LTC Vincent F. Capaldi, II, MC, USA, is the Chief of the Department of Behavioral Biology, Center for Military Psychiatry and Neuroscience Research, at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in Silver Spring, MD. He currently serves as an associate professor in the departments of Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He is also the program director of the National Capital Consortium combined Internal Medicine and Psychiatry residency training program and chair of the Biomedical Ethics Committee at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
LTC Capaldi completed dual residency training in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry and fellowship in Sleep Medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. LTC Capaldi holds board certifications from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Internal Medicine to practice General Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, and Sleep Medicine.
In 2013, LTC Capaldi was elected as a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American College of Physicians and currently served as president of the Society of Uniformed Services Psychiatrists (2017–2018).
In January 2013, LTC Capaldi was appointed as officer in charge (OIC) of the Restoration Program at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan. As OIC, LTC Capaldi was responsible for the comprehensive behavioral health restoration program, all clinical operations, and prevention activities for over 45,000 NATO troops stationed across Afghanistan. In January 2019, LTC Capaldi deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, serving as the Theater Behavioral Health Consultant, the senior behavioral health provider supporting service members in Kuwait, Iraq, Syria, and Jordan. LTC Capaldi is credited with establishing the behavioral health hotline in the CENTCOM region.
LTC Capaldi has published over 40 peer reviewed scientific articles and book chapters on various topics such as sleep disorders, traumatic brain injury, and post stroke depression that have appeared in several medical journals. He serves as the Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology Disorders Capabilities Manager and Steering Committee Chair for Physiological Health and Performance in the Military Operational Research Program, Medical Research and Development Command. He also serves as the Sleep Medicine Consultant to the US Army Surgeon General.