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Develop resilient and fit Leaders of character who are ready to enable the Army`s mission to deploy, fight, and win our Nation`s wars as part of the Joint Force. On order, organize, train, and deploy tailored teams to support worldwide contingency operations.


The 32d Medical Brigade is the Medical Generating Force for the Army, responsible for providing the absolute best medically, technically and tactically trained Soldiers and professionals in the world.


To be the premier Army Training Brigade by developing adaptive Army Leaders, building and training Soldiers today and shaping the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence of tomorrow.

Key tasks

Safe, secure and healthy operating environment

Embrace a standards-based military lifestyle grounded in core mission requirements

Apply a whole-of-person approach to Soldiering

End State

 32d Medical Brigade serves as the "Leadership Factory" for the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence, where inspired leadership, readiness, and partnerships generate the future of defense health.


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Brigade Staff

XO: 210-221-5105

S-1: 210-221-3646

S-3: 210-221-3953

S-4: 210-221-3899

Special Staff

EO: 210-221-4362

SHARP: 210-808-1352

Retention: 210-221-4535

Senior Drill Sergeant: 210-221-4796

Chaplain: 210-221-9749


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32d Medical Brigade

(210) 221-5105

After Hours Staff Duty Phone:

O: (210) 221-4208/5349

M: (210) 793-7202

2851 Harney Path, Bldg. 902

JBSA-FSH, TX 78234


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187th Medical Battalion

(210) 221-0313/0315

After hours Duty Phone:

O: (210) 556-7323

2745 Harney Path, Bldg. 2791

JBSA-FSH, TX 78234


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188th Medical Battalion

(210) 295-3065/808-4109

After hours Duty Phone:

(210) 439-5831

3250 Kohler Road, Bldg. 1350

JBSA-FSH, TX 78234



232d Medical Battalion

(210) 808-4241/4300

After hours Duty Phone:

(210) 439-5834

3820 Williams Way, Bldg. 3313

JBSA-FSH, TX 78234



264th Medical Battalion


After Hours Duty Phone:

(210) 834-7725

2745 Harney Path, Bldg. 2791

JBSA-FSH, TX 78234


U.S. Army Element (USAE)

After Hours Duty Phone:

(210) 671-3540/671-9973

2235 Andrews Ave., Bldg. 7535

JBSA-Lackland, TX 78236


DoD Safe Helpline

(877) 995-5247

JBSA FSH Sexual Assault Hotline

(210) 808-7272

JBSA FSH Post Locator

(210) 221-1211

32d Medical Brigade Commander

BDE Commander

COL Marc R. Welde was born in Spain in 1976, lived in Germany for the first 12 years of his life, and now calls Ogden, Utah his hometown. On 12 April 1998, he enlisted in the Utah National Guard where he served in the Simultaneous Membership Program. COL Welde graduated from Weber State University as a Distinguished Military Graduate in May 2000 with a B.A. in Criminal Justice and was commissioned through ROTC into the Medical Service Corps. After completing the AMEDD Officer Basic Course, he was assigned as the Medical Platoon Leader in the 1-506th Infantry Battalion (AASLT), 2ID, in the Republic of Korea.

In June 2020, COL Welde completed a two year tour as the Commander of the US Army Medical Materiel Center-Korea. Most notable during this period was the procurement and distribution of all Joint service medical and PPE requirements for the COVID-19 pandemic response operation. His other assignments include Ambulance Platoon Leader, 25th Brigade Support Medical Company (Stryker), 25th Infantry Division; Executive Officer, 250th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne)during Operation Iraqi Freedom; Group Medical Logistics Officer, 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne); and Commanding Officer, 551st Medical Company (Logistics). While in command of 551st MLC, he deployed in support of Iraqi Freedom where they provided world-class combat health logistics support to the entire theater. In 2009, he was selected to serve as the Senior Medical Operations Officer for the 75th Ranger Regiment where he served two combat tours in Afghanistan. In January 2013, COL Welde and his family moved to Germany where he was assigned as the Support Operations Officer, 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional). Shortly after arriving, he was selected to command a medical task force and Role 2E Hospital in support of NATO peace keeping operations in Kosovo (KFOR).

COL Welde returned to Baumholder to serve as the Executive Officer, 421st Medical Battalion (Multifunctional). In 2015 he became the chief of Distribution and Transportation Division and later the Deputy Commander (Operations) for the US Army Medical Materiel Center-Europe, where he served until June 2018.

COL Welde`s military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Medical Logistics Management Course, Ranger School where he was recognized as the Officer Leadership Honor Graduate, Airborne and Air Assault Schools, the Unit Movement Officer Course, the US Army Special Operations Command Static Line Jumpmaster Course, the Joint Medical Planners Course, the Command and General Staff Officers` Course, and most recently, the US Naval War College where he earned a master`s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies. He also holds a master`s degree in Human Resources from Chapman University.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (1 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), the joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), the Afghanistan, Iraqi and Kosovo Campaign Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold Award), the Combat Medical Badge, the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Senior Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab. COL Welde is also a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and the Ordnance Order of Samuel Sharpe.


32d Medical Brigade Command Sergeant Major

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Command Sergeant Major Gilberto Colon was born in Bronx, New York. Upon completion of high school he attended the University of Turabo, Gurabo Puerto Rico. He joined the Puerto Rico National Guard on January 1995 and served with it until December 1997. After completing Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood he was assigned to 1st Battalion 87th Medical Company where he completed his Advanced Individual Training (AIT) as a 91EN5 (Dental Laboratory Specialist). He reclassified into a 91W (Healthcare Specialist), where he completed his medical training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He had been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III while assigned to a Field Artillery unit of the 3rd Infantry Division. He also deployed to Iraq as the Medical Advisor to a Military Transition Team.

