Craig A Myatt

M.A., Ph.D.

Lieutenant Colonel, Army

Department of Primary Appointment:
School of Medicine
Military and Emergency Medicine
Research Psychologist
Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
Research Interests:
Resilience / Human Performance Optimization / Total Force Fitness Program Development
Biopsychosocial applications / Consulting Psychology / Strategic Leadership
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Walden University (Minneapolis, MN), Health Psychology, Ph.D. - 2007
San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA), Research Psychology, M.A., 1987
Pomona College (Claremont, CA), Psychology, B.A., 1984


LTC Myatt works in the Consortium for Health and Military Performance as an Assistant Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, with a secondary appointment in the Department of Medical and Clinical Psychology, at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland. He earned his doctorate in Health Psychology from Walden University after completing his doctoral dissertation research as a pre-doctoral fellow in the Department of Neuro-Oncology, Division of Medicine, at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. LTC Myatt serves as a U.S. Army Research Psychologist with skill identifiers in Army Medical Department Special Operations and Acquisitions, Air Assault Operations, and Resilience Training. He is certified at the National Defense University (NDU) as an Assistant Professor for Joint Professional Military Education.

He is also credentialed as an instructor through both the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command and the Army Medical Department Center and School Health Readiness Center of Excellence. He taught courses on “Stress and Fatigue” at the School of Army Aviation Medicine. Before that he served as a RAND Fellow. He holds the distinction of selection and service as the first Command Psychologist at the United States Special Operations Command and at NDU. At USSOCOM, LTC Myatt gained authorization for approval and funding of the Special Operations Forces Resilience Enterprise Program, a contributing forerunner, along with the SOF Human Performance Program, of the current Preservation of the Force and Families (POTFF) program. His work in resilience program development, research, and education is outlined in numerous published articles and has been presented at several local and national conferences.

LTC Myatt previously served as a MTOE platoon leader, TDA company commander, and MTOE battalion commander. He has over 30 years of military tactical, operational, and strategic experience combined with civilian medical neuroscience research experiences using immunohistochemical staining techniques in the Brain Tumor Research Center at the University of California San Francisco, animal behavioral studies at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, brain tissue electron microscopy techniques in the Department of Pathology at George Washington University School of Medicine, and MRI/PET neuroimaging techniques in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at the National Institutes of Health. LTC Myatt authored and co-authored numerous peer reviewed publications in journals such as Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, Developmental Neuroscience, Journal of Special Operations Medicine, and Military Medicine.

Representative publications, projects, and/or deployments

Asst. Professor of Military and Emergency Medicine, Asst Prof of Medical and Clinical Psychology, Consortium for Health and Military Performance, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD; USU Faculty Senate Member - Current

Faculty Senior Research Psychologist & Physiology Training Officer, School of Army Aviation Medicine, Fort Rucker, AL - May 2016 to Dec 2017

Senior Research Psychologist, US Army Aeromedical Laboratory Fort Rucker, AL - July 2015 to May 2016

Army Research Fellow, RAND-Arroyo Center, Pentagon City, Arlington, VA - July 2014 to July 2015

Command Psychologist, Deputy Director of the Health Fitness Directorate, Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC - July 2013 to July 2014

Assistant Professor of Behavioral Science & Deputy Director of the Executive Assessment and Development Program, Strategic Leadership Department, The Eisenhower School, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC - June 2011 to June 2013

Command Psychologist, Command Surgeon's Office, United States Special Operations Command, MacDill AFB, FL - Sep 2008 to June 2011

Commander, 145th Medical Logistics Battalion (Multifunctional Medical Battalion), 807th Medical Deployment Support Command, Seagoville, TX - May 2004 to Sep 2008

Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics (Cross-leveled from 807th MEDCOM to 3rd MEDCOM for OIF Deployment), TF 3 MED CMD, Camp Victory, Iraq - June 2006 to July 2007

Observer-Controller/Trainer, Task Force Bravo, 1st Simulation Exercise Group, 1st Brigade, 75th Division (Training Support) Houston, TX (OEF Mobilization in 2003) - March 2002 to May 2004


Kazman, J., Schuler, E., Alders, E., Charters, K., Myatt, C., & Deuster, P. (2019). The role of chaplains in the military health system behavioral health services. Unpublished manuscript.

Nataraj, S., Markel, M.W., Hastings, J., Larson, E.V., Luoto, J.E., Maerzluft, C., Myatt, C., Orvis, B.R., Panis, C., Powell, M., Rodriguez, J., & Tsai, T. (November 2015). A Strategic Framework for Army Regeneration, PR-2136-A. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

Meredith, L.S., Sims. C.S., Batorsky, B.S., Okuunogbe, A., Bannon, B.L., & Myatt, C. (October 2015). Identifying Promising Approaches to U.S. Army Institutional Change: A Review of Organizational Culture and Climate, PR-1658-A. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation.

Myatt, C. and Auzenne, J. (2012). Resourcing Interventions Enhance Psychology Support Capability in Special Operations Forces. Journal of Special Operations Medicine, 12 (4), 54-59.

Myatt, C. (2011). USSOCOM Psychology: Commentary on information requirements and rapid response planning. Journal of Special Operations Medicine, 11 (1), 60-67.

Myatt, C. (2010). Notes from a research psychologist at U.S. Special Operations Command (Chapter 20). In P. Bartone, R. Pastel, & M. Vaitkus (Eds.), The 71F Advantage: Applying Army Research Psychology for Health and Performance Gains. Washington, DC: National Defense University Press, 435-449.

Myatt, C. (2010). USSOCOM Psychology: Commentary on psychology capability support and resilience. Journal of Special Operations Medicine, 10 (3), 75-76.

Bates, M., Bowles, S., Hammermeister, J., Stokes, C., Pinder, E., Moore, M., Fritts, M., Vythilingam, M., Yosick, T., Rhodes, J., Myatt, C., Westphal, R., Fautua, D., Hammer, P., & Burbelo, G. (2010). Psychological Fitness. Military Medicine, 175 (8S), 21-38.

Rutka, J., Myatt, C., Giblin, J., Davis, R., & Rosenblum, M. (1987). Distribution of extracellular matrix proteins in primary brain tumors: an immunohistochemical analysis. Canadian Journal of Neurological Sciences, 14, 25-30.

Rutka, J., Giblin, J., Balkisson, R., Wen, D., Myatt, C., McCulloch, J., & Rosenblum, M. (1987). Characterization of fetal human brain cultures: development of a potential model for studying human glial cells. Developmental Neuroscience, 9, 154-173.