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

Brigade Commander

Col Kevin W. Glasz
USUHS, C1024
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-9654
kevin.glasz@usuhs.edu

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
brian.andrews-shigaki@usuhs.edu

Brigade Senior Enlisted Leader

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

Brigade Commander

Colonel Kevin W. GlaszThe USU Brigade Commander is recognized as the "senior active duty military officer" of the University. It is the responsibility of the Brigade Commander to ensure that the uniformed personnel assigned to the University adhere to the appropriate standards set by their parent service. In addition, the Brigade Commander makes certain that the interests of the military members assigned to the University are addressed in order for them to remain competitive for promotion with their service peers. Under the leadership of the Brigade Commander, the uniformed students, faculty, and staff assigned and reporting to the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, Armed Forces Radiobiological Research Institute (AFRRI) or other University programs and divisions must participate in all activities and events as they would in any other command of the Uniformed Services. Regular formations are held; physical fitness exercises, standards, and testing are adhered to; performance evaluations are completed and rated; and, personnel are trained in the appropriate uniformed programs and customs.


Brigade Executive Officer

The Brigade Executive Officer serves alongside the Brigade Commander as the officer who is second-in-command. He oversees the day to day operations of the Brigade and ensures that the Commander's intent is met at all times. The Executive Officer promotes the professional and personal growth of all members of the Brigade to ensure competitiveness for promotion, future jobs, and retention in the Uniformed Services. Responsibilities include ensuring good order and discipline within the Brigade and ensuring that the military training needs of each service are met.


Brigade Headquarters Company Commander

LT Brian C. Andrews-ShigakiThe Headquarters Company Commander works directly with the Brigade Commander and promotes the professional and personal growth of all Brigade members of the Headquarters Company to ensure competitiveness for promotion, future jobs, and retention in the Uniformed Services. Responsibilities include ensuring good order and discipline within the Company and ensuring that the military training needs of each service are met. The Headquarters Company Commander works with the Military Personnel Office to ensure that proper records and service evaluations are kept. Ensures the professional development, physical fitness, and well being of Uniformed Members.


Brigade Senior Enlisted Leader

HMCM (SW/AW/FMF) Patrick L. HydeThe USU Brigade Senior Enlisted Leader is responsible for advising the Brigade Commander, faculty and staff on all matters concerning the morale, welfare, discipline, and professional development of enlisted personnel assigned to the University. A key member of the Executive Staff, he promotes communication and collaboration between enlisted, faculty and staff officers, civilians and contractors, as well as the student medical officers towards mission accomplishment. The Senior Enlisted Leader is the liaison between the University and the National Capital Area Senior Enlisted Leaders, administers the enlisted recognition program, and serves as a member of the Military Awards Panel.