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Col. Daniel G. Bonnichsen
Deputy Commander for Administration
Col. Daniel G. Bonnichsen, Deputy Commander for Administration

COL Daniel G. Bonnichsen entered military service in 1986, serving nearly six years with the Idaho Army National Guard as an enlisted Combat Engineer. COL Bonnichsen is a 1992 distinguished military graduate from the University of Idaho, with an undergraduate degree in Biology. In 1992 he entered active duty as a Medical Service Corps Officer and immediately attended AMEDD Officerís Basic Course and Flight School. Following Flight School, he served two years in Korea as a MEDEVAC Section Leader in Taegu, Korea. In 1996, COL Bonnichsen was re-assigned to Fort Campbell, KY and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) where he served as a Section Leader in a MEDEVAC Company.

COL Bonnichsen completed the Aviation Captains Career Course in 1998 and moved to Fort Carson, CO where he served the next three years as Platoon Leader, Operations Officer, and Company and Squadron Executive Officer. In 2001, COL Bonnichsen attended the US Army-Baylor Program where he earned a Masterís Degree in Hospital Administration from the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration in 2003. Following school, COL Bonnichsen completed his residency at Madigan Army Medical Center and then served as the deputy comptroller for the Western Regional Medical Command. In 2004, COL Bonnichsen was selected and attended the CGSC in residence program at Fort Leavenworth, KS. He spent the next four years at Fort Campbell, KY completing two combat tours to Iraq and Afghanistan while serving as the 101st Airborne Division Medical Operations Officer, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Assistant S3, and three years in Command of Charlie Company, 6-101st Medical Company (Air Ambulance). Following Command, COL Bonnichsen moved to Joint Base Lewis-McChord where he served 14 months as the Western Regional Dental Command Executive Officer and Troop Commander, followed by two years as the Western Regional Medical Command Executive Officer and Deputy Chief of Staff. In July 2012, he was assigned as Deputy Commander for Administration at Irwin Army Community Hospital at Fort Riley, Kansas. In 2015, COL Bonnichsen was awarded a Masterís Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College and in August 2015, he transitioned to Honolulu Hawaii and currently serves as the DCA at Tripler Army Medical Center.

COL Bonnichsen is a graduate of the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course Aeromedical Evacuation Officers Course, Medical Logistics Course, Aviation Officers Advanced Course, and Command and General Staff College, in residence and US Army War College. COL Bonnichsenís awards and decorations include: the Bronze Star Medal w/OLC, the Meritorious Service Medal w/ 5OLC, the Army Commendation Medal w/ 5OLC, the Army Achievement Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award and Meritorious Unit Award. He is awarded the Expert Field Medical Badge, Master Aviator Badge, Parachutist Badge and Air Assault wings. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and Order of St Michael.