Leadership

LTC Metcalf

LTC Darryl M. Metcalf is a graduate of the Reserve Officers Training Command at the University of Missouri. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps.

Prior to his selection as the Commander of the United States Army Center for Environmental Health Research (USACEHR) LTC Metcalf was the Chief, Managed Care for Regional Health Command Europe. Previously, he served as a Research Fellow with the RAND Corporation. While at RAND, he conducted research on Global Health Engagements for the Office of the Army Surgeon General, medical equipping optimization for the United States Army Medical Research and Material Command, medical support for light footprint operations for the European Union, and medical support in the Pacific Theater for the United States Air Force.

His formative assignments include: Director, Patient Administration for the Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Executive Officer of the Performance Triad Task Force at the Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG), Combat Developer, Directorate of Combat and Doctrine Development, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Chief of Clinical Operations, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany, Chief of Operations, 212th Combat Support Hospital, Miesau, Germany, Chief of Patient Administration, Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Clinic, Fort Meade, MD, Company Commander, USA MEDDAC, Wurzburg, Germany and Medical Regulating Officer, 67th Combat Support Hospital, Wurzburg Germany. LTC Metcalf's combat and operational assignments have included; Operation New Dawn as the Theater Medical Regulating Officer with TF 47 MED, Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Chief, Patient Administration, 28th Combat Support Hospital, and Operation Joint Guard (KFOR) as the Medical Platoon Leader with 2/502nd Infantry Battalion, 101st Airborne Division.

LTC Metcalf enlisted in the Army in 1995 as an Armor Crewman and spent time in various units in the Republic of Korea and Fort Knox, Kentucky before being selected for a Green to Gold Scholarship. He received his commission from the University of Missouri, where he was the Distinguished Military Graduate and earned a Bachelor Degree in Communications Theory. Later, he attended the University of Oklahoma where he earned a Masters Degree in International Relations. LTC Metcalf is a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, and the Command and General Staff College.

LTC Metcalf's awards, decorations, and honors include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (7 OLC), Army Achievement Medal, The National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award) Kosovo Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal (with two Bronze Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, and the NATO Kosovo Medal. He has earned the Expert Field Medical Badge and Air Assault Badge.

Dr. Marti Jett

Dr. Marti Jett was selected for the Senior Executive Service and became Department of the Army Senior Scientific and Professional (ST) employee engaged in Research & Development in November 2014. As the Army's Senior Research Scientist (Systems Biology), she serves as the principal expert in this discipline within the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), and provides technical expertise on the scientific research which integrates animal and human network biology knowledge development with applied systems biology tools, computational sciences, modeling, and clinical conditions, with a specific focus on disease, illness and injuries of military relevance and related medical conditions.

Dr. Jett acts as an advisor to the Command through the Office of the Principal Assistant for Research and Technology (OPART) on systems biology issues and plans. The mission of the USAMRMC is the discovery, identification and development of countermeasures, medical diagnostics, pharmaceuticals, biologics and devices for militarily relevant conditions, to include patient care, applied research, and medical education. She serves under the general direction of the OPART for the systems biology Command-wide strategy and plans.

Dr. Jett's principal area of responsibility involves the formulation, implementation, management and integration of comprehensive basic and applied research programs in systems biology sciences applied to militarily relevant medical problems and diseases. In addition, she mentor junior scientific staff, and personally led and conducts research, in addition to the advisory and coordination duties.

Dr. Jett was born in Ohio and graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University, where she majored in Chemistry. Her post-graduate education in Physiological Chemistry was at Ohio State University and received her Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Georgetown University, Washington DC.

Dr. Jett's recent prior assignments were Director of the Integrative Systems Biology Program at the U.S. Army Center for Environmental Health Research, Fort Detrick, MD where she focused on systemic studies to determine the etiology of and finding solutions for military-relevant health issues. She also held a leadership position at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research where she was Chief of the Department of Molecular Pathology. Dr. Jett is Co-founder of the Gains in Engineering, Math and Science (GEMS) for middle/high school students and expanded the Science & Engineering Apprentice Program (SEAP) to include sequels (CQL) for undergraduate and graduate students, under the auspices of the U.S. Army Educational Outreach Program (US AEOP).

Among Dr. Jett's many awards were scholarships, fellowships, invited keynote speaker at scientific conferences. She received the "Excellence in Chemistry Award" from the State of Ohio, Fessenden Chemistry Prize, Who's Who among Students in American Universities and Colleges. She is given citations in America's Registry of Outstanding Professionals, International Who's Who of Professional and Business Women, and American Men and Women in Science.

She has a wealth of peer-reviewed scientific publications and 7 patents awarded plus 2 pending. Her major research grant awards include funding from DARPA, NIH, DTRA, CDMRP and Army Research Area Program awards. Nine students received the Ph.D, 12 the MS degrees in her laboratory (she holds Adjunct Professorship status at local universities). She has been a judge at the International Science Fair (ISEF) for many years and continues as the Chief Judge for the DC Science Fair (>20 years). She has co-mentored numerous students for the Intel Science Talent Search, 4 were semifinalists and 1 a finalist ("Junior Nobel Prize"). She was nominated for the "Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Math, and Engineering Mentoring" Program. She was honored as the 2012 "Scientist of the Year" by District of Columbia (DC) Hall of Fame.