COL Aaron C. Pitney
Colonel Aaron C. Pitney received his commission from the United States Military Academy and his Medical Doctorate from the Uniformed Services University. He completed a Pediatric Residency at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology at the National Capital Region Medical Directorate and post-fellowship training in Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant at Johns Hopkins. Colonel Pitney is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.
Colonel Pitney began his clinical career at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, where he served as Division Chief and Institutional Primary Investigator with the Pediatric Oncology Group from 2003-2007. He was next assigned as Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology and Assistant Chief of Pediatrics, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii. In 2010, he was named Chief of Pediatrics at Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, a position he held until 2015. He then served as Deputy Commander for Clinical Services and Chief Medical Officer, 549th Hospital Center/Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital, Republic of Korea. Colonel Pitney returned to JBLM in 2016 to serve as Deputy and then Chief of Clinical Operations for Regional Health Command-Pacific. He assumed the position of Chief of Medical Readiness, Office of the Surgeon General, Falls Church, Virginia, in 2018. From 2020 to 2022, he was the commander of the U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Most recently, Colonel Pitney served as Command Surgeon, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Eustis, Virginia.
Colonel Pitney's operational assignments include deploying as the Battalion Surgeon for the 704th Division Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Camp Speicher, Iraq, in 2003, and serving as Medical Director for the 21st Combat Support Hospital in Mosul, Iraq, in 2010. He also served as Joint Task Force Medical Team Leader, Operation Cobra Gold, 2009. His military education includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, and Command and General Staff College. He also holds a Master's degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.
Colonel Pitney's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (1 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLCs), the Army Commendation Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (4 OLCs), the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 service stars), the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Parachutist Badge, and the Army Staff Badge. He is the recipient of The Surgeon General's "A" Designator and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.