The COVID-19 fight is unlike any that has faced America’s Army Reserve. Part of the G1’s job in any organization is ensuring the Soldiers with the right skills can be in place at the right time. Matching provider specialties to six non-traditional formations (i.e., Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces (UAMTFs)) comprised of 85 personnel, could prove difficult in even the best of times. This was a task that had to be deftly managed as Citizen-Soldiers were uprooted from their civilian lives to answer this awesome call to duty. What further complicated this mission was the fact many of these Soldiers were also engaged in the fight within their own communities. Leading a combined team of 25 Soldiers and Civilians, the G1 at the 3D Medical Command (Deployment Support) was able to balance the mission, personal health and well-being, and a complex work schedule, to ensure America’s Army Reserve answered the Nation’s call.
COL Lee P. Gearhart
Resident Class of 2015
G1, 3D Medical Command (Deployment Support)