CSM Colon has served in a variety of assignments which include NCOIC, Troop Medical Clinic, Fort Benning, Georgia; Battalion Aid station NCOIC, HHB 5-5 Air Defense Artillery Regiment; Camp Sears, Korea; Platoon Sergeant, 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, Fort Stewart, Georgia; Department of Specialty Care and Operation NCO, USA MEDDAC Fort Eustis, Virginia; Medical NCOIC, United Stated Military Entrance Processing Command, Beckley, West Virginia; Senior Career Advisor, Enlisted Personnel Proponent Directorate; JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas, First Sergeant, A Co 232d Medical Battalion, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas, Operation NCO, AMEDD Personnel Proponent Directorate, JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas; G3 Current Operation CSM, 18th MEDCOM (DS), Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii Chief Medical NCO for 101st Airborne Division Air Assault, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Command Sergeant Major, 187th Medical Battalion, Joint Base San Antonio, TX.


CSM Colon’s military education includes the Basic Leaders Course, Advanced Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, Master Leaders Course, Command Sergeant Major Course Class 67, Company Commander First Sergeant Course, the Expert Field Medical Course, Hazmat Course, Emergency Medical Technician Course, Equal Opportunity Course, Field Sanitation Course, Yellow Belt Lean Six Sigma, Facility Management, Advance Military Transition Team Course, Military Transition Team Course, Combat Capability Development Course, Master Resilience Training Course, the Health Service Plans, Operations, Intelligence, Security and Training Course. His civilian education includes a Master Degree in Healthcare Administration through the University of Phoenix, Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certification, and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Certification.

CSM Colon’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (Silver Oak Leaf Cluster), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (4th Oak Leaf Clusters), Good Conduct Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal (1st Bronze Star), Iraq Campaign Ribbon (4th Bronze Star), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with Numeral 3), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with Numeral 3), and the Expert Field Medical Badge. CSM Colon is married and they have five children.



187th Medical Battalion


Provides mission command, administrative, training, and logistical support to safely and effectively train, educate and inspire Soldiers and Leaders throughout the continuum of professional development to build agile and adaptive healthcare leaders in support of the MEDCoE and the Army.


To provide the Army and MEDCoE with technically proficient and operationally focused Leaders, Soldiers, and Civilians who are prepared to serve and lead in our operational and generating forces.



188th Medical Battalion


Conduct mission command, training, administrative and logistical support to the U.S. Army Medical Center of Excellence and all assigned and attached personnel in order to transform, train, educate, and inspire Soldiers who are confident in their medical skills, embody the Warrior Ethos, and live the Army Values.


A unit of excellence focused on training and developing competent, ethical, and principled Civilians and Soldiers who model the Army Values.



232d Medical Battalion

Mission: Train, educate, and develop resilient, disciplined, physically fit and ready Combat Medic Leaders prepared to conserve fighting strength.

Vision: The premier Army medical training battalion driven by an adaptive and dedicated team of professionals who train and develop Combat Medics to conserve the fighting strength of the Army.


          232d Task Org


264th Medical Battalion

Mission: Provide institutional level training to safely and effectively transform and train technically and tactically proficient warriors who are confident in their warfighting skills, embody the warrior ethos, and live the Army Values.


         264th Task org


U.S. Army Element


Exercise command and control, train, and sustain U.S. Army personnel and U.S. Army Student personnel at 637 TRG/DLIELC providing the English language skills necessary for the successful transformation into the U.S. Military culture and success in follow-on military training courses and throughout one`s military service.


Advanced Individual Training Drill Sergeants

Congratulations on your selection to become a Drill Sergeant. AIT Drill Sergeants are charged with maintaining the standards and discipline taught in Basic Combat Training. In AIT, you will be instrumental in furthering the Soldiering process for the Soldiers` arrival to their first operational unit.
Expectations: As a Drill Sergeant in the 32d Medical Brigade, your minimum responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead a platoon
  • Health and welfare of all Soldiers assigned to your platoon and company
  • Organization and control of the platoon.
  • Inspire Leadership
  • Reinforcement of values, skills, and tasks
  • Reinforcement of warrior tasks and battle drills
  • Personal, profession, and academic counseling
  • Physical Readiness Training
  • Hold formations and maintain accountability
  • Management of logistical and administrative requirements
  • Monitor morale, discipline, and motivation
  • Provide guidance and instructions to squad leaders, instructors, and other cadre
  • Provide all necessary support to Soldier`s issues (such as finance, personal, legal, professional, etc.)

Reporting Instructions: Report to BLDG 902, Harney Road, JBSA FSH, TX 78234. You will report directly to the Brigade Senior Drill Sergeant office. Please ensure that you have the below required documents when reporting:

  • From CONUS:
  • DA 31
  • PCS Orders
  • SQI Orders
  • DA Form 1059 from the Drill Sergeant Course
  • DA Form 705
  • DA Form 5500/5501 (if applicable)
  • Master Resiliency Trainer Certification
  • Last NCOER
  • ERB
  • Any other pertinent training certificates (Combatives, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, Master Fitness Trainer, etc.)
  • From OCUNUS:
  • DA 31
  • PCS Orders
  • Commander`s Checklist
  • DA Form 705
  • DA Form 5500/5501 (if applicable)
  • Last NCOER
  • ERB
  • Any other pertinent training certificates (Combatives, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training, etc.)
Contact Us:
(210) 221-4796 / (210) 221-4701
BLDG 902
2851 Harney Path
Fort Sam Houston, TX 78234

32d Medical Brigade In-processing

We provide quality Human Resources Management service to the best Soldiers and Civilian Personnel in the world. Our goal is to excel in customer service, teamwork and operational performance for all Soldiers, Civilians and Students assigned to the 32d Medical Brigade.

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