Colonel Christine Erlewine

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502nd Security Forces and Logistics Support Group

Col. Christine M. Erlewine is the commander of the 502nd Security Forces and Logistics Support Group at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The group was reconstituted from the 902nd Mission Support Group as part of a Joint Base San Antonio command streamlining process that occurred in December 2013.

Colonel Erlewine was previously commander of the 902nd Mission Support Group, which consisted of four squadrons and four divisions totaling 1,500+ personnel with an annual budget of $97 million and expertise in civil engineering, security and law enforcement, communications and computers, personnel, logistics, contracting, services, and trainer development. The group supports more than 145 aircraft performing five operational missions in five distinct aircraft as well as supporting 42 agencies and more than 60,000 active duty, civilian, and retired personnel.

As part of the streamlining process, a logistics readiness squadron, three security forces squadrons and a trainer development squadron were added to the new 502nd Security Forces and Logistics Support Group.

Colonel Erlewine also has served as  Director of Land Supplier Operations, Defense Logistics Agency Land and Maritime, Ohio. 

Captain Paul Hammer

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Commanding Officer
Navy Medicine Information Systems Support Activity


After serving in the United States Marine Corps, CAPT Hammer attended the University of San Francisco and received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry and went on to receive his Medical Doctorate from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He completed his psychiatry residency in 1992 at Naval Medical Center in San Diego. 

CAPT Hammer has led international high-profile disaster responses, most notably the 1997 Korean Air Lines crash in Guam and in 1998 the Joint Task Force Mental Health interventions following Hurricane Mitch. In his various assignments, he has educated thousands of service members on operational stress control, psychological health, and traumatic brain injury care. 

CAPT Hammer deployed twice to Iraq serving as the Combat Stress Control Team psychiatrist at Camp Taqqadum, November 2004 to March 2005 and Camp Fallujah, February 2006 to February 2007. He provided direct care to Marines, Sailors and Soldiers suffering from acute combat stress reactions during some of the most intense fighting of the war as part of Operation Al Fajr (also known as Operation New Dawn). He also directed the psychological health care activities of more than two dozen caregivers for 33,000 service members in Al Anbar Province. 

His career has largely focused on psychological trauma following a disaster. He led the Navy’s west coast Special Psychiatric Rapid Intervention Team providing numerous interventions to deliver immediate, on-the-ground psychological health support following suicides, training accidents, and natural and man-made disasters. 

CAPT Hammer was recently the Director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) in Arlington, Virginia from 2011 to 2013. He was responsible for the work of DCoE headquarters and centers, the Deployment Health Clinical Center (DHHC), the National Center for Telehealth and Technology (T2), and the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC). DHHC serves as a resource center and focuses on all aspects of psychological health, particularly addressing PTSD and depression in the primary care environment. T2 improves care by advancing scientific and evidence-based innovations in technology that support clinicians and patients in achieving better outcomes. DVBIC is the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) arm of DCoE and has a network of 17 centers, operating out of 10 military treatment facilities, five Veterans Affairs polytrauma hospitals, and two civilian rehabilitation centers, which carry out their primary mission to educate, treat and track service members, veterans, and their families with TBI. 

During his time as Director, DCoE, CAPT Hammer led a groundbreaking collaborative effort that included the Department of Veterans Affairs, civilian agencies, community leaders, advocacy groups, clinical experts, and academic institutions dedicated to expanding the psychological health and TBI state of knowledge. During his tenure, DCoE spurred innovation across the continuum of care by identifying evidence-based research methods and treatment options that deliver superior outcomes and developing clinical practice guidelines and clinical tools to improve and standardize the delivery of care. 

CAPT Hammer is a fellow of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is board certified. His personal decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (4 ), Joint Service Commendation Medal (1), Navy-Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2), Joint Service Achievement Medal (1), Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal(1), Expert Rifle and Pistol ribbons and the Sears Award for Excellence in Navy Psychiatry.

Colonel Kimberly Toney

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Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services
Headquarters Air Education and Training Command

Colonel Kimberly K. Toney is the Director of Manpower, Personnel and Services at Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. She is responsible for the development, management, and implementation of personnel/ manpower/ services plans, policies and procedures for the largest education and training system in the world. She controls the personnel programs impacting more than 60,000 military and civilian personnel assigned to AETC. 

Colonel Toney received her commission in 1985 as an Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps distinguished graduate from Louisiana Tech University. She has held various assignments in services and personnel at the squadron, group, wing, center and Air Force headquarters levels.

Staff Sergeant Houston Clark and Tech Sergeant James Maloy

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37th Training Support Squadron

SSgt Houston W. Clark is a Combat Weapons Specialist for the 37th Training Support Squadron, Lackland AFB, TX. He Instructs Combat Arms principles and applications for 34,000 bBasic military Trainees and performs weapons requalification for 4,000 base personnel per year. He Issues, accounts and documents small arms munitions expenditures equaling 8.5K rounds expended daily and 3.1M annually. He also performs AEF inspections and preventative maintenance for multiple weapon systems in support of seven wings and Air Force agencies.  As an armorer, he conducts daily inventories for more than $1.75 million in weapons and parts, and enforces and monitors resource protection and enforces the requirement and authority to bear arms, weapon standards, and documentation. In conjunction with his primary duties, he is 37TRSS Antiterrorism Officer, Combat Life Saver, PRP Monitor and the 37 TRSS Booster Club vice president.

Brigadier General Jeffrey Gabbert and Command Sergeant Major Stephen Bowens

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U.S. Army Contracting CommandBrigadier General Jeffrey Gabbert
Commanding General
Mission and Installation Contracting Command

Brigadier General Jeffrey A. Gabbert is the commanding general, Mission and Installation Contracting Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston, Texas. The MICC, a subordinate command to the U.S. Army Contracting Command, provides Army commands, installations and activities with responsive contracting solutions and oversight through more than 1,600 Soldiers and Army civilians at three brigades, one field directorate office and 33 field-level contracting offices located throughout the nation.

Prior to arriving at the MICC, Brigadier General Gabbert served as the Special Assistant to the ACC commanding general at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.

John Manguso

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Former director, Fort Sam Houston Museum

John Manguso graduated from the University of Florida with a master of arts degree in U.S. history. He retired from the U.S. Army after 28 years of active and reserve service, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. After 33 years as director of the Fort Sam Houston Museum, he retired in 2011. His latest book, San Antonio in the Great War, went on sale this week. It is part of the Arcadia Publishing series called “Images of America.” An earlier book by Manguso, Fort Sam Houstonis also an installment in that series.

Author/attorney Cym Lowell and Heather Krauss, Soldiers’ Angels

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Cym Lowell 140607Jaspar's War 140607Cym Lowell Author, Houston attorney Operation: Next Chapter Cym H. Lowell is an international tax attorney and author of a thriller novel, Jaspar’s War.  Through an initiative dubbed Operation: Next Chapter, all proceeds from sales of the book will benefit Soldiers’ Angels, a nonprofit organization, and be used to purchase voice-activated laptops for wounded warriors who have lost the use of their hands. Lowell was born in Montana, the son of academics, and spent his youth traveling the world. He refers to himself as “an undistinguished student” who was rewarded with assignment to the U.S. Navy at age 18. He served two years in Vietnam before earning a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University (1969) and his law degree from Duke University School of Law (1972). He is now a partner with McDermott Will & Emery LLP, based in the firm’s Houston office, and a novelist.