Major General Tempel previously served as the Commanding General of the U.S.
Army Western Regional Medical Command, Commander of the U.S. Army Dental
Command, Walter Reed Dental Activity, Northern Regional Dental Command, and as
the Northern Regional Medical Command Readiness Director.
He received his
Bachelor of Arts degree, and was a Distinguished Military Graduate, from
Gettysburg College in 1987. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the
Medical Service Corps and then attended the University of Maryland Dental
School, where he received his dental degree in 1991. After dental school, Major
General Tempel attended the Advanced Education in General Dentistry – One Year
Program at Fort Jackson, S.C. He then went to Fort Bragg, N.C., for the Special
Forces Assessment and Selection and Detachment Officers Qualification Course,
then on to Fort Lewis, Washington, to be the 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne)
Following the Advanced Education in General Dentistry – Two Year
Residency at Fort Bragg, Major General Tempel was assigned to the 1st Special
Forces Operational Detachment – Delta. He also served as the Professional
Development Officer for the Dental Corps Branch, Army Personnel Command;
commanded the 464th Medical Company, to include a year in Iraq as the 464th
Commander and Multinational Corps - Iraq Dental Surgeon with Task Force 44th
MEDCOM. He attended the Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, after which
he served as the Fort Meade Dental Activity Commander.
Major General Tempel is a
graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Army Command and
General Staff College, and the Army War College. He completed the Special Forces
Detachment Officers Qualification Course; Survival, Evasion, Resistance and
Escape (SERE) School; Combat Casualty Care Course; Jumpmaster School; Dental
Clinic Management Course; Federal Healthcare Executives Course; and the Medical
Capstone Course. He wears the Special Forces Tab, the Senior Parachutist Badge,
and the Royal Thai Airborne Wings.
Additionally, Major General Tempel is a
Diplomate of the Federal Services Board of General Dentistry, the American Board
of General Dentistry, and a Fellow in the International College of Dentists and
the American College of Dentists. He is an active member of the American Dental
Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Association of Military Surgeons
United States, and Association of the United States Army.
Major General Tempel’s
awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit with 2 OLC, Bronze Star
Medal, Meritorious Service Medal 3 OLC, Army Commendation Medal with 2 OLC, Army
Achievement Medal 2 OLC, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service
Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, the Order of Military Medical Merit, and the
Army Surgeon General’s “A” proficiency designator.