Colonel David R. Zinnante
Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Liberty, North Carolina
Home of the Airborne and Special Operations
“Better today than yesterday, better tomorrow than today.”
Colonel David Zinnante most recently served as the Chief of Staff for the US Army Medical Center of Excellence at Joint Base San Antonio - Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
His previous assignments include: Commander, Fort Sill Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC) and Reynolds Army Health Clinic, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Chief, Integration and Operations Division, Capabilities Development and Integration Directorate (CDID), Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Department Chair/Professor of Military Science, University of Texas, Austin, Texas; Commander, Kirk Army Health Clinic, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Force Health Protection Officer, III Corps, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief and Program Manager, 68S (Preventive Medicine Specialist) Military Occupational Specialty Program, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Commander, 224th Medical Detachment, Fort Hood, Texas (Hurricane Katrina Humanitarian Support, New Orleans, Louisiana and Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan); Executive Officer, Group Support Company and Group Preventive Medicine Officer, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Liberty, North Carolina (Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan); Deputy Division Surgeon, Division Environmental Science Officer, and Division Preventive Medicine Officer, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Liberty, North Carolina (Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom, Iraq); PROFIS Executive Officer, 714th Medical Detachment, Fort Liberty, North Carolina (Hurricane Mitch Humanitarian Support, Honduras); and Field Preventive Medicine Officer, Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine, Fort Meade, Maryland.
Colonel Zinnante commissioned as a Medical Service Corps officer through ROTC at the University of Texas at Austin. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of Texas, Master of Science in Environmental Management from the University of Maryland University College, Master of Arts in Higher Education Administration from the University of Louisville, Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College, and Master of Public Health from Des Moines University.
Colonel Zinnante is a graduate of the United States Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, United States Army Command and General Staff College, and United States Army War College.
His most notable awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Combat Medical Badge, Combat Action Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Jumpmaster Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Parachutist Badge, and the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3).
Colonel Zinnante is board certified in healthcare management as a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).