Mission

The 627th Hospital Center prepares for expeditionary deployment in order to provide Medical Mission Command and Army Health System (AHS) capabilities (Role III, preventive medicine, optometry, medical logistics, forward surgical surgical and veterinary) in support of Unified Land Operations.

Vision

The 627th HC is a cohesive, disciplined, and ready team of teams capable of thriving in a complex environment while simultaneously providing world class expeditionary Medical Mission Command and Army health system (Role III, PM, OPTO, MEDLOG, FST, VET) to the best war fighters in the world. The unit is resourced, trained, and sustains T-level proficiency to create ready and resilient Army health systems capabilities for world wide deployment.

Leadership

  • Battalion Commander Stevens Battalion Commander

    Biography

    Col. Mark A. Stevens is a military graduate of Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. He was commissioned as a Medical Service Corps officer through the ROTC program. His degrees include a Bachelor of Arts in Biology and a Master of Science in Emergency Management.

    Stevens’ career has spanned a full spectrum of assignments and command positions. Key assignments include: medical platoon leader, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, Fort Wainwright, Alaska; detachment commander, Fort Richardson, Alaska; company commander, 325th Forward Support Battalion, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; senior medical observer/trainer, 3rd Battalion, 381st Infantry Regiment (Training Support), Dallas, Texas; executive officer, 47th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Lewis, Washington; deputy surgeon, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks; battalion commander, 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, Baumholder, Germany; assistant chief of staff G3/Operations, Regional Health Command Pacific, Honolulu, Hawaii; and assistant chief of staff G3/Operations, 18th MEDCOM (Deployment Support), Fort Shafter Flats, Hawaii. He has deployed in support of multiple exercises, contingencies, and combat operations during his 25-year career, including operations Desert Shield, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn.

    Stevens is a graduate of the Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Captain’s Career Course, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Joint Medical Planners Course, and the Joint Strategic Medical Leaders Course. He is currently enrolled in U.S. Army War College.

    His key awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (five oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Parachute Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Air Assault Badge, Combat Action Badge, and the Order of Military Medical Merit.

  • Battalion Command Sergeant Major Smith Battalion Command Sergeant Major

    Biography

    Command Sgt. Maj. Steven J. Smith is a native of Las Vegas, Nevada. He enlisted in the United States Army as a 91B (Medical Specialist, now 68W) and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

    Smith's former leadership positions include senior line medic, medical evacuation NCO, treatment squad leader, small group leader, platoon sergeant, instructor/writer, senior operations NCO, first sergeant, and chief clinical NCO.

    His former duty stations include Fort Hood, Texas; Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Sam Houston; Fort Lewis, Washington; Fort Drum, New York; and Fort Bliss, Texas. He deployed with the 101st Airborne (AASLT) Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and with the 10th Mountain Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

    Smith's military education includes all levels of NCOES to include Class 65 of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy. He has attended numerous functional courses to include Air Assault Course, Basic Airborne Course, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Total Army Instructor Training Course, Tactical Combat Medical Care Course, Battle Staff Course, Combatives Level 1, Master Resilience Trainer Course, Advanced Joint Professional Military Education, and the Joint Medical Executive Skills Course. He holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science.

    Awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (one oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (six oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (seventh award), National Defense Service Medal (one bronze star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (one bronze star), Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 bronze stars), Global War On Terrorism Medal, Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 4), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 2), NATO Medal, Combat Medical Badge, Combat Action Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachute Badge, Air Assault Badge, Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3), and he is a member of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club.

  • Unit History

    First activated on November 15, 1965 at Fort Sam Houston, Texas as the Headquarters, 627th Hospital Center. The unit was moved to Camp Zama, Japan in 1966 where it assumed command and control of four large hospitals, a medical laboratory, a medical depot, and a ground and air ambulance units. The 627th Hospital Center had a combined strength of almost 4,000 personnel in support of operations in the Republic of Vietnam. The 627th Hospital Center developed a centralized funding system that permitted better standardization of equipment, reducing maintenance, minimizing repair parts inventories, and equipping the hospitals at minimum cost. The 627th Hospital Center was awarded the Meritorious Unit Commendation on 11 August 1970 for our actions in Camp Zama. On October 13, 1971 the Headquarters 627th Hospital Center was inactivated in Japan. The 627th Hospital Center was reactivated as the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 627th Hospital Center on June 16, 2017 in Fort Carson, Colorado.

