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Medal, and Overseas Ribbon (OLC).

COL Renta has deployed to Albania, with the 47th Forward Support Battalion, and with the 86th Combat Support Hospital in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF1).

She is a member of the American Board of Family Practice, a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, and previously served as the TarWars Chapter Coordinator, a program that emphasizes tobacco-free life choices for 5th Graders, with the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians, Health Promotions Committee. COL Renta is also a member of the prestigious Order of Military Medical Merit and The Knight of the Honorable Order of Saint Michael. COL Renta is an Intermediate Level Education (ILE) graduate.

Last Modified Date: 15-October-2015

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