Associate Athletic Trainer
Dana Putnam joined the Army Athletic Association as an athletic trainer in 1984.
Currently Associate Head Athletic Trainer, Putnam has worked with 26 varsity and junior varsity teams at West Point.
Putnam is the primary athletic trainer for Army's lacrosse and sprint football teams and works closely with team physicians, hospital staff, ancillary medical personnel, coaches and staff.
He helps fit and inspect all equipment for safety and compliance standards, oversees the athletic training room budget and helps develop emergency action plans and safety policies.
Putnam supervises and instructs physical therapy doctoral students from the U.S. Army-Baylor University Physical Therapy Doctoral Residency, interns and undergraduate athletic training students.
He earned his bachelor's degree in health, physical education and recreation from Bridgewater State College and his master's in athletic training and sports medicine from the University of Virginia.
Putnam served in the U.S. Army for three years, worked as a student athletic trainer at Bridgewater State and completed a graduate assistantship at Hampden-Sydney College.
An examiner for the National Athletic Trainer's Association certification exam, Putnam is a BOC certified athletic trainer and holds certificates from the American Red Cross for CPR & AED and Standard First Aid.
He is a member of the New York State Education Department, National Athletic Trainer's Association, Eastern Athletic Trainer's Association and the New York State Athletic Trainer's Association.
Putnam and his wife Lil, have two sons, Kyle and Travis.