Profile in Service: U.S. Army Capt. Asad Moten

By Camp Casey SCMHMay 13, 2024

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CAMP CASEY, South Korea – Capt. Asad Moten, a devoted physician, a dedicated public servant, and a distinguished officer in the United States Army, meritoriously concludes his assignment in the United States Indo-Pacific Command.

Moten has served in various consequential roles over the past three years. Most recently, as the medical director in Area 1 of the United Nations Command/Combined forces Command/United States Forces Korea (UNC/CFC/USFK), he has led wide-ranging tactical and strategic preparedness and readiness operations, ensuring the nation's steadfast and robust posture. Moten's resolute commitment to service and his pivotal role in building crucial capacity and critical infrastructure while enhancing collaboration, innovation, and interoperability in the most remote, austere, challenging environments is beyond commendable.

Moten's leadership and service reverberates. His influence extends beyond the tactical as well as the strategic. He completed graduate degrees from Harvard University and University of Oxford, all while serving in the most forward-deployed settings.

As the founding president of both the Oxford Public Service Center and the Harvard Servicemembers Student Association along with being a Military Medicine Ambassador, he has tirelessly promoted a culture of public service, with a special focus on servicemembers and veterans. Additionally, he has fostered security, prosperity, unity, and humanity in diverse, dynamic settings by spearheading various development, defense, diplomacy, and policy initiatives such as the Joint Commission on Service, which aims to bridge gaps and foster broader engagement in service, nurturing community and transcending barriers for all.

Moten's remarkable efforts and contributions are a testament to his unwavering dedication to excellence, strength of character, and profound commitment to service. His exceptional accomplishments and achievements have garnered him prestigious accolades including the One Harvard, the Fulbright, and the President's Volunteer Service awards as well as numerous military distinctions including the Meritorious Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, and Humanitarian Service Medal, among others.

Capt. Asad Moten embodies core values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, and personal courage. Through his visionary leadership and exemplary service, Moten continues to inspire others to follow in his footsteps, making a significant impact in national service and beyond. He has been vital to the overall success of the mission and his performance is in keeping with the finest traditions of service and reflects great credit upon himself and the United States of America.