    Lineage

    The maroon and white are the traditional colors of the Army Medical Department. White signifies the purity of the unit’s intentions and commitment to save lives. Purple suggests creativity, wisdom, dignity, peace, and good judgement. The Spartan sword is a symbol of battle. Spartans were known for their prestigious military fighting force. The olive and mint herbs were commonly used by these ancient Greeks for medicinal purposes and signified the personnel responsible for medical care in their professional Army. The sword and serpent united allude to the Staff of Asclepius, a Greed God of medicine. The heraldic dancette refers to the mountains of Fort Carson, Colorado. The lotus is the national flower of Vietnam, symbolizing the unit’s participation during the Vietnam Conflict, in which the unit received a Meritorious Unit Citation. The Red Cross denotes the unit’s mission in medical care, aid and health. The motto in Latin “Servire et Cura Conservat” translates to “To Serve by Preserve and Care”

  • Units

    10th Field Hospital "Mountain Medics"

    Mission

    On order, 10th Field Hospital (FH) prepares for expeditionary deployment in order to provide Role III hospitalization, outpatient services, enhanced medical, surgical, laboratory and x-ray capabilities while providing mission command and sustainment support to all FH elements in support of Unified Land Operations.

    History

    First activated on July 6, 1942 at Camp Bowie, Texas, the 10th Field Hospital provided medical support in Tunisia, Italy, France and Germany during WWII. The unit was inactivated on November 4, 1945 and redesignated as the 10th Evacuation Hospital and later as the 10th Combat Support Hospital (CSH) in 1967. On August 16, 1983 the unit became 10th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) and realigned under the 4th Infantry Division on August 5, 1987. The 10th MASH deployed ISO Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and was re-designated as 10th Combat Support Hospital on December 16, 1992. 10th CSH has deployed ISO numerous operations: Operation Joint Forge, Operation Iraqi Freedom (3), Operation Enduring Freedom and most recently, Operation Spartan Shield.

    The U.S. Army developed a new Field Hospital (FH) design to increase flexibility for Combatant Commanders while providing maximum responsiveness for those injured on the battlefield. Scalable, modular and flexible hospitalization units will enable COCOMs to tailor capability to best fit mission requirements. The new FH modular design is based on lessons learned from more than a decade of combat and will support dual-based operations. Execution of the FH design began in FY15, and the FH design was approved by Vice Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army on July 17, 2014. The FH design also increases selective surgical and emergency medicine specialties and capabilities; improves essential clinical capabilities without growing personnel requirements; expands early entry trauma capabilities; increases intensive care; and adds Computed Tomography (CT) scanners and Microbiology Lab capabilities.

    The 10th Combat Support Hospital is the first unit to convert under the Force Design Update; in a reflagging ceremony on June 16, 2017, 10th Field Hospital was reactivated on Fort Carson Colorado.

    2nd FST "Scalpel"

    The 2nd Medical Detachment (Forward Surgical), will provide a rapidly deployable resuscitative surgical capability forward in a designated theatre of operations in order to conserve the fighting strength.

    221st Medical Team (Optometry) "Hawkeye"

    Mission

    On order, 221st Medical Team (Optometry) provides world-wide optometry and optical fabrication support in any Unified Land Operations and Decisive Action in order to minimize the impact of ocular injury and disease and maximize vision readiness.

    Commanders Intent

    Be fully trained to rapidly deploy to any theater and establish medical optometry and optical fabrication services. The 221st will support the Mountain Post and 4ID by augmenting optometric support for the garrison health care mission, and provide comprehensive vision care through examination, diagnosis, and treatment.

    History

    The 221st Medical Detachment (Optometry) was activated on 17 October 2007. The detachment is designed to perform split based operations and therefore can deploy as two 3 person teams. Each team has an optometrist (67F), an optometry technician (68WP3) and an optical fabrication specialist (68H).

    In June 2009, the 221st Medical Detachment deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The detachment was initially assigned under the 421st Multifunctional Medical Battalion (MMB) and later aligned under the 61st MMB. The detachment provided optometry and optical fabrication support to Multinational Division-North (MND-N) which covered the northern third of Iraq. The detachment conducted split based operations at Contingency Operating Base Speicher and Forward Operating Base Diamondback (Mosul). The detachment provided far forward support to the Warfighter by executing several optometry support jump missions to outlying Forward Operating Bases within MND-N. Providing "world-class" combat optometry operations the detachment executed 7,759 patient encounters and dispensed 4,677 optical devices during the deployment. The detachment redeployed to Fort Carson on 30 May 2010.

    223rd Preventive Medicine Detachment 'Jackals"

    Mission

    On order, the 223rd Medical Detachment (PM) provides proactive field preventive medicine support in any Unified Land Operations and Decisive Action in order to minimize or eliminate the impact of disease non-battle injuries (DNBI). On order, repositions to support battle space realignment. On order, redeploys.

    Commanders Intent

    It is my intent to fully prepare 223RD MED DET (PM) for its impending deployment ISO OEF-KU to provide Role III area PM support to US personnel as well as local nationals

    History

    The 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) was constituted in the United States Army on 27 March 1945 and was first activated and designated as the 223rd Malarial Survey Detachment on 18 June 1945 in Paris, France. The unit was inactivated on 22 November 1945 in France.

