Lieutenant Colonel Merbin Carattini recently served as the Senior Medical Planner and Assistant Executive Officer to The Army Surgeon General, U.S. Army.  His previous assignment was serving as Battalion Commander of the 1st Medical Recruiting Battalion, Fort Meade, Maryland.  Additionally, he served as the Executive Officer to the Deputy Commanding General for Operations, U.S. Army Medical Command, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas; Chief of Commanding General’s Strategy and Innovations Group in the U.S. Army Regional Health Command – Pacific; and as the Special Assistant to the CEO of the Hawaii Enhanced Multi-Service Market, Command Surgeon for U.S. Army Pacific, and 18th Chief of the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps.

Previously, LTC Carattini was the Executive Officer, Deputy Commanding General for the U.S. Army Pacific Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Senior Strategy Planner at U.S. Army Pacific Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii; Support Operations Officer, 261st Multifunctional Medical Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he led all the external medical support to the 82nd Infantry Division (ABN) and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 10 and transitioned to Operation New Dawn.  He was the Commander, U.S. Army Air Ambulance Detachment at Joint Task Force Bravo, Soto Cano, Honduras; Chief of Current Operations, 44th Medical Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; and the Operations Officer, 57th Air Ambulance Company, Fort Bragg North Carolina, in which he deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom 1, 3, and 5.

LTC Carattini received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and his commission from University of Puerto Rico, Mayaguez Campus. He holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) Degree and Organizational Leadership from Webster University, Saint Louis Missouri, a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences Degree – General Studies from the Command and General Staff College, Fort Benning, Georgia, and a Masters in Military Arts and Sciences from the School for Advanced Military Studies, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.


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