Contact Information

Brigade Chaplain

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
4301 Jones Bridge Road, C1094
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Brigade Commander

Col Kevin W. Glasz
USUHS, C1018
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-9654

Brigade Executive Officer and Headquarters Company Commander

LT Brian C. Andrews-Shigaki
USUHS, C1022
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-9654

Brigade Senior Enlisted Leader

HMCM (SW/AW/FMF) Patrick L. Hyde
USUHS, C1018
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-3869

Welcome to the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences! As the USUHS Religious Ministry Team, we want to provide for your free exercise of religion. All the staff, students, and their families can call on our support. We offer non-judgmental and confidential pastoral counseling, worship opportunities, and training that supports character development and spiritual formation.

The Command Religious Program is embedded in the Brigade and functions as a part of the military team that will prepare you for your essential staff position as a medical professional. Our approach is holistic and we strive to maintain an environment that fosters your growth mentally, physically, socially, and spiritually.

Since the university mission revolves around our students, so does the design of our religious program. Faith-specific student associations are formed according to student interest. Faculty and staff are encouraged to participate in the student associations as mentors, just as they do academically. Within regulations under the University President and the Brigade Commander (and administered by the Office of the Chaplain), the student associations are self-governed to meet the needs and interests of their constituents. Currently, we have the following religious groups at the university:

  • Catholic Student Medical Association
  • Christian Medical & Dental Associations
  • Latter-Day Saint Student Association
  • Others can form as requested

The main chapel program for the installation is located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, which is just a few minutes' walk from our main campus. Services and meetings are offered according to the following schedule:

Christian Bible Study
Tuesday and Thursday, 1200, Lounge (Bldg. 8, Rm 2233)

Christian Women's Bible Study
Wednesday, 1215, Lounge (Bldg. 8, Rm 1331)

Hindu Service
Wednesday, 1400, Conference Room (Bldg. 8, Rm 2230)

Islamic Daily Zuhr Prayer & Study
Monday - Thursday, 1315, Chapel (Bldg. 8)

Islamic Jum'ah Prayer
Friday, 1300, Chapel (Bldg. 8)

Jewish Torah Study
Monday, 1200, Lounge (Bldg. 8, Rm 1331)

Protestant Worship Service
Sunday, 1030, Chapel (Bldg. 8)

Roman Catholic Mass
Monday-Thursday, 1200, Chapel (Bldg. 8)
Friday, 1100, Chapel (Bldg. 8)
Sunday, 0900, Chapel (Bldg. 8)

If you are exploring your faith, wrestling with challenges, or would just like to talk, we are here for you! Our office is located just inside of Building C, right of the entrance. Please stop by or send us an email.


LCDR Chris S. Martin, CHC, USN

4301 Jones Bridge Road #C1099
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
301-295-3193 (office phone)
DSN 312-295-3193
fax 301-319-8012
DSN fax: 312-285-8012

RP2 Ashley Ferguson

RP2 Ashley Ferguson
Religious Program Manager
4301 Jones Bridge Road #C1099
Bethesda, Maryland 20814
301-295-9658 (office phone)
DSN 312-295-9658
fax: 301-319-8012
DSN fax: 312-285-8012