I’ve been engaged as Brigade Commander of ARMEDCOM’s Northeast Medical Area Readiness Command as we provide medical manpower deploying directly to support 3rd Medical Command’s efforts, as well as forming our own Urban Augmentation Medical Task Forces for deployment, maintain our own readiness and support our Soldiers who’ve been infected– usually while serving in their civilian jobs. Finally, I’ve been assisting Defense Health Agency as the FUOPS to assist in their response to the crisis. My USAWC brother, Dr. Omar Bholat (also DDE ’20), is currently fighting the disease as a civilian. In addition to tirelessly caring for his own patients, he’s also been fighting for resources like durable equipment and PPE for his hospital as they seek to expand to meet patient need.
COL Steven ‘Steve’ Gandia
Distance Class of 2020