Leadership

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Colonel Clinton K. Murray
Commander, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Colonel Murray grew up in Lubbock, Texas. He received his bachelor's degree in biochemistry from Texas Tech University in 1991, medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1996 and Master of Strategic Study degree from the Army War College in 2015. He completed a residency in internal medicine at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 1999 and a fellowship in infectious disease at Brooke Army Medical Center/San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in 2002.

He is currently the Commander of WRAIR. He previously served as the United States Forces Korea and United Nations Command Surgeon. He commanded the 1st Area Medical Laboratory, the Army’s only operational deployable laboratory for theater-level validation of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear agents from 2017-2019. He served as the deputy corps chief for the Medical Corps and Medical Corps specific branch proponency officer from 2015 to 2017, chief of the ID service at BAMC from 2011-2015 and program director for the combined Army and Air Force ID fellowship in San Antonio, Texas, from 2005-2012. He was the ID consultant to the U.S. Army Surgeon General from 2016-2020. He is professor of medicine at USUHS, fellow of the Infectious Disease Society of America and master of the American College of Physicians.

He deployed as the senior medical officer of a medical company, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division to Ramadi, Iraq, in 2003-04 under the 82nd Airborne Division for six months and 1st Marine Expeditionary Force for the second six months. He deployed in 2012 for an infection control and ID review of 20+ U.S., coalition and Afghan medical treatment facilities. In 2013, he worked with the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, assisting the establishment of the ID/preventive medicine residency program of the Afghan National Army in Kabul. He returned to Afghanistan in 2015 with the Expeditionary Surgical Assessment Team supporting the Special Operations Command’s review of the golden-hour surgical capability. In addition, he performed research and teaching across Africa, Asia, Europe and South/Central America. He has published over 340 peer-reviewed manuscripts, guidelines, reviews and book chapters. His research areas include global health security, leptospirosis, multidrug-resistant bacteria such as MRSA and acinetobacter and combat-related injury infections including burns and extremity trauma.

His military awards include the ‘A’ Proficiency Designator in ID, Order of Military Medical Merit, Combat Action Badge, Parachute Badge, Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, and International Security Assistance Force Operation NATO Medal. He received over 30 research, mentoring and teaching awards including the USU Alumni Association’s School of Medicine Award-Graduate of the Year, USU Distinguished Alumnus and The Surgeon General's Award for Military Academic Excellence (Lewis Aspey Mologne Award).

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Command Sergeant Major Rodmond Q. Churchill
Command Sergeant Major, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Command Sergeant Major Rodmond Q. Churchill II is a native of Taylor, Texas. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in August of 1996. He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where he attained the military occupational specialty medical supply specialist (68J). Four years later, he reclassed to the MOS of operating room technician (68D), where he completed Phase I at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and Phase II at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Command Sgt. Maj. Churchill’s assignments include medical supply specialist, U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense, Edgewood Proving Grounds, Maryland; medical supply specialist, Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii; operating room non-commissioned officer in charge, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.; operating room NCOIC, JTF-Bravo, Honduras; DS/platoon sergeant, 1/19 FA, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; drill sergeant, 95th AG, Fort Sill, Oklahoma; peri-operative NCOIC, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany; platoon sergeant, Camp Bastion, Afghanistan; Surgical Nursing NCOIC, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; first sergeant, Medical Company, Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Polk, Louisiana; Operations NCOIC, 121/BAACH, Yongson, Korea; chief clinical sergeant major, Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas.

Command Sgt. Maj. Churchill's military education includes: Medical Supply Specialist Course; Air Assault Course; Primary Leadership Development Course; Operating Room Specialist Course; Small Group Instructor Trainer Course; Instructor Trainer Course; Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course; The Leadership, Education and Development Course; Combatives Level I and II; Drill Sergeant School; Enhanced Combat Lifesaver Course; Unit Prevention Leader Course; NBC Officer Course;  Equal Opportunity Leaders Course; Field Sanitation Course; Advanced Noncommissioned Officers Course; Basic Healthcare Administrator Course; Master Resilience Trainer Course; Clinical Nurse OIC/NCOIC Leader Development Course; First Sergeant Course; Common Faculty Development Course, U.S. Army Sergeant’s Major Academy (Class 69) and the AMEDD Executive Skills Course  His civilian education includes a Bachelor of Arts in leadership and workforce development from Command General Staff College and a Bachelor of Science in liberal arts from Excelsior College.

Command Sgt. Maj. Churchill's awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4), Army Commendation Medal (4), Army Achievement Medal (9), Army Superior Unit Award (2), Army Good Conduct Medal (7), National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal (1CS), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), Nato Medal, Drill Sergeant Badge; Air Assault Badge; Drivers Badge w/Wheel;  German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Gold), Sergeant Audie Murphy Award and the recipient of the Order to Military Merit (O2M3).