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Colonel Noel J. Cárdenas is a native of Weslaco, Texas. He attended the University of Texas-Pan American from 1983 to 1985. In 1985, he was awarded an Army ROTC Scholarship and transferred to the University of Texas at Austin. In May 1988, he graduated as a Distinguished Military Graduate and was commissioned as a United States Regular Army Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps. Colonel Cárdenas holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Biology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Health Care Administration from Baylor University. Prior to Colonel Cárdenas assuming command of Reynolds Army Community Hospital, he served as the Chief of Staff and Deputy Commander for Administration at Brooke Army Medical Center.

Throughout his career, he has balanced field unit and fixed facility assignments. His initial assignment was with the 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas. He established a foundation of soldiering by serving as the Division Medical Supply Officer, 27th Main Support Battalion. In September 1990, he deployed with the 1st Cavalry Division in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. Upon redeployment, he was assigned as the Division’s Medical Logistics Officer, Division Support Command. He later served as Commander, Charlie Company (Medical), 64th Forward Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colorado; Brigade S-4, 1st Medical Brigade, and Executive Officer/Deputy Commander for Operations and Administrative Services, 21st Combat Support Hospital, Fort Hood, Texas. In March 2003, he deployed with the 21st Combat Support Hospital in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He subsequently assumed the duties as Executive Officer, Medical Task Force 21, Balad, Iraq. In June 2008, he assumed command of the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion in Wiesbaden, Germany. In October 2008, he deployed the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment (HHD) from the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-11. In November 2008, he assumed the duties as the Commander, Task Force 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion on Joint Base Balad.

Colonel Cárdenas’ fixed facility assignments include Chief, Materiel Branch, Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado; Administrative Resident, Chief, Clinical Support Division, Chief, Managed Care Division, Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, Deputy Commander for Administration, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, Fort Huachuca, Arizona and Chief of Staff/Deputy Commander for Administrative Services, Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado.

His military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic Course, Medical Logistics Management Course, Combined Logistics Officer Advanced Course, Support Operations Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, AMEDD Executive Skills Course, Interagency Institute for Health Care Executives, and the Medical Strategic Leadership Program.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (5 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (5 OLC), National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal (3 Bronze Stars), Iraqi Campaign Medal (3 Bronze Stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3rd Device), Kuwait Liberation Medal, and the Expert Field Medical Badge.

Other honors include the Surgeon General's "A" professional proficiency designator, the Order of Military Medical Merit, the 2008 American College of Healthcare Executives Regent’s Award and full membership in Upsilon Phi Delta National Honor Society in Health Administration.

Colonel Cárdenas is board certified and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). He is currently serving as the ACHE’s Army Regent, a Federal Delegate on the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board 7 and as a Board Member for the National Forum for Latino Healthcare Executives.

CSM Bridges hails from Prentiss, Mississippi. He enlisted in the Army in July 1988 and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky and Advanced Individual training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Assignments include Medical Specialist, C Company, 306 Forward Support Battalion, Fort Richardson, Alaska; Medical NCO C Company, 306 Forward Support Battalion, Fort Richardson, Alaska; Emergency Treatment NCO, USA MEDDAC, Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Medical Platoon Sergeant, HHC 2-9 Infantry Battalion, Camp Casey, Korea; Treatment Platoon Sergeant, C Company 3rd Forward Support Battalion, Fort Stewart, Georgia; U.S Army Recruiter, Tupelo, Ms; Treatment Platoon Sergeant, C Company, 325 Forward Support Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii ; First Sergeant, C Company, 325 Brigade Support Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Chief Clinical NCO, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia; NCOIC of the Department of Surgery, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia and recently served as the 32nd Medical Brigade Operations Sergeant Major. CSM Bridges participated in Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 06-08 and Operation Enduring Freedom V (Afghanistan). Military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, Basic Noncommissioned Officer Course, Advanced Noncommissioned Officer Course, Instructor Course, United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 60, Unit Prevention Leaders Course, Unit Movement Officer Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, Environment Management Course, Hospital Incident Command System Course FEMA, National Incident Management Systems Course FEMA, SHARP Course, Senior Training and Education Management Course (STEMC) and Recruiter School. CSM Bridges holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Management from Toro University and is currently pursuing his Masters Degree.

Awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (One Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (Two Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (Four Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal(One Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (7th award), National Defense Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (Numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (Numeral 5), Multinational Forces of Observers Medal, Gold Recruiter Badge (3 Sapphires) , Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Expert Driver Badge (Wheel), and the Air Assault Badge.

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Reynolds Army Community Hospital is a Department of Defense medical facility at Offsite Link In New Window Fort Sill , located in the beautiful Offsite Link In New Window Wichita Mountains of Southwest Oklahoma.

The U.S. Army Medical Department Activity traces its beginning to January 1869, when Fort Sill was occupied as a base of operation by General Sheridan. Today Reynolds Army Community Hospital is a state of the art facility and is proud to provide our patients with outstanding healthcare.

4301 Wilson Street Fort Sill, Oklahoma 73503-78 | Phone: (580) 558-2800 or 558-2801 |

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