The 627th Hospital Center prepares for expeditionary deployment in order to provide Medical Mission Command and Army Health System (AHS) capabilities (Role 3, preventive medicine, optometry, medical logistics, forward surgical and veterinary) in support of multidomain and large-scale combat operations.
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 3, 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.
Col. Matthew N. Fandre
Col. Matthew N. Fandre was born in Blooming Prairie, Minnesota. He is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. In addition to his doctorate in medicine, he holds master’s degrees in business administration and in health care Administration from Baylor University, as well as a master of science in national resource strategy from the Eisenhower School at the National Defense University. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Fandre’s latest assignment was serving as the U.S. Army Combined Arms Center command surgeon at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Previous to that assignment, he was the senior medical officer at the Mission Command Training Program and served as the deputy, chief of Operations Group X-ray. His other assignments include serving as the deputy commander for Clinical Services at Munson Army Health Center, Fort Leavenworth, and division surgeon for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Kentucky, where he served on deployments to Iraq (as the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command surgeon) and as the Joint Forces Command surgeon in Liberia, West Africa, during the Ebola crisis. He also served as the U.S. Army Medical Command program manager for the Soldier Centered Medical Home; regiment surgeon for the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne); office in charge of A Shau Valley Clinic; and battalion surgeon for the 2nd Battalion (Assault) and 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, with the 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
His awards include the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Defense Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster, Air Medal with Numeral 2, Army Commendation medal with three oak leaf clusters, Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal and Military Outstanding Voluntary Service Medal. He has also earned the Expert Field Medical Badge, Combat Action Badge, Senior Army Flight Surgeon Badge, Basic Parachutist Badge and Air Assault Badge. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and earned the distinguished 9A designation from the U.S. Army Medical Department for professional accomplishment.
Fandre is married and the proud parent of three children.
Command Sgt. Maj. Marlon E. Faulds
Command Sgt. Maj. Marlon E. Faulds is a native of Angeles City, Philippines. He enlisted in the United States Army as 91B(68W) medical specialist in Macon, Georgia. He attended Basic Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
His previous leadership positions include senior line medic, treatment NCO, medical platoon sergeant, department of surgical services NCO, first sergeant and chief medical NCO.
His previous duty station include 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia; 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Fort Irwin, California; Military Entrance Processing Station Pearl Harbor, Hawaii; 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Washington; 3rd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; United States Military Academy, West Point, New York; 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; 121st Combat Support Hospital, Yongsan, Korea; Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado; Fort Bliss, Texas; and Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson. He deployed in support of Operation Desert Thunder, Operation Southern Watch, Operation Iraqi Freedom 07-09, Operation Enduring Freedom 12-13 and Operation Freedoms Sentinel.
His military education includes Basic Leaders Course, Advance Leaders Course, Senior Leaders Course, First Sergeant Course, the United States Army Sergeant Major Academy, Battle Staff, Tactical Combat Medical Care, Brigade Combat Team Trauma Training, Master Resilient Trainer Course and Group Practice Manager Course. He holds a bachelor’s in business management and graduate degree in business management (concentration in health care administration).
Faulds’ awards and decorations includes the Bronze Star, Distinguish Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (three oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (four oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Meritorious Unit Citation (one oak leaf cluster), Army Superior Unit Citation, Army Good Conduct Medal (seven knots), National Defense Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 5), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon (numeral five), NATO Medal (two awards), Expert Field Medical Badge and Order of Military Medical Merit.
First activated Nov. 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 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 Aug. 11, 1970, for its actions in Camp Zama. On Oct. 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, June 16, 2017, at Fort Carson, Colorado.Lineage
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 Greek 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 “Servireet Cura Conservat” translates to “To Serve by Preserve and Care.”
MTOE Assigned Personnel (MAP)
Welcome to the 627th Hospital Center, home of the “Spartan Medics.”
Recently the Army directed transfer of designated Army Medical Personnel (PROFIS) authorizations from MTF TDA structure to their assigned MTOE Operational Force Structure. If you received orders to the 627th Hospital Center, you will be assigned to one of our units as an “MTOE Assigned Personnel (MAP).” The 627th Hospital Center, formerly 10th Combat Support Hospital, is a subordinate unit of the 1st Medical Brigade “Silver Knights” and a tenant unit on Fort Carson. As policies and procedures continue to be developed on the transition from PROFIS to MAPs, we want to provide initial unit information references for on-boarding and in-processing. Congratulations on your assignment to the 627th Hospital Center. We are excited to have you as part of our team.
