Lieutenant Colonel Branden Maxwell
Public Health Activity-Guam Commander
Lieutenant Colonel Branden Maxwell was born and raised in Murtaugh, Idaho. She earned the degrees of Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science in 2003 and Bachelor of Science in Animal Science Production in 2004 from the University of Idaho before jumping across the border to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Washington State University in 2008. She also earned a Master of Public Health from Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in 2014. She completed her Long-Term Health Education and Training program residency in Laboratory Animal Medicine at USUHS in 2016. She holds dual specialty board certifications by the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine in 2014 and the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine in 2017 for 64B & 64C AOCs.
LTC Maxwell joined the US Army Veterinary Corps in May 2008 and has served numerous leadership positions to include Officer-in-Charge, Fort Sill Veterinary Treatment Facility, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Acting Chief, Oklahoma Branch, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; Chief, Ansbach Branch, Ansbach Veterinary Activity, Katterbach, Germany; Chief, Department of Veterinary Medicine, Center Laboratory Animal Medicine, USUHS, Bethesda, Maryland; Chief, Department of Veterinary Surgery, Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine, USUHS, Bethesda, Maryland; Deputy Director, Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine, USUHS, Bethesda, Maryland; Director & Attending Veterinarian, Research Support Center, Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio; and most recently as Chief & Attending Veterinarian, Laboratory Animal Resources Service, and as Acting Chief & Deputy Chief, Department of Clinical Investigation, Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
LTC Maxwell is a 2018 graduate of the Command and General Staff College Intermediate Level Education Common Core and has attended the Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute (JMESI) Intermediate Executive Skills Course, JMESI Healthcare Management Course, Medical Management Chemical Biological Casualties Course, Veterinary Support to a Theatre of Operations Course, AMEDD Captain Career Course, AMEDD Officer Basic Leadership Course, and the Veterinary Corps Officer Basic Leadership Course.
LTC Maxwell’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendations Medal (1OLC), Armed Forces Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medals, Army Service Ribbon, and the Overseas Service Ribbon. She also earned the 8H Army Additional Skills Identifier.
LTC Maxwell is married to her very supportive husband, Dale, and together they have two amazing children Madisen and Lauson.