Lieutenant Colonel Cynthia A. Fallness
Public Health Activity-Fort Lewis Commander
LTC Cynthia A. Fallness received her direct commission in 2012 after seven years of large animal ambulatory and referral veterinary private practice in Texas, South Carolina, and Florida. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine Biology from Eckerd College, and a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from the University of Florida. She also holds a Master of Agriculture from the University of Florida, a Master of Food Animal Medicine from the University of Georgia, and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. She is specialty board certified by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
LTC Fallness is a 2018 graduate of the Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education Common Core, and has attended the AMEDD Pre Command Course, Army Public Health Course, Veterinary Support to Stability Operations (cadre and student), Veterinary Support to a Theatre of Operations, Safety Officer/NCO Course, Casualty Notification Officer/Casualty Assistance Officer Course, AMEDD Captain Career Course, AMEDD Officer Basic Leadership Course and the Veterinary Corps Officer Basic Leadership Course.
Her duty assignments include Officer in Charge, Joint Base Charleston, Charleston, SC (2012-2015); Branch Chief, Veterinary Branch Vilseck, Vilseck, Germany (2015-2018); Deputy Commander and Operations Officer, 72nd Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service Support), Fort Campbell, KY (2018-2020); Candidate, Master of Food Animal Medicine, Department of Population Health, University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, Athens, GA (2020-2022). LTC Fallness has a combat deployment to Djibouti, Africa, in support of Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and Camp Lemonnier, as the Chief of Veterinary Services (2013-2014).
LTC Fallness’s military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal with one oak leaf cluster, the Army Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal. She has also received the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Army Superior Unit Award, and the Coast Guard Meritorious Team Commendation. She holds the Bronze Award for the Norwegian Foot-March Skill Insignia (Road Marching Badge).
LTC Fallness and her husband of 13 years, Brad, enjoy travel, sports, outdoor recreation, and spending time with their two Dutch Shepherds, Torvi and Ragga.