Thomas C. Slade
Colonel Thomas C. Slade was commissioned as a Medical Service Corps Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 1-87, 20 February 1987. His first duty assignment was as a Medical Platoon Leader, Charlie Company, 197th Support Battalion, 197th Infantry Brigade, Fort Benning, Georgia. | His subsequent duty assignments include: Battalion S-4, 197th Support Battalion, Fort Benning, Georgia; S-4, later Company Commander, 2nd Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Fort Benning , Georgia; Operations Officer, 1st Medical Group, Fort Hood, Texas; Battalion XO, 36th Medical Evacuation Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas; Battalion XO, Task Force Medical Eagle, Tuzla, Bosnia; Chief of Logistics, 121st General Hospital, Yongsan, Korea; Director, Materiel Acquisition, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Agency, Fort Detrick, Maryland; Commander, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center – Southwest Asia, Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar; Executive Officer, 6th Medical Logistics Management Center, Fort Detrick, Maryland; Battalion Commander, 16th Medical Logistics Battalion, Camp Carroll, Korea; Director, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center – Korea, Camp Carroll, Korea; G-4 U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland; Brigade Commander, U.S. Army Medical Materiel Center-Europe, Pirmasens, Germany. | Colonel Slade's military education includes: Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer Basic Course; AMEDD Logistics Management Course; AMEDD Advanced Course (Honor Graduate); Combined Arms Service & Staff School; Command and General Staff College; United States Army War College; Life Cycle Logistics Level III Certification; Member, Acquisition Corps. | His awards and decorations include: the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (5 Oak Leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two Bronze Stars, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Saudi Arabian for the Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Kuwait Liberation of Kuwait Medal, Expert Field Medical Badge.