    The 223rd Medical Detachment (LB) was activated and subsequently assigned to the 6th US Army on 22 June 1973 and attached to the HQ&A (SPT) Company, 4th Medical Battalion at Fort Carson, Colorado. On 16 August 1988, the unit was attached to the 10th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH). On 18 November 1990, the 223rd Medical Detachment (LB) deployed to Saudi Arabia in support of Operation Desert Shield. During the Gulf War, the 223rd Medical Detachment (LB) provided preventive medicine support to the VII Corps in Saudi Arabia and Iraq. The unit redeployed to Fort Carson on 6 May 1991.

    On 16 June 1993, the 223rd Medical Detachment (LB) was re-designated the 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation). The unit deployed to Saudi Arabia on 24 October 1994 in support of Operation Vigilant Warrior and was assigned to Task Force One Medical. The 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation) provided preventive medicine support in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, and it redeployed to Fort Carson on 17 November 1994.

    The 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation) was deployed to the former Yugoslavia in support of Operation Joint Forge on 8 March 1999. As a part of Task Force Medical Eagle, the detachment provided world-class preventive medicine support to the Multinational Division-North, headquartered in Tuzla, Bosnia, and the National Support Element, headquartered in Tazar, Hungary. The unit redeployed to Fort Carson on 27 September 1999.

    On 16 October 2001, the 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation) was re-designated the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) and transitioned in structure and function according to the Army?s Medical Reengineering Initiative.

    On 9 March 2003, the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The unit crossed the Iraqi border on 28 March 2003 and provided comprehensive preventive medicine support to V Corps throughout Iraq. The unit redeployed from Iraq on 8 March 2004 and received its first Meritorious Unit Citation for the deployment.

    On 14 July 2004, the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) was put on deployment orders and hand selected by forces Command (FORSCOM) for a Homeland Defense and the Global War on Terrorism mission. This mission was an on-call 24/7 mission to respond to a post terrorist attack, CBRNE incident or natural disaster in continental United States. The unit was attached to Task Force Medical of the Initial Entry Force of Joint Task Force - Civil Support (JTF-CS) headquartered out of Fort Monroe, Virginia . This JTF-CS support was an additional mission to the units goes to war mission. The unit came off the mission in June 2005.

    On 18 September 2005, the 223rd Medical Detachment deployed once again in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The unit assumed the mission to provide preventive medicine support to Multinational Division ? North (MND-N). The detachment was based at Forward Operating Base Speicher and covered a battle space consisting of 14 operating sites spread across 55K square kilometers. The detachment redeployed on 4 September 2006 and later received its second Meritorious Unit Citation for the deployment.

    On 20 January 2009, the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) deployed for a third time in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The detachment was assigned under the 111th Multifunctional Medical Battalion (MMB) initially and later fell under the 118th MMB. The detachment operated within MND-N and performed spilt-based operations from Joint Base Balad and Contingency Operating Base Speicher. The detachment performed world-class combat preventive medicine operations across a 105,000 square kilometer battle space and supported a population of 130,000 personnel. The detachment redeployed on 3 January 2010 and was later awarded a third Meritorious Unit Citation for the deployment as well as the U.S. Army Public Health Command Award of Excellence in the Deployed Unit Category.

    418th "Medlog Warriors"

    Mission

    "To provide world-class medical logistics support on a daily basis to Fort Carson tenant units and prepare to deploy in support of any theater of operations. Build the team and take care of Medlog Warriors and their families so they always leave better than they came in".

    Commander's Intent

    W. Withstands the test of War and pursues her own happiness. The Medlog Warrior stays in touch physical shape and cultivates a resilient, strong mind; feels a profound pride in the success of the 428th MLC and is present physically to share happiness and hardship with her teammates.
    A. Always makes personal decisions thinking of the impact her actions will have on her team, unit, and family.
    R. Regards the 418th MLC as your family. The Medlog Warrior treats all his fellow Soldiers with the utmost professionalism and respect; realizes the tremendous importance of establishing a working environment free of undue distractions in order to maintain productivity.
    R. Receives and trains new Soldiers. Creates superb team players present for duty at the appointed place and time, ready to add value to their team?s efforts and meet their deadlines.
    I. Information is always communicated timely and accurately, always keeping in mind that his thoroughness and prevision may impact directly his fellow Soldier's missions.
    O. Obtains recognition both publicly and formally. Always takes the time and effort to ensure individual and collective excellence is recognized.
    R. Recognizes her family/loved one?s safety and wellbeing are your sacred responsibility and strive constantly to elevate their way of life.
    S. Stands ready to deploy anytime. Performs all medical, administrative, and personal tasks and appointments necessary to maintain readiness without being told.

