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Col. Eric W. Olins was commissioned as a captain in the Medical Corps in 1993 upon his graduation from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. His prior assignments included serving as a Brigade Surgeon, 2nd Infantry Division, Korea; Brigade Surgeon 4th Forward Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Battalion Surgeon 64th Forward Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson (Kuwait); Squadron Flight Surgeon, 4th Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Carson; Force Surgeon, Multinational Force and Observers, Sinai, Egypt; Regional Flight Surgeon, Western Region Medical Command, Fort Lewis, Washington; Deputy Commander For Clinical Services, Basset Army Community Hospital, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Dean and Assistant Dean, U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Battalion Flight Surgeon, 4/3 Assault Helicopter Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia (Iraq); Commander, Patterson Army Health Clinic, Fort Monmouth, New Jersey; Battalion Flight Surgeon, 2-227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Calvary Division, Fort Hood, Texas (Afghanistan); and G-37 Aviation Medicine and Director, U.S. Army Aeromedical Activity, Healthcare Operations, MEDCOM G- 3/5/7, Fort Rucker.
Olins has deployed to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan.
Olins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from the University of California, Riverside; a Master of Science in Biology, from the California State University, San Bernardino; a Doctor of Osteopathy degree from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific, Western University of Health Sciences, Pomona, California; and a Master of Public Health from the University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah. He completed his specialty training in Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Medicine at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, and is board certified by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in the specialties of Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Medicine He is a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses and Command and General Staff College.
Olins’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medals, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Iraq and Afghanistan Campaign Medals, Korea Defense Service Medal, NATO Medal, Multinational Force and Observers Medal, Expert Field Medical Badge, and Master Flight Surgeon Badge. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit, the Order of Aeromedical Merit and the Order of Saint Michael (Bronze Award).
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