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DATE: April 11, 2013 8:37:20 AM CDT

CRDAMC holds relinquishment of command ceremony

FORT HOOD, Texas – Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center will hold a relinquishment of command ceremony at 9 a.m. at the main hospital entrance in front of the flag pole, Wednesday, April 24, for Col. (P) Patrick Sargent (outgoing) and Col. Roger Gallup, CRDAMC deputy chief of clinical services.

Sargent’s next assignment has not yet been announced.

Gallup will act as the interim CRDAMC commander until Col. Patricia Darnauer (incoming CRDAMC commander) arrives in the latter part of June.

Maj. Gen. M. Ted Wong, commander of Southern Regional Medical Command, will be the reviewing officer for the ceremony.

In the case of inclement weather the relinquishment of command ceremony will be held at Starker Gymnasium on 16th Street and Old Ironsides (Bldg. 87010)

Media interested in attending the ceremony should contact CRDAMC Public Affairs at 254-553-1870/254-338-6087/254-288-8005 no later than 3:30 p.m. April 21 for meeting time and location.

 Biographies follow.



Colonel (Promotable), Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army

Outgoing Medical Center Commander

Colonel Patrick D. Sargent was a Distinguished Military Graduate and commissioned as an Adjutant General Corps Officer from The Florida State University ROTC Program in 1985. His first duty assignment was with the 502nd Personnel Services Company, 2nd Armored Division where he served as the Assistant Chief Administrative Services Division, Company Executive Officer and Chief, Soldier Actions Branch. In April 1987, he branch–transferred to the Medical Service Corps and reported to Fort Rucker, Ala. to attend Flight School and the UH–60A (Blackhawk) Transition. In October 1988, he served in Korea as a Flight Platoon Leader and Company Flight Operations Officer with the 377th Medical Company (Air Ambulance). Upon returning to the States in 1989, he joined the 2nd Armored Division for a second tour as the Chief, Division Medical Operations Center.

Colonel Sargent deployed to Operation DESERT SHIELD/STORM as an Aeromedical Evacuation Pilot with the 236th Medical Company (Air Ambulance) and later Commander, Charlie Company, 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. He changed command in June 1992 to become an Instructor with the Army Medical Department Center and School Officer Basic and Advanced Courses. In June 1994, he returned to Korea to become the S–2/3, 52nd Medical Evacuation Battalion. Upon returning to the States in 1995, he served as a Medical Service Corps Branch Career Manager. He graduated from the Command and General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, Ks. in 1997 and returned to Fort Hood, Texas.

From 1997 to 2000, Colonel Sargent served as the Executive Officer, 36th Medical Evacuation Battalion and later Commander, 507th Medical Company (AA). In April of 2000, he was selected as an Army Congressional Fellow and reassigned to Washington, D.C. serving in the Army Senate Liaison Division on Capitol Hill. In January 2001, he was selected to serve as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Richard J. Durbin. At the conclusion of the 106th Congress, he became the Director of Congressional Operations for the Army Surgeon General.

From June 2002 to June 2004, Colonel Sargent was Commander of the 421st Medical Evacuation Battalion, Wiesbaden, Germany deploying in support of OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. In July 2004, he returned to the States to attend the National War College. Upon completion of the National War College, he became the Executive Officer to the Chief of Army Legislative Liaison, Office of the Secretary of the Army. In June of 2006, Colonel Sargent assumed command of the 62nd Medical Brigade and returned to Iraq as the Commander of the Medical Task Force completing a 15–month tour in October 2008. After changing command in December 2008, Colonel Sargent returned to Washington, D.C. to become the Chief of Staff for the Army's Warrior Transition Command.

Colonel Sargent is a graduate of the Adjutant General Officer Basic Course, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, Aviation Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and the National War College. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University, and a Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from The Florida State University. In 2011 he earned a Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from Cornell University.

His awards include the Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters, Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, and an Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster. He has earned the Expert Field Medical Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Parachute Qualification Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge. Colonel Sargent is board certified in Healthcare Administration and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and Order of Saint Michael. In 2003, he was selected by the Tuskegee Airman, Inc. as their Department of Defense recipient of the prestigious General Benjamin O. Davis Jr., National Military Award. Most recently, Colonel Sargent was awarded the Army Surgeon Generals prestigious 9A Proficiency Designator for being eminently qualified as an Aeromedical Evacuation Officer.



Colonel, Medical Service Corps, U.S. Army

Interim Medical Center Commander

Colonel Roger A. Gallup joined the US Army Reserve, as a Medic (91A), in 1985. After graduating LeMoyne College, with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1986, he was commissioned as a Medical Service Corps Officer (70B). He then received his medical degree from New York Medical College, in 1991. Following graduation he completed a categorical Internal Medicine residency at Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. During his training he was commissioned as a Medical Corps Officer. In 1999, he completed his Pulmonary Critical Care Fellowship, at Broke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX. Colonel Gallup is board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and Critical Care Medicine. He is a fellow in the American College of Chest Physicians.

During his US Army Reserve service, Colonel Gallup was assigned to the 440th Medical Company (Clearing), the 310th Combat Support Hospital, and the 74th Field Hospital. In 1994, he entered active duty and has served in a variety of assignments. These include, staff internist and Copperas Cove Family Care Clinic Chief, Darnall Army Community Hospital, Ft. Hood; Pulmonary/Critical Care Fellow, Brooke Army Medical Center, Ft. Sam Houston; staff intensivest on the Trauma/Surgical Critical Care service at the Brooke Army Medical Center; 4th Brigade (Aviation) Surgeon, 1st Cavalry Division, Ft. Hood; III Corps Flight Surgeon, Ft. Hood; Chief, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Darnall Army Community Hospital; 4th Infantry Division Surgeon, Ft. Hood, and served as the Multi–National Division Baghdad Surgeon, while deployed; Deputy Chief, Department of Medicine and Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, at the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center; III Corps Surgeon and served as the United States Forces – Iraq Command Surgeon; prior to assuming the position of Deputy Commander of Clinical Services, he was the Chief, Critical Care Medicine. Additionally, he has served as the US Army Aeromedical consultant for pulmonary disease.

Colonel Gallup’s military education includes Command and General Staff College, AMEDD Officer Advance Course, AMEDD Officer Basic Course, Division Surgeon Course, USAF Aerospace Primary Course, US Army Flight Surgeon Course, Tri–Service Tropical Medicine Course, Management of Chemical and Biological Casualties Course, Medical Effects of Ionizing Radiation and the Tactical Combat Medical Management Course.

His military awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal (with oak leaf cluster), the Meritorious Services Medal (with two oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with two oak clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (with two oak clusters), the Army Reserve Commendation Medal, National Defense Medal (with Bronze Star Device), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with one service star), the Iraqi Campaign Medal (with 4 service stars), the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Army Service Medal, the Overseas Service ribbon (2nd award), NATO International Security Assistance Force Medal, the USAF Flight Surgeon Badge, and the Army Flight Surgeon Badge. Additionally, he is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.



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For more information contact:
Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center
Public Affairs Office
(254) 553-1870
Capt. Erin Cooksley
Fort Hood, TX 76544
[email protected]