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Brigadier General Erik H. Torring III

Chief, US Army Veterinary Corps
Brigadier General Erik H. Torring III

Brigadier General Erik H. Torring III is the 26th Chief of the US Army Veterinary Corps and currently serves as the Deputy Commanding General, Regional Health Command - Atlantic (Provisional), Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

Brigadier General Torring received a Bachelor of Science Degree in 1987 and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Kansas State University in 1989. Upon graduation from veterinary school he was commissioned through ROTC in the US Army Veterinary Corps.   Brigadier General Torring also holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine and holds the Army Surgeon General’s “A” Proficiency Designator for Veterinary Preventive Medicine.  

Brigadier General Torring’s military education includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, US Army Command and General Staff College, and US Army War College where he also earned a Masters of Strategic Studies. 

His previous assignments include Officer in Charge (OIC), Randolph AFB Veterinary Services, San Antonio, TX; OIC, Team F, 106th Medical Detachment (VS), South Korea; Career Planning Officer, Total Army Personnel Command, Alexandria, VA; Commander Rocky Mountain District Veterinary Command, Fort Carson, CO; Chief, Current Operations, US Army Veterinary Command, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Chief, Food Safety, DOD Veterinary Service Activity, Falls Church, VA; Commander, 72nd Medical Detachment (VS), Germany and Iraq; Deputy Chief, Department of Veterinary Science, Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Commander, Great Plains Regional Veterinary Command, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Commander, US Army Veterinary Command, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Deputy Commander for Veterinary Services, US Army Public Health Command, Fort Sam Houston, TX; and Director of the Food & Drug Safety/Defense Program for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service Headquarters Dallas, Texas. 

Brigadier General Torring’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (1st Oak Leaf Cluster), Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (6th Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Meritorious Unit Citation, the Combat Action Badge, and the Order of Military Medical Merit.   

(Current as of November 2015)