Dr. Craig H. Llewellyn, founding Director of the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian and Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), entered the United States Army in 1963 as a Captain in the Medical Corps and served on active duty until his retirement as a Colonel in 1987. He is Emeritus Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, Preventive Medicine and Biometrics, and Surgery at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences School of Medicine where he served as the Chair of the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine from 1982 to 2001. Dr. Llewellyn earned his Bachelor of Arts and Doctor of Medicine degrees from Yale University in 1959 and 1963, respectively. He also holds a Master of Public Health and a Master of Science in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed his residency in Preventive Medicine-International Health at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He has completed the International Diploma in Humanitarian Assistance awarded by the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
A graduate of the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Dr. Llewellyn’s other military education and training includes the Medical Officers’ Basic Course, Medical Officers’ Advanced Course, and Armed Forces Staff College and the Federal Health Care Executives Course. During his career he completed Basic Airborne School, the Counter-Insurgency Course, the Basic Aviation Medicine Course, the Special Warfare Course, the Unconventional Warfare Course, the Mountain and Arctic Survival Course, the Jungle Warfare Course, Jumpmaster School, the High-Altitude Low Opening (HALO) Parachute Course, and the Brazilian Jungle Warfare School.
Colonel Llewellyn served as the Commandant of Students at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences from 1982 until his retirement from active duty in 1987. Other Military assignments include: Commander, U.S. Army Biomedical Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground; Manager, Combat Casualty Care Research, Office of the Surgeon General; Commander, U.S. Army Medical Research Unit, Brazil; Chief, Department of Epidemiology and Director EPICON, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; Group Surgeon, Special Forces Training Group, Fort Bragg; Group Surgeon, 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Vietnam; Flight Surgeon, 6th Special Forces Group (Airborne).
Among Dr. Llewellyn’s military awards and decorations are the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Bronze Star Medal (with V Device and Oak Leaf Cluster), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Meritorious Service Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), the Air Medal (with four Oak Leaf Clusters), and the Army Commendation Medal. He holds the Special Forces Tab, Combat Medic Badge, Master Parachutists Badge, SCUBA Badge, and Senior Flight Surgeon’s Wings; foreign decorations include the Peruvian Military Cross, the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry, and the Brazilian Combatente da Selva Badge. He has also received the USUHS Medal—the highest university award and the Military Order of Medical Merit.
Dr Llewellyn has an extensive bibliography in the refereed literature on a broad range of topics including several chapters in national and international textbooks and has lectured extensively both in the United States and abroad. He has served as a consultant to the World Health Organization and the Pan-American Health Organization, and has held elected office in several professional organizations including the American College of Preventive Medicine and the Special Operations Medical Association (SOMA).
In 2004 he retired from USUHS after 22 years of service and continues teach in Emeritus status. He is a Special Consultant to the Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine (CDHAM), participates as guest faculty in the Homeland Security for Medical Executives Course (HLSMEC). Dr Llewellyn is also actively engaged as an independent consultant with several national and international governmental and non-governmental organizations and academic institutions.