Major General Patrick D. Sargent assumed position of Deputy Commanding General for Operations, U.S. Army Medical Command, JBSA, Texas, on 12 July 2016 and the 18th Chief of the U.S. Army Medical Service Corps. His most recent assignment was leading the Army Medicine Enterprise in the Indo-Asia-Pacific as the Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Regional Health Command – Pacific and served as the CEO of the Hawaii Enhanced Multi-Service Market, and Command Surgeon for U.S. Army Pacific in Hawaii.
Previously, MG Sargent was the Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7 for the U.S. Army Medical Command, Washington, DC and the Commander of Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas, where he led efforts to implement Soldier and Patient Centered Medical Homes and the CRDAMC Replacement Project. His formative assignments include: Chief of Staff, Army Warrior Transition Command, Washington, DC; Commander, 62nd Medical Brigade, JBLM, Washington, in which he deployed for 15 months as the Medical Task Force Commander in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Executive Officer to the Chief of Army Legislative Liaison, Pentagon, Washington, DC; Commander, 421st Medical Evacuation Battalion, Wiesbaden, Germany, where he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom; Director, Congressional Operations for the U.S. Army Surgeon General and Army Congressional Fellow in the Office of United States Senator Richard Durbin, Washington, DC; Commander, 507th Medical Company, (Air Ambulance) Fort Hood, Texas and Battalion Executive Officer, 36th Medical Evacuation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; Career Manager, Human Resources Command, Alexandria, Virginia; Battalion S-2/3, 52nd Medical Evacuation Battalion, Yongsan, Korea; Instructor, AMEDD Center and School, JBSA, Texas; Commander, Charlie Company, 115th Forward Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas and Aeromedical Evacuation Pilot, 236th Medical Company, in support of Operation DESERT SHIELD / DESERT STORM.
MG Sargent is a graduate of the Adjutant General Officer Basic Course, Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course, Aviation Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and the National War College.
MG Sargent is board certified in Healthcare Administration and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and Order of Saint Michael. He is the recipient of theTuskegee Airman, Inc. prestigious General Benjamin O. Davis Jr. National Military Award. MG Sargent earned the Army Surgeon General’s prestigious 9A Proficiency Designator for being eminently qualified as an Aeromedical Evacuation Officer.
He is a Distinguished Military Graduate, receiving his commission and earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Florida State University. He earned a Master of Arts Degree in Human Resource Development from Webster University and a Master of Science Degree in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University. He also earned a Certificate in Healthcare Leadership from Cornell University.
MG Sargent’s awards, decorations, and honors include the Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Legion of Merit (with three oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (with four Oak Leaf Clusters), Air Medal, Army Commendation Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), and an Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster). He has earned the Expert Field Medical Badge, Senior Army Aviator Badge, Parachute Qualification Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.