LTC Christopher Pitcher is an assistant professor in the Department of Physics and Nuclear Engineering. He graduated from the University of Florida in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering. He continued at UF and received a Master of Science degree in Health Physics in 1995. After receiving his commission in 1996 as a Medical Service Corps direct accession, LTC Pitcher completed the Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course at Fort Sam Houston, TX. He was then assigned to the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Bethesda, MD, where he served as a radiation dosimetrest. LTC Pitcher then served at Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, GA, as the Radiation Safety Officer. He was then selected for Long Term Health Education and Training where he received his Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2004. LTC Pitcher then served as the Operations Officer for the Health Physics Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC. LTC Pitcher then deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with the 62nd Medical Brigade as the Theater Radiations Safety Officer and the Radiological Consultant to the MNC-I Surgeon. Upon redeployment LTC Pitcher served in multiple positions at Fort Sam Houston, TX to include; Chief, CBRNE Sciences Branch at the Army Medical Department Center and School, Combat Developer at the Directorate of Combat and Doctrine Development, and Radiation Safety Officer for Brooke Army Medical Center and the Southern Regional Medical Command.
LTC Pitcher's awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Iraqi Campaign Medal.
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