Colonel Eli Lozano is a native of Los Angeles, California. He enlisted into military service in August 1994 as a U.S. Army Healthcare Specialist. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree from the United States Military Academy at West Point in May 2000 and was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps. His professional military education includes the U.S. Air War College, Chief of Staff of the Army Strategic Fellows Program at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Command and General Staff College, Acquisition Management Course, and Master Fitness Trainer Course. He holds a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from Baylor University and a master’s degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Air War College.
Colonel Lozano assumed duties as Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research on August 31, 2023. He has led in several previous command and key staff assignments, to include: AMEDD Officer Basic Course Instructor, Aide de Camp to the Commanding General, and 32nd Medical Brigade Adjutant & Chief of Human Resources, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Aide de Camp to the Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, MD; Battalion Executive Officer, 264th Medical Battalion, and Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 32d Medical Brigade; Executive Officer, Tripler Army Medical Center and the Pacific Regional Medical Command; Executive Officer, U.S. Army Regional Health Command - Pacific; Commander, Rodriguez Army Health Clinic, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico; Deputy Commander for Administration, Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Moore, GA; Commander, U.S. Army Medical Activity Alaska & Bassett Army Community Hospital, Fort Wainwright, AK; and most recently as Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, Fort Sam Houston, TX. COL Lozano also serves as the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps Assistant Corps Chief for Administrative Health Services, responsible for facilitating the professional development and policies impacting the largest cohort of MSC Officers, comprising 11 different administrative areas of concentration.
Colonel Lozano served an Operation Enduring Freedom combat tour as the Medical Platoon Leader of the 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and an Operation Iraqi Freedom combat tour as the Executive Officer of the 801st Forward Surgical Team, and Brigade Medical Planner for Task Force Rakkasans, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT).
Colonel Lozano’s awards include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Superior Unit Award, German Sports Badge (Gold), Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Air Assault Badge and Arctic Tab. He is a member of the U.S. Army Medical Department Order of Military Medical Merit.