Leadership - Commander
Colonel Michael S. Oshiki
Colonel Michael S. Oshiki is a native of Washington, D.C., and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he earned a Bachelor of Science, with a double major in zoology and history, and was commissioned as an armored cavalry officer through the University of Wisconsin-Madison Reserve Officer Training Corps program in 1987. After seven years as a line officer, including a deployment to Operation Desert Shield/Storm, Colonel Oshiki began medical school at the Uniformed Services University in 1994, and graduated in 1998. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at DeWitt Army Community Hospital Fort Belvior, VA , in 2001, where he served as Chief Resident. Most recently, COL Oshiki completed a Master's Degree in National Security Resource Strategy at the National Defense University Eisenhower School. Prior to starting at the Eisenhower School, Colonel Oshiki served as the Commander of Fox Army Health Center, Redstone Arsenal, AL.
Colonel Oshiki has served in a variety of other operational assignments with I Corps, 7th Infantry Division, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), 2nd Infantry Division, 82nd Airborne Division, 10th Mountain Division, and 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiments. He also served in clinical assignments as a department chief at Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA and McDonald Army Community Hospital, Fort Eustis, VA. Colonel Oshiki has multiple combat deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, and the Philippines in addition to numerous operational deployments around the world. He is also a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS, where he completed the Special Operations Track of the Advanced Operations Warfighting Course. He has strived to practice full-spectrum family medicine and be involved in research and teaching throughout his career, most recently serving on the teaching faculty of the Madigan Army Medical Center Family Medicine Residency. He has previously served as a clinical preceptor for the Pacific Lutheran University and Old Dominion University Family Nurse Practitioner Programs. Selected as a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2007, Colonel Oshiki has also been a member of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians since 1998, and a member of the Operational Medicine Committee since 2005. He was elected to the Academy's Board of Directors in 2012, and was also selected as the Academy's 2010 Operational Medicine Physician of the Year. Colonel Oshiki additionally served as the Army Family Medicine representative on the Department of Defense Joint Clinical Advisory Board for Behavioral Health and Combat Stress from 2003 to 2006.
Colonel Oshiki's military awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (with one oak leaf cluster), Bronze Star Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Service Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with three oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with four oak leaf clusters), Southwest Asia Service Medal (with two campaign stars), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with one campaign star), Iraq Campaign Medal (with three campaign stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, Kuwaiti and Saudi Arabian Kuwait Liberation Medals, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal (two awards), Combat Medical Badge, Flight Surgeon Badge, Ranger Tab, Parachutist Badge, Dive Medical Officer Badge, and the Canadian Parachutist Badge. He is also a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit, and the Order of St. Michael.