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|COL Philip Eskew
|COL Mark Griffith
The Indiana Guard Reserve Medical Command, in conjunction with the Support Command Medical Company and Brigade Medical Detachments, provides first-responder medical support to the volunteer members of the Indiana Guard Reserve. Additionally, it provides licensed public health support personnel and technical support expertise in response to large scale disasters, supplementing local resources when activated and requested.
In November 2013, the IGR Medical Command was formed to organize the resources available on a state wide basis.
The goal of the IGR Medical Command is to respond to Indiana emergencies with trained, licensed health professionals and medical support volunteers to support local and state lead authorities with surge and specialized emergency skills. Members serve in team responses and as individual cadre who assist and train other volunteers, augmenting the emergency response efforts at a local and statewide level.
The ranks of the IGR Medical Command is composed of trained, licensed and certified health care professionals and medical support personnel who constantly train and prepare to support authorities with surge capability and specialized emergency skills. These individuals can serve in various roles depending on the nature of the emergency for which they are called to assist. It is able to provide mission-specific response teams or individual cadre depending on the scope and size of the mission. The intent and purpose of the IGR Medical Command can be encompassed as "Hoosiers helping Hoosiers”
Are you in the medical field? Doctor, Nurse, Nurses Assistant, Paramedic, EMT? Are you interested in becoming a First Responder or Learning Advanced First Aid? Do you like to help people? Do you have a few hours a month that could be better used? Don't wait until a disaster to do something, prepare now so that you will be "READY TO SERVE".
The Indiana Guard Reserve is actively seeking applications from physicians, PA’s, nurses (degreed and LPN) , EMT's, mental health professionals, veterinary professionals and non-medical support personnel. Prior military service is not required. Indiana Guard Reserve personnel provide surge capacity medical response only inside the State of Indiana and are not subject to federal service. Be a surge responder and use your skills to help your fellow Hoosiers!
The following criteria are required to be met for incoming personnel:
|State Surgeon||COL Philip Eskew|
|Commander||COL Mark Griffith|
|Medical Director||COL Mark Griffith|
|Executive Officer||LTC Richard Friedman|
|Command Sergeant Major||SSG Brandon Turner|
|Director of Nursing||CPT Peg Bottorff|
Support Command Medical Company
|Company Commander||CW2 Howard Bennis|
|First Sergeant||SFC Jay K. Anderson|
Brigade Medical Officers
|1st Brigade||(not identified)|
|2nd Brigade||(not identified)|
|3rd Brigade||(not identified)|
|4th Brigade||1LT Stanna Kirchenbauer|