Lieutenant Colonel Stephen E. Cassle
Public Health Activity-Guam Commander
A native of Jacksboro, Texas, Lieutenant Colonel Stephen E. Cassle entered active military service in June 2002, after finishing his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Colorado State University. He completed Officer Basic Course in December 2002 and served as the first Small Animal Clinical Intern at the Department of Defense Military Working Dog Veterinary Service at Lackland AFB, Texas.
LTC Cassle has served in numerous leadership positions to include Officer-in-Charge, Fort Leonard Wood Veterinary Treatment Facility, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Chief, Clinical Veterinary Services, Navy Marine Mammal Program, San Diego, California; Command Veterinarian, Area Support Group-Kuwait, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Preventive Medicine Instructor and Coordinator for First Year Graduate Veterinary Education, Deputy Commander, Public Health Command District Fort Belvoir, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Chief and Deputy Chief, Food Protection Branch, Department of Veterinary Science, Army Medical Department Center and School, Health Readiness Center of Excellence, Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and most recently as the Commander, 248th Medical Detachment Veterinary Service Support, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. LTC Cassle deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom 2009-2010.
LTC Cassle is a graduate of the Intermediate Level Education/Advanced Operations Course, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and the National Defense Strategist Course, Army War College. He completed Long Term Health Education and Training at the University of Florida with a Master of Public Health and a Clinical Residency in Aquatic Animal Health. LTC Cassle is a Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine with 64B AOC.
LTC Cassle’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (4OLC), Army Commendations Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (4OLC), Armed Forces Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Silver). Unit awards include the Army Superior Unit Award (1OLC) and Army Meritorious Unit Commendation. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit. LTC Cassle recently earned The Army Surgeon General 9A Proficiency Designator for Veterinary Preventive Medicine.
He is married to Dr. Ahmira R. Torres Cassle and they have two children, Erica and Luke.