COL Dr. Daniel Irizarry

Clinical Advisor, JPMO Medical Modeling and Simulation

COL (Dr.) Dan Irizarry is a graduate of Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama, and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland. A board certified family physician, COL (Dr.) Irizarry completed his internship and residency at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

COL (Dr.) Irizarry is currently the clinical advisor to the Defense Health Agency’s (DHA) Office of the Joint Project Manager for Medical Modeling and Simulation (JPM MM&S), Orlando, Florida. The JPM MM&S established by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, and supported by and collocated with the US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), provides Joint advance materiel development, life cycle management and acquisition support for simulation technology linked to current and future Military Health Care system medical training and exercise requirements.

Prior to his current assignment, COL (Dr.) Irizarry was assigned as the NATO Special Operations Headquarters Command Surgeon, SHAPE, Belgium, where he spearheaded efforts to improve Alliance SOF medical support through the establishment of the SOF Allied Centre for Medical Education. NSHQ’s SOF ACME teaches strategic, operational and tactical medical courses augmented by immersive modeling and simulation to improve SOF medical system function on the battlefield.

His past assignments include:

Clinic Commander, Coleman Barracks, Germany

Clinic Medical Director, Mannheim, Germany
Special Operations Forces Battalion Surgeon, 3rd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg,

Brigade Surgeon, 2D Brigade, 82D Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

His military training includes the U.S. Army Airborne School, the U.S. Army Flight Surgeon School,
and Command and General Staff College.  COL (Dr.) Irizarry has deployed to Kosovo, Iraq and
Afghanistan in support of multiple operational requirements.
He lives in Orlando, Florida, with his wife and seven children