MG Robert D. Tenhet is a 1984 gratuate from Elon College with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and was commissioned in the Medical Service Corps as a Distinguished Military Graduate.
Before assuming his current duties of Deputy Surgeon General and Deputy Commanding General (Support), US Army Medical Command, he served as Commanding General, Regional Health Command – Atlantic (Provisional) from May 2014 to December 2015. His other military assignments include: Executive Officer to The Surgeon General, Office of the Army Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA; Commander, Joint Task Force 1st Medical Brigade, Camp Victory, Baghdad, Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom); Commander, 1st Medical Brigade, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief of Staff, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Chief of Staff, 44th Medical Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. & Baghdad, Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom); G-3, 44th Medical Command, Fort Bragg, N.C. & Baghdad, Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom); Commander, 261st Area Support Medical Battalion (Airborne), 44th Medical Command, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Associate Dean, Academy of Health Sciences, AMEDD Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Executive Officer & Deputy Chief of Staff, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii; Chief, Clinical Support Division, Bassett Army Community Hospital, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; Baylor Resident, Keller Army Community Hospital, West Point, N.Y.; S-3, 56th Medical Battalion, 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C., Saudi Arabia (Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm); Commander, 36th Medical Clearing Company (Airborne), 44th Medical Brigade, Fort Bragg, N.C; Executive Officer, HHC, 307th Medical Battalion (Airborne), 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Platoon Leader & Executive Officer, HHC, 1/325 Airborne Infantry Regiment, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
MG Tenhet earned Masters Degrees from the U.S. Army-Baylor University Graduate Program in Healthcare Administration and the U. S. Naval War College in National Security in Strategic Studies. His military education includes the AMEDD Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and U.S. Army Command and General Staff College.
His awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with five Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with five Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with five Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Southwest Asia Service Medal (with two Bronze Stars), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Saudi Arabia Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Liberation Medal; Master Parachutist Badge; Expert Field Medical Badge; and Canadian, Turkish and Honduran Airborne Badge. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and the American College of Healthcare Administrators.