Capt Mark D. Clayton
Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injuries in Combat
CAPT Mark D. Clayton is the Program Director for Joint Trauma Analysis and Prevention of Injuries in Combat (JTAPIC). CAPT Clayton's active duty career began in 2004 as an ESO with the Army in the Current Operations cell and later with the Industrial Hygiene Field Services Program at the U.S. Army Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine-Main. In 2007, he was assigned to JTF-GTMO in Guantanamo Bay Cuba a Preventive Medicine Chief for the Joint Detention Group. From 2008 to 2009 he served as the Deputy of Safety for Safety at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases under the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC). In 2009, CAPT Clayton transferred to the U.S. Public Health Service as a Scientist Officer and was assigned to the Indoor Environments Division at the Environmental Protection Agency. In December of 2010, CAPT Clayton returned to the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command as a Science Officer and later as Deputy Director for Grants Management within the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs. On 1 August 2017, CAPT Clayton became the Director for the JTAPIC. CAPT Clayton received a BS in Chemistry from the University of Kentucky. In 1998, he received a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry for his work on fullerene fragments from Louisiana State University. In that same year, he was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant as an Environmental Science Officer (ESO, 72D) in the Army Reserves. After graduate school, CAPT Clayton accepted a Lead Chemist position with General Electric Appliances where he earned a Six-Sigma Green Belt. Subsequently, he was an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at Delta State University in Cleveland Mississippi, and later at Eastern Kentucky University..