Brigade

Brigade Contacts

Uniformed Services University 
4301 Jones Bridge Road, C1094
Bethesda, Maryland 20814-4799

Brigade Commander

COL Patrick Donahue
USU, C1024
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-9654
e-mail: patrick.donahue@usuhs.edu

Brigade Senior Enlisted 

HMCM Troy J. Brown
USU, C1018
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-2348
e-mail: troy.brown@usuhs.edu

Brigade Executive Officer

MAJ Kevin Hayes
USU, C1011
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-9140
e-mail: kevin.hayes@usuhs.edu

Brigade Operations Officer

MAJ Monty Edwards
USU, C1081
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-6901
e-mail: monty.edwards@usuhs.edu

Brigade Headquarters Company Commander

1stLt Rungroj Geytenbeek
USU, C1012
4301 Jones Bridge Road
Bethesda, MD 20814-4712
(301) 295-9593
e-mail: rungroj.geytenbeek@usuhs.edu

 

Brigade Commander

 COL Patrick DonahueCOL Patrick Donahue

The USU Brigade Commander is recognized as the "senior active duty military officer" of the University. It is the responsibility of the Brigade Commander to ensure that the uniformed personnel assigned to the University adhere to the appropriate standards set by their parent service. In addition, the Brigade Commander makes certain that the interests of the military members assigned to the University are addressed in order for them to remain competitive for promotion with their service peers. Under the leadership of the Brigade Commander, the uniformed students, faculty, and staff assigned and reporting to the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, Armed Forces Radiobiological Research Institute (AFRRI) or other University programs and divisions must participate in all activities and events as they would in any other command of the Uniformed Services. Regular formations are held; physical fitness exercises, standards, and testing are adhered to; performance evaluations are completed and rated; and, personnel are trained in the appropriate uniformed programs and customs.

Brigade Senior Enlisted Leader

Brigade Senior EnlistedHMCM Troy J. Brown

The USU Brigade Senior Enlisted Leader is responsible for advising the Brigade Commander, faculty and staff on all matters concerning the morale, welfare, discipline, and professional development of enlisted personnel assigned to the University. A key member of the Executive Staff, he promotes communication and collaboration between enlisted, faculty and staff officers, civilians and contractors, as well as the student medical officers towards mission accomplishment. The Senior Enlisted Leader is the liaison between the University and the National Capital Area Senior Enlisted Leaders, administers the enlisted recognition program, and serves as a member of the Military Awards Panel.

Brigade Executive Officer

Maj HayesMAJ Kevin Hayes

The Brigade Executive Officer serves alongside the Brigade Commander as the officer who is second-in-command. He oversees the day to day operations of the Brigade and ensures that the Commander's intent is met at all times. The Executive Officer promotes the professional and personal growth of all members of the Brigade to ensure competitiveness for promotion, future jobs, and retention in the Uniformed Services. Responsibilities include ensuring good order and discipline within the Brigade and ensuring that the military training needs of each service are met.

Director for the Military Personnel Office

Tiera StanleyCW2 Tiera Stanley

The Director for the Military Personnel Office (MPO) serves as principal advisor to the commander on HR support and is the senior HR manager for the Brigade. The mission of the MPO is to plan, coordinate, and execute HR support for current and future operations for all USU military personnel consisting of over 1,500 Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors, Marines. The Director establishes and sustains the readiness of an organization and are critical elements in maintaining the personnel combat power of a unit. The MPO also provides direct oversight, technical guidance, inspections and support on all HR functions.

Brigade Operations Officer

Jacob BustozLTC Jake Bustoz

 The Operations Officer assists the Brigade Commander in carrying out responsibilities as the principal military advisor to the University President and Senior Leadership, in the organization, training, materiel, leadership and education delivered to enable the achievement of tactical, operational and strategic objectives; directs and synchronizes staff actions and military support and services employed to facilitate the effective accomplishment of the Academic Program (academic and research activities) and home-station training activities; designs highly responsive, tailorable, and scalable force package modules required to provide mission command and military capabilities throughout a variety of broad scale joint exercises; develops and shapes training strategies to prepare service members for the contemporary operating environment; relays communications between the University President and other Senior Leadership regarding current operations and plans.

Brigade Headquarters Company Commander

1stlt geytenbeek1stLt Rungroj Geytenbeek

The Headquarters Company Commander works directly with the Brigade Commander and promotes the professional and personal growth of all Brigade members of the Headquarters Company to ensure competitiveness for promotion, future jobs, and retention in the Uniformed Services. Responsibilities include ensuring good order and discipline within the Company and ensuring that the military training needs of each service are met. The Headquarters Company Commander works with the Military Personnel Office to ensure that proper records and service evaluations are kept. Ensures the professional development, physical fitness, and well being of Uniformed Members.