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MEDDAC Commander


COL LeMaster  

COLONEL Patrick M. Garman

COL Garman attended Ohio Northern University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy and US Army ROTC commission in 1991. He was then assigned as Chief, Pharmacy Service, Weed Army Community Hospital, Ft. Irwin, California; Chief, Pharmacy Services and Information Management, U.S. Army Health Clinic Baumholder, Germany; Inpatient Care Pharmacist, Brooke Army Medical Center Ft. Sam Houston, Texas; Chief, Department of Pharmacy, 121st General Hospital, Yongsan Garrison, Seoul, Republic of Korea; Pharmacy Consultant, United States Army Medical Materiel Agency (USAMMA) & Deputy Director, Military Vaccine Agency, Distribution Operations, Ft. Detrick, Maryland; US Army House of Representatives Congressional Staffer for Congresswoman Marcia Fudge of Ohio’s 11th District; Director and Deputy Director, Military Vaccine Agency, Office of the Army Surgeon General; Pharmacy Consultant to the 62nd Medical Brigade Commander, United States Forces Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom); Liaison Officer to the United Kingdom’s 2nd Medical Brigade, Strensall, England; Pharmacy Consultant, Pacific Regional Medical Command & Chief, Department of Pharmacy, Tripler Army Medical Center, HI; Commander, 1st Area Medical Laboratory, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland (including a deployment for Operation Unified Assistance, Liberia Africa); and he most recently served as the Chief, Pharmacy Branch, AMEDD Center & School/US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence.

COL Garman earned a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Bowie State University, a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University, and a Doctor of Philosophy Degree, specializing in Pharmacoepidemiology, from the University of Florida.

COL Garman is a graduate of multiple Army schools including the Senior Service College. He is a member of the following professional associations: Order of Military Medical Merit, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, Silver Caduceus Society of Korea, 38th Parallel Medical Society of Korea, American Pharmacists Association, International Society of Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety, and he has an Ohio Pharmacy License.

COL Garman’s military awards, decorations, and identifiers include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (2 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal (Bronze Service Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (2 Bronze Service Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 3 Device), NATO Medal, the Meritorious Unit Commendation and Army Superior Unit Award. He has also earned the Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge, Royal Netherlands Army Parachute Badge, 9A Proficiency Designator, Clinical Investigation and Research Regulatory Oversight (8H) Identifier, 5K Instructor Identifier.

COL Garman is also the author of numerous publications including a 2013 article in the medical journal The LANCET. He is a recipient of the 2009 Distinguished Alumni Award from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and the 2015 Army Pharmacy Research Award.


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