By Maj. Simon Flake
3rd Medical Command Deployment Suport
Throughout the last several months Detachment 20 performed at a high level as it oversaw hundreds of Soldiers throughout 10 countries across the Central Command area of responsibility. A subordinate unit, Task Force Medical in Afghanistan, achieved a 99% survival rate in joint theater medical operations.
In addition to medical operations, Detachment 20 led US ARCENT medical partnering with the Qatari Armed Forces by hosting multiple engagements and subject matter exchanges. They expanded capabilities for US and Qatari forces while strengthening relationships with the host country.
In her speech Col. Kramer reflected upon the lesson she gleaned from her father, a former Naval officer, “You have to show up, stick it out, never sit on the bench, and when you play knock it out of the park, my team knocked it out of the park. It took each and every one of us to make that happen.” said Kramer.
3rd Medical Command Deployment Support is a senior deployable medical command and control headquarters, providing support to U.S. Army Africa and U.S. Army Central areas of operation. The division provides support and technical supervision for more than 7,500 soldiers and civilians located in 21 states to prepare and provide trained soldiers and units to conduct missions in the most capable, combat ready and lethal U.S. Army Reserve force in American history. Capabilities include health care specialists, X-ray technicians, ophthalmology, nurses, physician assistants, physicians, dentists, surgeons, and veterinarians.
U.S. ARMY RESERVE
DEPT. OF DEFENSE
U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND
DEPT. OF HOMELAND SECURITY
BEST WARRIOR COMPETITION