    438th Medical Detachment "Badger"

    Mission

    The 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) supports force health protection by providing comprehensive veterinary services to include food safety/defense, animal health care, veterinary preventive medicine and stability operations to combined joint military and inter-agency operations in a garrison and deployed environment.

    commander's Intent

    As an integral key player in the 1st Medical Brigade, 10th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Carson and FORSCOM mission priorities. To 'Protect the Force', we stay ever vigilant in availability, accessibility, and constant diligence in Veterinary Public Health, Food Safety and Security, and Veterinary Medicine. We must be flexible, adaptable, integrated and synchronized in our efforts to maintain a combat effective, healthy force. In our area of responsibility, with issues involving animals, zoonotic disease threats, food safety or security, we are the 'World Record' lead problem solving force; "Fearless Warriors, Compassionate Care."

    History

    The 438th Medical Detachment is a modular-designed unit, which consists of a headquarters, food procurement team, veterinary medicine surgical team and five veterinary service support teams. The detachment?s mission is to provide area force health protection support through food safety and protection, animal care, and veterinary preventive medicine for up to 60,000 personnel and 50 military working dogs (MWDs) in a theater of operations. Each team can independently support up to 10,000 personnel and 10 MWDs and can be further divided into three mobile sub-teams as needed.

    The 438th Medical Detachment was originally constituted on 4 December 1945 in the Army of the United States as the 438th Medical Prophylactic Detachment. It activated on 7 January 1946 in Korea and inactivated on 30 September 1946 in Korea.

    The detachment was re-designated on 1 June 1966 as the 438th Medical Detachment, allotted to the Regular Army, and activated at Fort Sam Houston, TX.

    The detachment arrived in Vietnam on 15 September 1966, and served mostly in the Qui Nhon area as an ambulance detachment. It received campaign participation credit for the following: Counteroffensive, Phase II; Counteroffensive, Phase III; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase IV; Counteroffensive, Phase V; Counteroffensive, Phase VI; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase VII.

    The 438th Medical Detachment was inactivated 15 March 1971 in Vietnam.

    It was activated 26 June 1972 and organized as a field ambulance unit at Fort Belvoir, VA and again inactivated 15 September 1987.

    The detachment was re-designated as the 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service) on 28 October 2008 and activated on 15 October 2010 at Fort Carson, CO and deployed to Afghanistan on 21 June 2012 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where it received its first Meritorious Unit Commendation award.

    615th Engineer Construction Company

    On Order, the 615th Engineer Construction Company provides trained and lethal platoons and squads capable of providing mobility, survivability, and construction support to maneuver forces and major combatant commands.

  • PROFIS

    The Army Professional Filler System (PROFIS) is a program that fills deploying units with needed personnel to complete the mission.

    The Regulation

    AR 601-142 is the regulation that provides guidelines to identify, qualify, train and implement assignment procedures for Active Army Medical Department personnel in rounding out Active Army units using the Professional Filler System, or PROFIS, during military operations with or without mobilization authority.

    Objective

    The objective of PROFIS is to resource MTOE units to their required level of organization of identified AMEDD personnel, in accordance with Army Mobilization, Operations, Planning and Execution System (AMOPES).

    Upon Selection:

    Once you are approved to fill a PROFIS position, by the Hospital Commander, Your Consultant, or other MEDCOM staff, you will be notified by the PROFIS Manager. The newly assigned PROFIS Soldier will remain PROFIS until PCS, ETS or you are determined non-deployable. Just because you are in a PROFIS position does not mean you will automatically deploy. It all depends if your unit is selected to deploy and your PROFIS slot was one of the ones tasked. If you are selected to deploy, the S3 Office of the Hospital will notify you, and ask that you come to the office for a personal briefing on your deployment.

    FAQ

    1. All deploying Soldiers will SRP within 30 days prior to their date of deployment.
    2. All deploying Soldiers will receive an OER or NCOER prior to deployment.
    3. All Soldiers will hand carry, unless other arrangements are made, their deployment packet to their PROFIS unit.
    4. All deploying PROFIS are issued TCS orders.
    5. Soldiers will out-process the Hospital when they deploy and in-process when they re-deploy.
    6. Enlisted Soldiers will make contact with EACH's Retention NCO prior to departure.
    7. Privileged Providers will hand carry a copy of their ITCB packet with them to their PROFIS unit. Please see the EACH Credentialing Coordinator upon receipt of orders. Soldiers must ensure their licensing and certification will not expire during the duration of their deployment.
    8. All Soldiers will make face to face contact with the Company Commander prior to departure to ensure they have contact phone numbers and to inform the command of any personal concerns.
    9. All Soldiers will ensure they make an appointment with Hospital Commander for a final out brief.

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