Lynn Dievendorf spent 27 years on active duty in the United States Army after graduation from William and Mary. He also holds a Masters in Health Facilities Management from Webster University. Army assignments included command and staff positions during peacetime and combat in support of Special Forces and Medical operations. His service included overseas tours in the Republic of Viet Nam (RVN) and the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG). He retired with VA Service connected disabilities.
Noteworthy Army positions of leadership include the following: Medical Operations Officer 5th Special Forces Group, RVN providing all medial support in II Corps; Company Commander and Plans & Operations Officer 5th General Hospital, FRG; Combat Developments Staff Officer HQ Training and Doctrine Command for medical systems, chemical protective clothing, combat field feeding systems, tents and inflatable shelters, and Army input to the DOD Food RDT&E Program; Commander 36th Medical Battalion; Chief Combat Service Support Staff Officer, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel coordinating the Medical Functional Area and providing the medical personnel analysis for the activation of the 10th Mountain Division; Chief Medical Force 2000, establishing the OTSG Force Integration Cell for conversion of the medical force, successfully developing a resource profile of nearly $100 million and HQDA approval for conversion to the Army’s new deployable medical force structure; (his final assignment) was Chief Doctrine, Policy, Organizations and International Activities HQDA, OTSG fielding medical chemical and biological (CB) defense materiel to all soldiers deploying for Operation Desert Shield/Storm, coordinating implementation of BW defense vaccinations for the Joint Force including deployment of Joint Vaccination Teams, coordinating fielding of Medical CB Protective Shelters for Battalion Aid Stations and Hospital Collective Protection prior to deployment and in theater.
He continued to serve the Army for 13 years after retirement as a contractor employed by Sherikon Inc., Anteon Int., and General Dynamics IT, all as Senior Technical Director providing full time Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear support to OTSG. This support included detection, protection, medical treatments and countermeasures, force structure and capability requirements, response planning, policy, doctrine, combat development, research and development, exercises and training, and domestic preparedness/consequence management. As an alum of William & Mary he Served on the Christopher Wren Association Board of Directors for Lifelong Learning.
Lynn and Sallie Moore Daggett were married in 1967 and had two children, Lynn Jr. (deceased) and Amy Lipicky. Sallie Moore and Lynn currently reside in Williamsburg, VA.