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Colonel Theodore (Ted) R. Brown received his commission from the United States Military Academy in 1996. He subsequently earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2000.
He has completed residencies and is board certified in Family Medicine (Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 2003, Chief Resident), Preventive Medicine (Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Maryland, 2008), and Occupational Medicine (Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, 2009, Chief Resident).
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He also holds a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and a Master’s of Science in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University, the Eisenhower School.
His military education includes resident Command and General Staff College, Joint Planners Course, Army Medical Department Executive Skills Course, and Senior Service College at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy. He has also attended the Medical Strategic Leaders Program (MSLP), Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives (IIFHCE) and the JMESI Capstone Course.
COL Brown’s most recent assignment was Chief, Health Services Division (HSD), Human Resources Command, Ft. Knox, KY. His previous assignments include: Chief, Leader Development Branch, HSD; Commander, Irwin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Riley, KS; Commander, Stuttgart Army Health Clinic, Stuttgart, Germany; Command Surgeon, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington D.C.; Division Surgeon, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Preventive Medicine Branch Chief, U.S. Central Command Surgeon’s Office, MacDill Air Force Base, Florida; Level II Officer in Charge, Sustainment Brigade (Special Operations) (Airborne), Fort Bragg; and Flight Surgeon, 528th Special Operations Support Battalion, Fort Bragg;
His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon, and the Combat Medic Badge. He is Airborne, Air Assault and Flight Surgeon qualified. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3) and has also been awarded The Surgeon General’s “A” Proficiency Designator.
Command Sgt. Maj. Omar Mascarenas is a native of EL Centro, California and joined the Army in June 1992. He attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and attended Advance Individual Training at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas.
His assignments include Fort Irwin, California, Hohenfels, Germany, Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan, Wuerzburg, Germany, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Fort Knox Kentucky, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Fort Gordon, Georgia, and Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
Mascarenas deployed with the 257th Medical Company in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08 and with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and has served in every leadership position from Team Leader to Battalion Command Sergeant Major.
His military education includes all levels of NCOPDS, the First Sergeant Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, Total Army Instructor Training Course, Small Group Instructor Training Course, Master Resilience Training Course, Combatives Level 1, and the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy Class 65. AMEDD Pre-Command Course, Battalion Pre-Command Course, Brigade Pre-Command Course, Command Sergeant Major Course, Airborne School and Air Assault School
His educational degrees include a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from American Military University and Master's Degree in Human Resources from Excelsior College.
His military badges include the Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Bade, Air Assault Badge, Driver's Badge and German Marksmanship badge. He is a member of the Distinguished Audie Murphy Club and is a proud member of the Order of Military Medical Merit, as well as a recipient of the Honorable Order of Saint Barbara.
Mascarenas' awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (8th Award), Army Commendation Medal (11th Award), Army Achievement Medal (14th Award), Good Conduct Medal (9th Award), National Defense Service Ribbon w/ Bronze Star, Iraqi Campaign Medal w/2 Bronze Stars, Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal w/ Bronze Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (3rd award), Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Ribbon (numeral 4).