COL Anthony Mickelson

Name: Anthony Mickelson
Medical Service Corps
Current Duty Station:
Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute

COL Mickelson entered active duty as an enlisted Soldier on 1 July, 1975.  He graduated Distinguish Military Graduate from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse ROTC program on 16 May, 1980 and was commissioned under the early commissioning program as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Signal Corps serving as a platoon leader in the 410th Signal Company (USAR.)  He was commissioned as a Regular Army Officer in the Chemical Corps on 4 September, 1982 and served in the positions of Chemical Officer, Assistant S3, and Decon Platoon Leader with the 8th Infantry Division (Mech), Chemical Branch Assistant Team Chief, Readiness Group FT Indiantown Gap, Brigade Chemical Officer and Headquarters and Headquarters Company Commander for the 17th Aviation Brigade, the Chief of the Army Chemical Protective Mask Program in the Combat Development Division for the US Army Chemical School, and the Chief of Public Affairs, US Forces Azores.  He was commission in the Medical Corps (USAR) on 18 November, 1998.  COL Mickelson served as the Division Psychiatrist, 28th Infantry Division (Pennsylvania US Army National Guard), and Chief of Mental Health, Task Force Med Falcon (KOSOVO).  He was commissioned in the Regular Army Medical Corps in July 2005.  He served as the Behavioral Health Chief, USAMEDDAC, Bavaria, the Deputy Chief of Behavioral Health, 31 Combat Support Hospital, Camp Bucca, Iraq, and the Deputy Chief of Behavioral Health, Womack Army Medical Center, FT Bragg.  He is currently serving as the Director for Military Medical Operations at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute (AFRRI).


His educational background consists of a BS in Medical Technology with a minor in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.  He has a MS degree and a M.D. degree from the American University of the Caribbean.  He completed his internship year in Internal Medicine at St Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD and completed his Adult and Child Psychiatry Residency at Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, PennState College of Medicine.  He is certified in the specialty of psychiatry under the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.


His military awards consist of the Meritorious Service Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Accommodation Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (1 Oak leaf Cluster), Army Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge.


He is married to the former Jennifer Lohuis and has 3 daughters-Amy, Jessica, and Katie.