Jeffery M. Cleland, O.D., MBA, F.A.A.O., COL., Medical Service Corps, USA Commanding General
Dr. Cleland was born and raised in Olympia Washington, he completed optometry school at Pacific University College of Optometry in Portland, OR in May of 1993.
Dr. Cleland completed his residency in Primary Care Optometry at Northeastern College of Optometry in June of 1999, he also completed fellowship training at the Boston Foundation for Sight in May of 2008.
Dr. Cleland’s next assignment was the Chief of the Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Service at Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital at Ft. Polk LA from October of 2002 to June of 2003, where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He then served as the Sensory Research Division Director at the US Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory from June, 2004 to June, 2007.
Dr. Cleland was then assigned as the Optometry Service Chief at Brooke Army Medical Center and also served as the Southern Region Optometry Consultant from July, 2007 to July, 2012. Dr. Cleland now serves as the Director of the Ocular Trauma Division at the US Army Institute of Surgical research. Where he directs a research portfolio addressing capability gaps in the treatment of battlefield eye trauma. Topics range from stem cell based regeneration to neuroprotection following blast related injury.