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Col. Steven Gaydos has served within the Army Aviation community for more than twenty years in myriad positions within both the Aviation and Medical Corps branches.
Gaydos graduated in 1991 with a Bachelor of Science in physics from the University of Dayton as an ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate receiving a regular Army commission in the Aviation branch. Upon completion of Initial Entry Rotary Wing training, he served seven years as an Aviation officer qualifying in both fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft while serving stateside and overseas in a number of company and battalion level leadership and staff positions. He is a Senior Aviator with 2,200 hours of flight time.
Gaydos received his Medical Doctorate (AOA Scholar) from Georgetown University in 2002 completing his initial residency training in emergency medicine. He earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in 2008 followed by a second residency in Aerospace Medicine. He has served as a Medical Corps officer within a number of clinical, operational, executive, and research assignments. He is board certified in emergency medicine, aerospace medicine, and occupational medicine.
Gaydos has been awarded the prestigious “A” Proficiency Designator by the Army Medical Department. His military awards and decorations include the Master Army Flight Surgeon badge, Senior Army Aviator badge, Basic Space badge, Airborne badge, Air Assault badge, British military parachute wings, Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and NATO Medal. His overseas assignments and deployments include Honduras (JTF-B), Haiti (Uphold Democracy), Japan (USAR-J), Philippines (JSOTF-P), United Kingdom (British Army MPEP), and Afghanistan (UK Forces, Operation Herrick 15/19).
Gaydos is a fellow of the Aerospace Medical Association, the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, the American Academy of Emergency Physicians, and the Royal Society of Medicine (UK). He is involved in a number of aerospace, occupational, and emergency medicine professional organizations and has authored more than fifty scientific publications, textbook chapters, technical reports, and published abstracts.
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