Colonel MARK M. MALMBERG

Colonel Mark M. Malmberg is the Commander of the 114th Medical Group, Joe Foss Field, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Col. Malmberg received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Moorhead State College, Moorhead, Minn., in 1974. He received his Bachelor of Science in Dentistry with distinction in 1976, and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1978 from the University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry, Minneapolis, Minn.

Col. Malmberg enlisted as an Ensign in the United States Navy Reserve while in dental school in 1977. Upon graduation, he went on active duty as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Dental Corps at the Naval Regional Dental Center, Naval Training Center, Orlando, Fla. from 1978 - 1981. He was in the United States Navy Reserve, Inactive from 1981 - 1990. He has been in private practice in Oakes, N.D. from 1981 to the present. In January 1996, he joined the South Dakota Air National Guard as a dentist with the rank of Major in the 114th Medical Squadron.

Col. Malmberg assumed command of the 114th Medical Group in November of 2008. Prior to assuming command, he held the position of Base Dental Surgeon in the 114th Medical Group.

EDUCATION
1974 Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Moorhead State College, Minn.
1976 Bachelor of Science in Dentistry, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry, Minn.
1978 Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Minnesota, School of Dentistry, Minn.
1981 Casualty Care Course, United States Navy, Norfolk, Va.
1998 Air Command & Staff College, by correspondence
2000 Air War College, by correspondence
2004 Forensic Dentistry, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Rockville, Md.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. April 1978 - July 1981, Dentist, Naval Training Center, Orlando, Fla.
2. January 1996 - November 2008, Base Dental Surgeon, Joe Foss Field, S.D.
3. November 2008 - Present, 114th Medical Group Commander, Joe Foss Field, S.D.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service with one oak leaf cluster
Armed Forces Reserve Medal with one silver hourglass device
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon (Pistol)
Air Force Training Ribbon
State of South Dakota Distinguished Service Ribbon
State of South Dakota National Guard Service Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Ensign, March 22, 1977
Lieutenant, March 17, 1978
Lieutenant Commander, June 1, 1983
Major, January 6, 1996
Lieutenant Colonel, February 1, 1997
Colonel, April 21, 2009