Terry M. Rauch, Ph.D.
U.S. Department of Defense
Director, Defense Medical Research and Development Program
Terry Rauch, Ph.D., is the Director of Research and Development in the Policy and Oversight Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, US Department of Defense. Dr. Rauch has over 35 years of experience in many facets of the Military Health System and has held numerous senior level positions in the Army and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. As a senior military officer he served as the Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, and served as principal advisor to four Assistant Secretaries of Defense for Health Affairs on matters pertaining to biomedical research, development and acquisition as well as medical products and devices needed to protect U.S. military forces against Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear threats. He commanded the U.S. Army Public Health Command-Europe, a scientific and technical organization that provided comprehensive preventive medicine services to garrisoned U.S. Army forces in Europe. Dr. Rauch served as the Chairman of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Working Group on Preventive Medicine advising Stabilization Forces–Bosnia and Stabilization Forces–Kosovo on preventive medicine matters. As Deputy Commander, and then later as Chief of Staff, of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command he supported the daily management and integration of a medical research, development, and acquisition program encompassing 11 subordinate laboratories in six countries, 3,000 personnel, and over $1 billion in funding.
Dr. Rauch retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Army in October 2005 and joined Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a Senior Principal Life Scientist. At SAIC, he focused on comprehensive strategic planning and analysis for the Office of the Secretary of Defense on matters relating to Defense biomedical research, development and acquisition investment strategies and their supporting infrastructure. His focus was also on planning and analysis of drug discovery and medical product development in support of the Department of Defense and National Institutes of Health, as well as health policy analysis and product development in support of medical countermeasures for Joint Force Health Protection and to protect the public health. He left SAIC in March 2009 for his current position.
He has served as an expert medical witness for the U.S. Department of Justice as well as private industry on anthrax vaccine safety and efficacy and authored numerous scientific and technical publications in the field of psychology, neurosciences, and national security matters. Dr. Rauch is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and is widely sought after as an expert on business process and management transformation in biomedical research, development and acquisition. Dr. Rauch represented the United States in the World Military Cross Country Championships, and was a three-time member of the All Army Marathon team, twice selected as team captain. His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 oak leaf clusters), Order of Military Medical Merit, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge. He is currently appointed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to serve on the National Research Advisory Council. Dr. Rauch graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.S. in psychology and a Ph.D. in biology and psychology.