Health Services


JBLM DENTAC Leadership

Colonel Alfred C. Anderson

Commander of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Dental Activity

Colonel Alfred “Andy” Anderson assumed command of JBLM’s DENTAC on Aug. 16, 2021. His previous assignment was as the DENTAC commander at Fort Eustis, Va. A native of Salt Lake City, Utah, Colonel Anderson is a graduate of the University of Utah. He graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Dentistry in Cleveland, Ohio, with a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree.
Colonel Anderson served 10 years in artillery with the Utah and Ohio National Guard. Upon completion of dental school, he entered active duty and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., where he completed a one-year advanced education in general dentistry residency. After graduation, he was assigned to 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and deployed to the Middle East three times. In 2004, he was stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C., as an endodontic resident. After graduation he was assigned as the endodontics mentor in the two-year advanced education in general dentistry program at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. While in Hawaii, he also participated in a medical readiness training exercise in the Philippines. He returned to Fort Bragg as the assistant program director for the endodontic residency program from 2009-2013. His next assignment was as the deputy director for patient care integration in the G-3/5/7 at the Office of the Surgeon General. From 2015-2017 he served as the DENTAC commander in Vicenza, Italy.
His awards include the Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2OLC), Reserve Component Achievement Medal (1OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expedition Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal and the NCO Professional Development Ribbon. He has earned the Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medic Badge, Aviation Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge and has foreign jump wings from Jordan and Singapore. He is a recipient of the Surgeon General’s ‘A’ proficiency designator, the Order of Military Medical Merit and a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.
Colonel Anderson’s military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combat Casualty Care Course, and Command and General Staff College. He is currently enrolled in distance learning at the Army War College.

First Sergeant Cristina Simkins

Senior Enlisted Advisor of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Dental Activity

First Sergeant Cristina Simkins assumed responsibility as the Senior Enlisted Leader of the Joint Base Lewis McCord Dental Health Activity on November 13, 2023. She is originally from the state of Arizona. She enlisted in the United States Army in October 2002 and attended Basic Training/Advance Individual Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. She had a break in service after her first enlistment and served in the Army Reserves until August of 2007 when she came back on Active Duty as a 68E, Dental Specialist. First Sergeant Simkins’ previous assignment was as a Senior Operation NCO (CUOPS/FUOPS) at Medical Readiness Command, East (MRC, East) G357, Fort Belvoir, Virginia.

First Sergeant Simkins’ assignments include: Administrative Specialist, 501st Support Group, 19th Theatre Support Corps, Camp Red Cloud, South Korea; Administrative Finance Specialist, I Corps, Fort Lewis, Washington; Dental Specialist, 7229th MSU, Fort Lewis, Washington; Dental Specialist, 202nd BSB, 4BDE, 2ID; Dental Specialist, DENTAC Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, NCOIC/Training/Ops NCO, DENTAC Fort Liberty, North Carolina; Drill Sergeant, C-Company 3-10 INF BN, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Training/Operations NCO/ Senior Enlisted Leader DENTAC Fort Eustis, Virginia; Senior Operations NCO (CUOPS/FUOPS), Medical Readiness Command, East, Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She has deployed to FOB Warhorse, Iraq and supported the Balikatan Exercise Mission in the Philippines.

First Sergeant Simkins’ military and civilian education include: Basic Leader Course, Advance Leader Course, Senior Leader Course (commandant’s list), Master Leader Course (commandant’s list), Company Commander/First Sergeant Pre-Command Course, Force Management Orientation Course, 70H - Health Service Plans/ Operations/Intelligence Security/Training Course, Drill Sergeant Academy, Master Fitness Trainer Course, Master Resilience Training & MRT Medical Course, Battle Staff, SHARP Foundation Course, Digital Training Management System Course, Dental Management Development Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Unit Prevention Leader Course, Field Management of Chemical/Biological Casualty Course, Field Sanitation Team Certification Course, Combatives Level 1 Course, and Combat Lifesaver Course. First Sergeant Simkins earned her Associate of Arts General Studies degree from Hawaii Pacific University and her Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management from Park University.

First Sergeant Simkins’ military awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 Silver OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 Silver OLC), Meritorious Unit Commendation, Sergeant Audie Murphy Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (5th award), National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon 4th ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Drill Sergeant Identification Badge, German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency, and Norwegian Foot March Badge

Contact Us


Dental Clinic #2:
(253) 967-5271

Dental Clinic #3:
(253) 967-3416

Fulton Dental Clinic:(253) 966-9960
Hospital Dental Clinic:(253) 968-1240
McChord Dental Clinic:(253) 982-5505
Okubo Dental Clinic:(253) 967-4989
Presidio of Monterey:(831) 242-7092
Headquarters JBLM DENTAC (Administrative Line):
(253) 968-4035

FAX: (253) 968-4900


Madigan Annex
Second Floor, Bldg. 9900
Tacoma, WA 98431


Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Madigan Information

Telephone Number(s)

Puget Sound Military Appointment Center:
(800) 404-4506
Hours: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
(Appointment Center is Closed on Federal Holidays)

Madigan Directory Assistance:
(253) 968-1110
Health Net Federal Services:    
(844) 866-9378
Madigan Referral Management Center:    
253-968-1145 option #5
Patient Assistance Center:    
(253) 968-1145 
Beneficiary Counseling & Assistance Coordinators:     
(253) 968-1145, option #3
Patient Advocacy
253-968-1145, option #4
Nurse Advice Line (always open):    
(800) TRICARE (874-2273)


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