MAP medical professionals are encouraged to use the initial points of contact listed below for coordination of in-processing requirements.
The 627th Hospital Center will complete administrative Electronic Military Personnel Office (eMILPO) arrival transactions on your report date. Your gaining unit company commander will contact you to complete initial in-processing requirements and work directly with you to ensure efficiency and minimize impacts to patient care. Incoming personnel are required to provide a point of contact from their duty MTF.
When in-processing, whether virtually or in person, please be prepared to provide the following documents:
- Personal Data Sheet (provided during in-processing by assigned company)
- Copies of assignment orders
- Training records, to include APFT, Weapons Qualification, Army Warrior Task Training, and Individual 350-1 training certificates.
Ensure you are released from your current unit Defense Travel System (DTS) and the Digital Training Management System (DTMS) hierarchy in order to in-process 627th Hospital Center. Your losing unit must assist with this.
Change your unit patch to the 1st Medical Brigade patch on your report date.
If you are not located on Fort Carson, the process is still the same. You will email the required documents to your unit commander. The 627th HC S-1 will ensure you are assigned to our unit on your report date.62th Hospital Center Unit POCS:
- 627th Hospital Center Staff Duty Phone Number: 719-526-3800
- 627th Hospital Center Clinical Operations: 719-524-0532
- HHC 10th Field Hospital: 254-248-4277
- 84th MED AUG DET: 719-822-5598, 719-822-5260
- 193rd MED AUG DET: 719-822-5598
- 534th MED AUG DET: 719-659-0339
- 2nd FRST: 719-822-5641
- 42nd FRST: 719-822-5641
Welcome to the 627th Hospital Center! To make your transition into our unit easier, we have provided you with some documents that you will need once you get here. Including in-processing information, forms to be filled out and training that you will be required to do. If you require more information and do not have a sponsor to contact, call the 627th Hospital Center staff duty at 719-526-3800.
- Fort Carson Housing
- Newcomers Information
- 4ID and Fort Carson COVID-19 Information Sheet
- 4ID and Fort Carson COVID-19 FAQs
- HPCON Level
- Sponsorship request (CAC required)
- 627 HC Welcome Letter
2nd FST “Scalpel”
The 2nd Medical Detachment (Forward Surgical) will provide a rapidly deployable resuscitative surgical capability forward in a designated theater of operations in order to conserve the fighting strength.
10th Field Hospital “Mountain Medics”
On order, 10th Field Hospital (10th FH) prepares for expeditionary deployment in order to provide Role 3 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.
First activated July 6, 1942, at Camp Bowie, Texas, the 10th FH provided medical support in Tunisia, Italy, France and Germany during World War II. The unit was inactivated Nov. 4, 1945, and redesignated as the 10th Evacuation Hospital and later as the 10th Combat Support Hospital (10th CSH) in 1967. On Aug. 16, 1983, the unit became the 10th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (10th MASH) and realigned under the 4th Infantry Division Aug. 5, 1987. The 10th MASH deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm in 1991 and was redesignated as 10th Combat Support Hospital Dec. 16, 1992. The 10th CSH deployed in support of numerous operations: Operation Joint Forge, Operation Iraqi Freedom (three times), Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Spartan Shield.
The U.S. Army developed a new field hospital 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 combatant commands to tailor capability to best fit mission requirements. The new modular design is based on lessons learned from more than a decade of combat and will support dual-based operations. Execution of the field hospital design began in fiscal 2015 and was approved by the vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army July 17, 2014. The field hospital 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 June 16, 2017, 10th Field Hospital was reactivated at Fort Carson, Colorado.
84th Medical Detachment
Be fully trained to provide lifesaving medical care to our warfighters. The 84th Medical Detachment is focused on providing realistic training that is mission focused, ensuring our Soldiers are ready to deploy on short notice.
193rd Medical Detachment
On order, the 193rd Medical Detachment prepares for expeditionary deployment to augment any field hospital with 60 intermediate care ward (ICW) beds in order to provide additional hospitalization and nursing care in support of unified land operations.
To train and develop a ready force able to provide hospitalization in support of large-scale ground operations.
