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Colonel Christopher H. Warner

Commander of Madigan Army Medical Center

Colonel Christopher H. Warner assumed command of Madigan Army Medical Center on July 15, 2020. His previous assignment was the military deputy and chief of staff for the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs in the Pentagon.

A native of Toronto, Ohio, he was commissioned as a Medical Service Corps officer upon graduation from the U.S. Military Academy (USMA) at West Point in 1996 and subsequently as a Medical Corps officer in 2000 upon graduation from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (USUHS).

He holds a bachelor of science in chemistry from USMA, a master of science in national security strategy from the National War College and a medical degree from USUHS. Colonel Warner completed his internship and four-year residency in family medicine and psychiatry at Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he served as chief resident for two years and was selected as the General Graves B. Erskine Award as the most outstanding graduating resident and the 2005 National Resident of the Year by the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry. Colonel Warner is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the American Board of Family Medicine.

His previous assignments include commander, Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, Ga.; commander, 61st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; division surgeon, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, Ky.; deputy commander for clinical services, Bassett Army Community Hospital, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; student, Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; chief, Department of Behavioral Medicine, Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, Ga.; and division psychiatrist, Third Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga. Operational deployments include two rotations to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Colonel Warner’s military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College, National War College, the CSA Strategic Leader Seminar, the AMEDD Executive Skills Course, the AMEDD Strategic Leaders Program and the Battalion Tactical Command Development Program.

Colonel Warner served as the consultant to The Surgeon General for psychiatry from 2012 to 2018 and as one of the delegates to NATO research and policy group on mental health and moral dilemmas. He has made numerous national and international presentations, published more than 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, including feature articles in the journals Lancet, American Journal of Psychiatry and Archives of General Psychiatry, has contributed chapters to five textbooks, and recently edited the first comprehensive textbook on military and veteran behavioral health. He currently serves as an assistant professor at USUHS and a member of the editorial board of the journal Academic Psychiatry. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a distinguished fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of the American College of Psychiatrists.

Colonel Warner’s awards, decorations, and honors include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (2 awards), the Meritorious Service Medal (8 awards), the Army Commendation Medal (3 awards), the Air Force Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal (4 awards), the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Expert Field Medical Badge, and the Combat Action Badge. Colonel Warner holds the “A” proficiency designator for expertise in his medical specialty and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit. Additionally, Colonel Warner received the 2013 Army Medical Department Wolfpack Award, the 2012 Department of Defense Health Affairs Patient Safety Award, the Douglas MacArthur Military Leadership Writing Award, and the 2006 Surgeon General’s Physician Recognition Award.


Command Sergeant Major Albert H. Harris

Command Sergeant Major of Madigan Army Medical Center

Command Sergeant Major Albert H. Harris assumed responsibilities as the Madigan Army Medical Center command sergeant major on Nov. 9, 2020.  His previous assignment was as the command sergeant major of the 5-306th Brigade Support Battalion, 188th Infantry Brigade, Fort Stewart, Ga.

Command Sergeant Major Harris is a native of Modesto, Calif., and entered the Army in April 1997 as a combat medic (68W). He attended basic training at Fort Sill, Okla., and advanced individual training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Command Sergeant Major Harris has served in various leadership and operations positions including team leader, squad leader, senior company line medic, combat medic section NCOIC, emergency department NCOIC, brigade medical operations NCOIC, first sergeant, operations sergeant major and battalion command sergeant major.

His assignments include: 2nd Forward Support Battalion, Camp Hovey, Korea; 261st Area Support Medical Battalion, Fort Bragg, N.C.; 2-2 Infantry Battalion (Mech), Vilseck, Germany; Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Ga.; U.S. Army recruiter in Redding, Calif.; 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), Fort Campbell, Ky.; 526th Brigade Support Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (AASLT), Fort Campbell, Ky.; HQ 1st Army, Rock Island Arsenal, Ill.; Weed Army Community Hospital, Fort Irwin, Calif.; and 5-306th Brigade Support Battalion, 188th Infantry Brigade, Fort Stewart, Ga.  He has deployed to Iraq, Afghanistan and Kosovo for combat and peacekeeping operations.

Command Sergeant Major Harris’ military education includes all levels of the Non-Commissioned Officer Education System culminating by graduating from the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy class 65, the Basic Healthcare Administration Course, AMEDD Executive Skills Course, the Sergeant Major Legal Orientation Course, Recruiter School, the Master Resiliency Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, the Army Safety Officer Course, the Advisor Academy.

His awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (3rd award), Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Army Commendation Medal (7th award), Army Achievement Medal (8th award), Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Air Assault Badge, German Schutzenschnur (gold), Gold Recruiter Badge (3 sapphires), Gold Recruiter Ring, Presidential Unit Citation (2nd award), Valorous Unit Award, Joint Meritorious Unit Award and the Navy Unit Citation.  He is a member of both the Sergeant Morales Club and the Order of Military Medical Merit and is a recipient of the Glenn E. Morrell Recruiting Excellence medallion.

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