Combat & Casualty Care

Q2 2016

Military Magazines in the United States and Canada, Covering Combat and Casualty Care, first responders, rescue and medical products programs and news\Tactical Defense Media

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tacticaldefensemedia.com 10 | Combat & Casualty Care | Summer 2016 Commander's Corner Ensuring Global Response Readiness COL David R. Gibson Commander U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency & Medical Acquisition Consultant to The Surgeon General COL David R. Gibson joined the Army in November 1986 as an enlisted infantry Soldier. He graduated first in his class from the University of Central Oklahoma as a Distinguished Military Graduate in 1991. He holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Murray State University in Kentucky, a Master of Science Degree in Real Estate and Construction Management, a Master of Business Administration and Finance from the University of Denver in Colorado and a Master's in National Security and Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School— Distinguished Graduate, National Defense University, Ft. McNair, Washington, D.C. He is a graduate of the U.S. Army Medical Department Basic and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army War College Defense Strategy Course, and the Defense System Management College. He is a Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE); Fellow, the Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (FAHRMM); and holds the Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified Materials and Resource Professional (CMRP) designations. He is a member of the Defense Acquisition Corps, is Level III certified in Program Management and Level II certified in Life Cycle Logistics. His commissioned assignments include: Ambulance, Treatment, and Medical Platoon Leader; S-1/Bn Adjutant and Health Service Staff Officer-while assigned to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). Chief, Facilities Mgt Branch-Darnall Army Medical Center; Bn S-4 and Company Commander- 147th MEDLOG Bn; Support Operations Officer- U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center- Europe; Executive Officer- 226th MEDLOG & Multi-functional Medical Bns in Miseau Germany and Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) 05-07; Office of the Surgeon General/U.S. Army G-4 Liaison Officer; Executive Assistant to the Army Surgeon General & Commanding General, U.S. Army Medical Command; and Joint Product Manager- Transformational Medical Technologies for the Joint Program Executive Office- Chemical and Biological Defense. He currently serves as the Commander, United States Army Medical Materiel Agency and as the Medical Acquisition Consultant to The Army Surgeon General. His military decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and Meritorious Service Medals. His decorations include the Expert Field Medical Badge, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge, Pathfinder Badge, Ranger Tab, and the Army Staff Identification Badge. Interview conducted by C&CC Editor Kevin Hunter C&CC: As Commander of the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, speak to your organization's mission. COL Gibson: The USAMMA mission is, "To develop, tailor, deliver, and sustain medical materiel capabilities and data in support of readiness and healthcare operations globally." As a subordinate agency of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC), the USAMMA executes medical materiel and equipment life cycle management worldwide. The USAMMA also: • Provides medical logistics support and solutions across the full spectrum of military health care worldwide. • Completes Technology Assessment and Requirements Analysis for all Army Medicine fixed facilities, as well as five-year capital investment plans for high-dollar medical device requirements. • Performs medical set assembly functions and materiel delivery worldwide, including the procurement and delivery of all Medical Foreign Military Sales. • Conducts advanced training for medical logisticians and acquisition professionals. The USAMMA is headquartered at Fort Detrick in Frederick, Maryland; however, our agency's operations comprise 19 locations worldwide, including three stateside depots that serve as distinct Centers of Excellence (COE), including: • Medical Maintenance Division (MMOD)-Tobyhanna (Penn.):

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