Colonel Christian Meko
COL Christian Meko was born at Fort Jackson, SC. A Distinguished Military Graduate of the University of Notre Dame, he received a commission as a Medical Service Corps (MSC) Officer.
As an MSC Officer, COL Meko served as the Adjutant and later S2/S3 for the 5th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, as a platoon leader and later as the Health Service Support Officer in the 307th Forward Support Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division. His final assignment while an MSC Officer was Aide-de-Camp for the 44th Medical Brigade Commander/XVIII Airborne Corps Surgeon.
COL Meko left the Army to complete his post-baccalaureate pre-medical studies at Bryn Mawr College. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School and returned to the Army commissioned as a Medical Corps Officer. He completed residency training in Family Medicine at DeWitt Army Hospital, and served as Chief Resident during his final year. He is board certified in Family Medicine.
As a Medical Corps Officer, COL Meko’s assignments have included: Family Medicine staff at Womack Army Medical Center; Battalion Surgeon for 3rd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment for Hurricane Katrina Relief efforts in New Orleans, Louisiana; Brigade Surgeon for the 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment to include deploying in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Chief of Family Medicine at Keller Army Community Hospital at West Point, NY; Deputy Commander for Clinical Services for the Fort Drum MEDDAC; Division Surgeon for the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) to include service as the Combined Joint Task Force-10 Surgeon for Operation Enduring Freedom. He currently serves as the Commander of the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital at Fort Leonard Wood, MO.
His military education and training has included the United States Naval War College, Command and General Staff College, the Division Surgeon Course, the AMEDD Executive Skills Course, the Joint Planners Course, Tactical Combat Medicine Course, Combat Casualty Course, Jumpmaster Course, NBC Officer Course, and the Air Movement Operations Course.
COL Meko’s awards include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (1 silver OLC), and the Humanitarian Service Medal (1 OLC). He has earned the Combat Medical Badge, the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Senior Parachutist’s Badge, and the United Kingdom’s Parachutist Badge. During residency, he received the Dr. Thomas Howard Outstanding Intern Award and the Dr. Thomas Doane Outstanding Resident Award. Additionally, COL Meko is a recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit.