COL Robert D. Forsten

CDR's Bio

Colonel Robert D. Forsten

CSM Mateo J. A. D. Alba Jr.

CSM's Bio
Command Sergeant Major Diamond D. Hough

62nd Medical Brigade Mission:

The mission of the 62nd Medical Brigade is to organize, train, equip, deploy, and command and control
medical forces in support of global contingencies. Provide full and direct force health protection
operations in support of forces engaged in full spectrum operations.

Battalion Info

BN Phone Numbers

47th CSH: (253) 967-7251

56th MMB: (253) 966-3561

673rd DCAS: (253) 477-2724

BN Facebook Pages

47th Combat Support Hospital

56th Multifunctional Med BN

673rd Dental Company
Area Support

BDE Phone Roster
Staff Duty: (253) 967-4413

S1: (253) 966-9174

S2: (253) 967-1693

S3: (253) 967-7145

S4: (253) 966-1396

S6: (253) 966-0072

Legal: (253) 477-1859

Chaplain: (253) 966-9045

PAO: (253) 967-2416/2791

FRSA: (253) 967-7213

SHARP: (253) 967-2508

62nd Medical Brigade History


Lineage and Honors

On 15 September 1943, the battalion was recognized and re-designated Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 62nd Medical Battalion.

It was then reorganized and re-designated 8 October 1957, as the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 62nd Medical Group in Bad Kreuznach, Federal Republic of Germany. HHD 62nd Medical Group had a Unit (PCS) Personnel Change of Station to Ft Lewis, Washington where it has been stationed to the present.

Since the United States began the Global War on Terrorism, 62nd Medical Brigade has deployed its "Proud and Steadfast" Soldiers three times to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and three times to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.