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Commander

Colonel Garrick L. Cramer
Munson Army Health Center

Colonel Garrick L. Cramer assumed command of Munson Army Health Center June 24, 2020. He began his military career as a Combat Engineer in the South Dakota National Guard; in 1996 he was commissioned through the Army ROTC program as a second lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps.
 
Upon completion of the Army Medical Department's (AMEDD) Officer Basic Course, COL Cramer was assigned to Fort Bragg, North Carolina, where he served as an Evacuation Platoon Leader, 782nd Main Support Battalion and Medical Platoon Leader, 1st Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82D Airborne Division. He was then reassigned Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, and served as the Medical Platoon Leader and Brigade Medical Planner, Southern European Task Force Lion Brigade and 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team. Afterward, he was assigned to Camp Casey, Republic of Korea, where he served as a Medical Operations Officer in the 2nd Infantry Division Support Command. He then returned to Fort Bragg where he served as the Division Medical Logistics Officer and later as the Commander of Charlie Company (Medical) 82D Forward Support Battalion (Airborne) including two deployments to Iraq during the early phases of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon redeployment, he was selected to the Project Warrior Program and served as the medical platoon trainer, Tarantula Team, National Training Center, Fort Irwin, California. Following this assignment, he served as a Small Group Instructor for the Army Medical Department's Brigade/Division Surgeon Course and Medical Plans and Operations Course. COL Cramer returned to the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Bamberg, Germany, as the 173rd Brigade Support Battalion Operations Officer and Executive Officer, deploying to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He was then assigned to U.S. Army Africa, Caserma Ederle, where he served as the Chief of Medical Plans and Operations, traveling to the African continent multiple times and serving on multiple Joint Task Forces. He was assigned to Mission Command Training Center, Fort Leavenworth, where he served as the Team Lead and Senior Medical Observer, Coach and Trainer, Operations Group Sierra. He moved to Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and assumed command of the 25th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade, U.S. Army Alaska. Following a successful 24-month command he was reassigned to 2D Infantry Division, Republic of Korea, and served as the deputy surgeon.

COL Cramer is a recent graduate of the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Black Hills State University, a Master of Science in Emergency Management from TOURO University and a Master of Strategic Studies. He is a graduate of the Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course; the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course; the Combined Arms and Services Staff School; the NATO Joint Medical Planner's Course; the Support Operations Course; the U.S. Army Command General Staff Officer's Course; and the U.S. Army War College.
 
COL Cramer's awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (three awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (eight awards), the Joint Service Commendation Medal (two awards), the Army Commendation Medal (three awards), the Army Achievement Medal (four awards), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two service stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two service stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Medal (6th award), Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, the NATO medal, Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and parachutist badges from Italy and the Netherlands.


Sergeant Major

Sergeant Major Jay C. Shearer
Munson Army Health Center

Sergeant Major Jay C. Shearer entered the U.S. Army in August 1995. He completed Basic Training at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Advance Individual Training at Fort Sam   Houston, Texas for MOS 91B Combat Medical Specialist.
 
SGM Shearer's previous duty positions and assignments include: Evacuation NCO, 1/10 Cavalry Squadron, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, TX, Flight Medical NCO, 1st US Support Battalion, Sinai, Egypt, Air Ambulance NCO, 50th Medical Company  (Air Ambulance), Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Flight  Platoon Sergeant / Standardization Instructor, 45th Medical Company (Air Ambulance), Katterbach, Germany, Senior Operations NCO, Medevac Proponency, Fort Rucker, Alabama; Medevac First Sergeant, 3rd Infantry Division, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia, Senior Equal Opportunity Advisor, Army Public Health Center, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Medevac First Sergeant, 3/82nd GSAB, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina and Chief Medical NCO, HHBn, 2nd Infantry Division.
 
SGM Shearer's military education includes the Primary Leadership Development Course; Basic Noncommissioned Officers Course, Advance Noncommissioned Officers Course, First Sergeant Course, Flight Medical Aidman Course, Joint Enroute Care Course, Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officers Course; Medevac Doctrine Course, Combat Developers Course, Basic Instructor Course, Small Group Instructor Course, Middle Manager Course, Master Resiliency Trainer Course, SHARP Course, Equal Opportunity Advisor Course, and United States Army Sergeants Major Course, Class 69.
SGM Shearer holds a Master’s in Science with a concentration in Performance Improvement from Grantham University graduating Summa Cum Laude and currently pursuing a Doctorate in Strategic Leadership from Liberty University. 
 
SGM Shearer's operational deployments include Iraq in support of OIF, twice to Afghanistan in support of OEF and Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian.
 
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, 2nd Award; Meritorious Service Medal, 3rd Award; Air Medal, 4th Award; Joint Army Commendation Medal, 2nd Award; Army Commendation Medal, 5th Award, Army Achievement Medal, 6th Award; Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, 6th Award; Iraq Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medial; National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary; Kosovo Campaign Medal; NATO Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with numeral 5; Army Service Ribbon;   Overseas Service Ribbon with a numeral 5, Korea Defense Service Medal; Multinational Forces and Observers Medal, Numeral 4; Meritorious Unit Award. He has earned the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold), Air Assault Badge, Senior Army Aviation Badge, Combat Action Badge and Expert Field Medical Badge.SGM Shearer is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, Order of Saint Michael and Order of Military Medical Merit.
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