The 193rd Medical Detachment was constituted Oct. 7, 1944, in the Army of the United States as the 193rd Medical Service Detachment. On Nov. 22, 1944, the unit was activated in England. On April 10, 1945, the unit was redesignated as the 193rd Medical Ambulance Detachment. The unit was inactivated Jan. 31, 1946, in England.
On Feb. 6, 1953, the unit was redesignated as the 193rd Medical Detachment and allotted to the Regular Army. The unit was activated again March 20, 1953, in Germany and again inactivated Dec. 3, 1954, in France.
On Feb. 1, 1968, the unit was activated at Fort Lewis, Washington, and subsequently inactivated Jan. 31, 1972, in Vietnam. On June 17, 2017, the unit was activated at Fort Carson, Colorado.
534th Medical Detachment
On order, the 534th Medical Detachment provides surgical, intensive care, microbiology, psychiatric/behavioral health, public health, physical therapy and casting services in support of the 32-bed field hospital.
Maintain sustained readiness and individual Soldier competency in order to provide world class health care to U.S. and allied forces in a constantly changing, dynamic deployed environment in support of large-scale combat operations.
Constituted Dec. 6, 1944, in the Army of the United States as the 878th Medical Supply Detachment. The unit was activated Dec. 15, 1944, at Camp Barkeley, Texas; inactivated Jan. 15, 1945, in the Northern Marianas; redesignated Nov. 15, 1950, as the 534th Medical Supply Detachment; and activated Dec. 15, 1950, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The unit was reorganized and redesignated Jan. 1, 1953, as the 534th Medical Detachment and allotted to the Regular Army. It was inactivated Feb. 14, 1955, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas; activated Nov. 1, 1966, at Fort Sill, Oklahoma; and inactivated Nov. 28, 1971 in Vietnam. The unit was activated Oct. 16, 2004, at Fort Hood, Texas, and inactivated Oct. 15, 2007, at Fort Hood, Texas. It was once again activated June 17, 2017, at Fort Carson, Colorado.
40th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment “Vipers”
Provide forward damage control resuscitation and damage control surgery in support of unified land operations, either independently or as part of a future unified action partner coalition, for short and extended military health service support operations.
Man, equip and train the 40th Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment (FRSD) as the premier medical detachment to provide forward expeditionary surgical services with multi-domain conflict during the range of military operations to include large scale combat.
During World War II, the Army activated a total of 103 Portable Surgical Hospitals in various theaters around the world. The first three portable surgical hospitals deployed to the Indian theatre from the U.S. were the 40th, 46th and 48th PSHs. The 40th participated in the China Defense Campaign from July 1942 to May 1945. Following this, the 40th PSH deactivated. In recognition of the increased demand signal for forward surgical care, the 40th reactivated as a Forward Resuscitative Surgical Detachment on Nov. 16, 2020, and held an official assumption of command ceremony for its first commander, Maj. Michael D. April, on April 9, 2021.
221st Medical Team (Optometry) “Hawkeye”
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.
Be fully trained to rapidly deploy to any theater and establish medical optometry and optical fabrication services. The 221st will support the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson by augmenting optometric support for the garrison health care mission, and provide comprehensive vision care through examination, diagnosis and treatment.
The 221st Medical Detachment (Optometry) was activated Oct. 17, 2007. The detachment is designed to perform split based operations and therefore can deploy as two, three-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 May 30, 2010.
223rd Preventive Medicine Detachment “Jackals”
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.
To fully prepare 223rd Medical Detachment (PM) for deployment to provide Role 3 area PM support to U.S. personnel as well as local nationals.
The 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) was constituted in the United States Army March 27, 1945, and was first activated and designated as the 223rd Malarial Survey Detachment June 18, 1945, in Paris. The unit was inactivated Nov. 22, 1945, in France.
The 223rd Medical Detachment (LB) was activated and subsequently assigned to the 6th U.S. Army June 22, 1973, and attached to the HQ&A (SPT) Company, 4th Medical Battalion, at Fort Carson, Colorado. On Aug. 16, 1988, the unit was attached to the 10th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (10th MASH). On Nov. 18, 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 7 Corps in Saudi Arabia and Iraq. The unit redeployed to Fort Carson May 6, 1991.
On June 16, 1993, the 223rd Medical Detachment (LB) was redesignated the 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation). The unit deployed to Saudi Arabia Oct. 24, 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 Nov. 17, 1994.
The 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation) was deployed to the former Yugoslavia in support of Operation Joint Forge March 8, 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 Sept. 27, 1999.
