Lt. Col. Garrett W. Holt, Lyster Army Health Clinic

Lt. Col. Garrett W. Holt hails from the historic Signal Mountain, Tennessee, a city that overlooks nearby Chattanooga. In 2005, he received a commission through the Reserved Officer Training Course as a second lieutenant into the Medical Service Corps.

His previous assignments include, most recently, secretary of the general staff, Regional Health Command – Pacific; deputy commander for administration, Andrew Rader U.S. Army Health Clinic; chief of clinical operations and managed care, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center; executive officer, Division of Army Health Clinics, LRMC; adjutant, Brooke Army Medical Center; Alpha Company commander, BAMC; battalion S3A/Plans, 15th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division; treatment platoon leader, evacuation platoon leader, and brigade medical supply officer, also in 15th BSB; adjutant 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment (3-82FA), 2BCT/1CD; and, medical platoon leader, 3-82 FA, 2BCT/1CD. 

Holt’s combat deployments include support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (Baghdad and Kirkuk), where he earned four campaign stars serving as a platoon leader, staff officer, assistant battalion operations officer (plans), and battle captain.

He graduated from Middle Tennessee State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in exercise science and wellness in 2005.  In 2015, Holt received a master’s degree in health administration from the Army-Baylor University.  His professional military education includes the Army Medicine Officer Basic Course, Army Medicine Captain’s Career Course, and the Command and General Staff Officer Course. 

Holt received multiple awards and decorations, most notably the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge among others. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and the American College of Healthcare Executives.