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Col. Jason M. Seery is expected to assume his duties as Commander of US Army Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC) – Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield (FSGA/HAAF) from Col. Julie J. Freeman in a ceremony Change of Command 9 am June 15, at Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart.

Brigadier-General Mary Krueger, Regional Health Command – Commander Atlantic, will preside over the ceremony; which will be streamed live on the Winn Army Community Hospital Facebook site, www.facebook.com/winncares.

Freeman assumed command of U.S. Army MEDDAC – FSGA/HAAF on July 16, 2020, after serving as Assistant Deputy Minister for Medical Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs ). As commander of MEDDAC, Freeman led COVID response efforts at FSGA/HAAF medical treatment facilities, 3rd Infantry Division and local communities; supported deployment operations; and medical reform as all medical and dental treatment facilities passed to the Defense Health Agency (DHA). After command, Freeman will serve as the liaison between US Army Medical Command (MEDCOM) and DHA.

Seery enlisted in 1998. He spent five years as a HAWK (24C/23R) missile system mechanic. After attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant, Seery continued his education at the University of Tampa, earning his Sigma Cum Laude degree, and was the Distinguished Honor Graduate of the ROTC program. In 2001, he received his medical degree from the University of South Florida.

After completing his surgical internship at Brooke Army Medical Center, Seery was assigned as an Air Surgeon to the 6th Air Cavalry (Camp Eagle, Korea) followed by the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment (Camp Muleskinner , Iraq and Fort Polk, LA).

In 2009, he graduated from his general surgery residency program at the Eisenhower Army Medical Center, followed by a three-year assignment as commander of the 541st Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, Carolina. North. While with the 541st, he had a particularly difficult and successful deployment to Afghanistan with postings in RC-East, RC-South and finally RC-North supporting NATO soldiers. Seery was later appointed chief of the general surgery clinic at Womack Army Medical Center, where he trained medical students, physician assistant students, and residents in the surgical, oral surgery, and family medicine programs. .

In 2013 he was selected to be the sixth director of the US Army Trauma Training Center, Ryder Trauma Center, Miami, FL. There, he successfully prepared numerous Role 2 and Role 3 medical units for various deployments and missions.

In 2016, he was appointed Deputy Commanding Officer of Martin Army Community Hospital with additional duties as Medical Director of the Medical Simulation Training Center and Team Leader of an Expeditionary Resuscitation Surgical Team deployed to support special operations forces in Africa.

Seery is a Board-Certified General Surgeon, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and from 2017-2019 served as Director of the Military-Civilian Trauma Team Training Program AMEDD. Additionally, he created the new Joint Directorate of Trauma Education and Training within DHA, is a member of the Tactical Combat Casualty Care, EnRoute Combat Casualty Care, and Combat Casualty Care Committee. Surgical Combatants and Past Chair of the Education and Training Sub-Committee.

In 2019, he was assigned as a Command Surgeon for U.S. Army Central Command and deployed to Kuwait, Iraq and Syria in support of Operation Spartan Shield and Operation Inherent Resolve.

In 2020, Seery became the U.S. Army Trauma/Surgical Intensive Care Consultant to the Surgeon General and attended the U.S. Army War College from 2020 to 2021.

He is currently assigned to the Medical Center of Excellence as the Medical Corps Corp Specific Branch Promoter Officer and has been selected to be the next Commandant of Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, GA.

Seery believes his military and medical successes are a direct result of the dedicated support of his family, especially his wife, Andrea, and sons, Lukas and Gavin.