On Oct. 16, 2001, the 223rd Medical Detachment (Sanitation) was redesignated the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) and transitioned in structure and function according to the Army’s Medical Reengineering Initiative.
The 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom March 9, 2003. The unit crossed the Iraqi border March 29, 2003, and provided comprehensive preventive medicine support to V Corps throughout Iraq. The unit redeployed from Iraq March 8, 2004, and received its first Meritorious Unit Citation for the deployment.
On July 14, 2004, the 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) was put on deployment orders and hand selected by U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) for a homeland defense and Global War on Terrorism mission. This mission was an on-call 24/7 mission to respond to a post terrorist attack; chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or high-yield explosives (CBRNE) incident; or natural disaster in the 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 Sept. 18, 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 55, 000 square kilometers. The detachment redeployed Sept. 4, 2006, and later received its second Meritorious Unit Citation for the deployment.
The 223rd Medical Detachment (Preventive Medicine) deployed for a third time in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom Jan. 20, 2009. 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 Jan. 3, 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”
To provide class 8 activities/operations, medical maintenance services/repairs and optical lens fabrication/repairs for the brigade combat teams and echelons above brigade units, to include augmented support to the Field Hospital.
The 418th MLC enables trust, in all facets of medical logistics, amongst all units residing on Fort Carson; and when deployed, across the entire area of operation that the 418th MLC WARRIORS are supporting. Leaders of the 418th MLC, at all levels, are charged with ensuring that all Warriors are Ready, Trained, Cared for, and Empowered.
- Readiness - If we received orders to deploy tomorrow, are we ready. I expect a high level of commitment in all aspects of personnel and equipment readiness. I expect leaders to anticipate and confirm all requirements are met within their section. Concurrently, I expect all Soldiers (at all levels) to manage their own individual readiness. I will not tolerate delinquency in individual readiness because a Solider was not told to meet their own requirements.
- Training - We will train hard and to standard. I expect leaders to fully understand their strengths and weakness within their respective METL’s in order to develop training schedules that maximize time and resources. I expect all Soldiers to have the courage to ask questions when they do not fully understand a subject or task. We will live by the following motto: Don’t train to get it right, train until you cannot get it wrong!
- Care - Taking care of Soldiers is a balance that must be constantly managed. Babying Soldiers is not taking care of them. You will train your Soldiers hard and enforce correct techniques. Leaders must prepare their Soldiers for the worst, being able to perform services or supply management in an office setting is different from being under high stress. Always pursue realistic training. Conversely, Leaders must be able to recognize tracer burnout and when training is no longer having an impact.
- Empowerment - Organizations are successful when they work as a team to meet a clearly understood end-state. All Leaders will explain the purpose and end-state prior to all operations. Leaders will then empower their Soldiers by not giving them the “how-to guide” to carry out operations. Soldiers will use innovation, intellect, and ingenuity to meet their leader’s desired end state. It is okay to fail during training events, it is the only way to learn and develop. When we do fail, do not make the same mistake again. Give subordinates more leadership responsibility and grow your section from within.
438th Medical Detachment “Badger”
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.
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.”
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 Dec. 4, 1945, in the Army of the United States as the 438th Medical Prophylactic Detachment. It activated Jan. 7, 1946, in Korea and inactivated Sept. 30, 1946, in Korea.
The detachment was redesignated as the 438th Medical Detachment June 1, 1966, allotted to the Regular Army and activated at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
The detachment arrived in Vietnam Sept. 15, 1966, and served mostly in the Qui Nhon area as an ambulance detachment. It received campaign participation credit for the following: Counteroffensive, Phase 2; Counteroffensive, Phase 3; Tet Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase 4; Counteroffensive, Phase 5; Counteroffensive, Phase 6; Tet 69/Counteroffensive; Summer-Fall 1969; Winter-Spring 1970; Sanctuary Counteroffensive; Counteroffensive, Phase 7.
The 438th Medical Detachment was inactivated March 15, 1971, in Vietnam.
It was activated June 26, 1972, and organized as a field ambulance unit at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, and again inactivated Sept. 15, 1987.
The detachment was redesignated as the 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service) Oct. 28, 2008, and activated Oct. 15, 2010, at Fort Carson, Colorado, and deployed to Afghanistan June 21, 2012, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom where it received its first Meritorious Unit Commendation award.