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Colonel Erin P. Edgar received his Regular Army Commission from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, in 1988. Subsequently, he attended the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, earning his M.D. degree in 1992. Colonel Edgar performed his internship in family practice at Womack Army Medical Center, Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. In 1993, he was assigned as the Brigade Surgeon for the 82d Airborne Division’s Aviation Brigade. In 1995, he returned to Womack and completed his family practice residency in 1997 as chief resident. Following residency, Colonel Edgar served as the flight surgeon for 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-DELTA. In 1999, he attended the Command and General Staff College and subsequently was assigned as the Officer-in-Charge of Monroe Troop and Family Medical Clinic and an adjunct faculty member for the Darnall Army Community Hospital family medicine residency at Ft. Hood, Texas. In 2001, Colonel Edgar returned to Ft. Bragg to be the Division Surgeon for the 82d Airborne Division. In this role, he deployed to Afghanistan as the Surgeon for Combined Task Force 82 in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM and later deployed with the division to Iraq in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. Following his tour as Division Surgeon, Colonel Edgar served as the Director of Combat Medic Training at the Army Medical Department Center and School at Ft. Sam Houston, Texas, and the proponent for 40,000 91Ws throughout the Army. Subsequently, he commanded the 264th Medical Battalion at Ft. Sam Houston from 2004 to 2006. In 2006, he returned again to Ft. Bragg to command the 28th Combat Support Hospital. In that capacity, he deployed with the 28th to Iraq in September 2006 for a 15-month tour conducting split-based operations in Baghdad and Mosul. Colonel Edgar is a member of the U.S. Army War College Class of 2009.
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Authored by Colonel Erin P Edgar.
The China Dragons of the 28th Combat Support Hospital deployed in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM from September 2006 until November 2007. Their service epitomizes the strides that have been made in military combat medicine.