Dr. Harry Croft and Matt Scherer, airing May 9 #MCUSAR

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Medical Director, San Antonio Psychiatric Center
Medical Director, HealthyPlace.com

Dr. Harry Croft is a psychiatrist in San Antonio, Texas, who is triple board-certified in: Adult Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. In addition to his private practice he serves as Medical Director of the San Antonio Psychiatric Center (where he has been principal investigator in over 70 clinical trials (testing new antidepressant and other medications), and Medical Director of HealthyPlace.com, the country’s largest consumer-driven mental health website.

A former Army psychiatrist, he has now evaluated more than 7,000 veterans (most with PTSD). As a result of his many years of experience, he co-authored the book, I Always Sit With My Back to the Wall: A book of hope and help for those with PTSD.

Lieutenant Colonel Darrell Small

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Program Manager
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
JBSA-Fort Sam Houston

An accomplished Senior Emergency Management specialist with 23 years of experience and a proven track record of successes in creating and enhancing emergency operations plans and emergency response plans to comply with federal and state guidelines, LTC Darrell Small also has extensive practical skills using industry-standard assessment tools to conduct hazards, risks and vulnerability assessments for technical assistance to senior executive leaders. Lieutenant Colonel Small excels at business process improvements. He is a results-oriented, conceptual analytical thinker, and committed to teamwork. He is able to motivate a work force to sustain high levels of productivity and has been the recipient of numerous awards in excellence for leadership, risk management, and community emergency preparedness.

Lieutenant Colonel Small has nearly two decades of experience in emergency management. He currently serves as a Program Manager at the Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) – Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and also Project Officer for the Wounded Warrior Emergency Management Internship Project. Prior to assuming the JBSA-CERT Program Manager position, he was a Deputy Director of the United States Army Medical Command, National Disaster Medical System, and Deputy Director and Area Regional Federal Coordinator for all six Army Medical Command Federal Coordinating Centers in the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regions-4,-6 and Region-10 He also served as the Chief of Current Operations at the United States Army Reserves Medical Command in Pinellas Park, Florida, where he analyzed and assessed the readiness posture of 258 assigned military units and units in the Army Reserves Expeditionary Force and Army Force Generation rotation cycles.

Colonel Denise Hopkins-Chadwick

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Colonel Denise L. Hopkins-Chadwick
Dean, Academy of Health Sciences
Army Surgeon-General Consultant for Nurse Education/Nurse Enlisted Training
Army Medical Department Center and School

Colonel Denise L. Hopkins-Chadwick was commissioned into the Army Nurse Corps as a Medical-Surgical Nurse in May 1987. After attending the Officer Basic Course, she was assigned to Kenner Army Community Hospital, Fort Lee, Virginia. In 1989, she moved to Platoon Leader, Emergency Medical Treatment of the 85th Evacuation Hospital, Fort Lee, Virginia, attended the specialty-producing critical care course with a follow-on assignment to the 2nd General Hospital, Landshtul, Germany, where she was a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit Charge Nurse and Clinical Nurse Officer-in-Charge (OIC) of the Contingency Response Team, Emergency Medical Treatment. Other assignments include Clinical Nurse OIC, Urgency Care Center, Fort Drum, New York; Chief, Utilization Management, Quality Improvement and Patient Satisfaction Division; Chief, Professional Programs, Defense Medical Readiness Institute, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Nurse Scientist, Madigan Army Medical Center, Fort Lewis, Washington; Chief, Nursing Research Service, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii; and Director of the Department of Nursing Science at the Academy of Health Sciences, U.S. Army Medical Department Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, where she is currently the first Nurse to hold the position of Dean for all of Army Medicine – the largest military medical school in the world. She deployed as the Deputy Commander of the Deployed Combat Casualty Research Team, Institute of Surgical Research, Baghdad, Iraq.

Chuck Bunch and Queta Marquez

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Military Affairs Committee Chairman
San Antonio Chamber of Commerce

Chuck Bunch currently serves as the Military Affairs Committee (MAC) Chairman for the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce and a consultant for the Association of the United States Army (AUSA).

Until recently, he was the Director of Military Relations and Business Development for Red McCombs Toyota. After honorably serving 21 years in the United States Air Force, he was recruited by Red McCombs Toyota to create the first-ever military department in the San Antonio automotive industry. On September 3, 2013, Chuck joined Red McCombs Toyota, and began his quest to construct an honorable military program supported by an all-veteran staff. Under his leadership, the Red McCombs Toyota military department created a benchmark as the premier resource for information and guidance to our veteran families, ultimately producing a reputation for providing optimal customer service based on core values, character, and honor.

Brenda Clark and SFC Tritonya Murray

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Brenda Clark
Sexual Assault Response Coordinator
AMEDD Center and School
U.S. Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence

Mrs. Brenda Clark is a retired Army First Sergeant, who spent her career as a Military Police Officer. She dedicated over 25 years of honorable service to the Military Police Corps Regiment. Her distinguished service includes a myriad of positions from Military Police (MP) Investigator, Team Leader, Squad Leader, Senior Drill Sergeant, Platoon Sergeant, Equal Opportunity Advisor, MP Team NCOIC, Observer/Controller Trainer, First Sergeant, Division Operations Branch NCOIC, culminating as the Sexual Assault Response Coordinator (SARC) for a FORSCOM Brigade. She has two combat deployments to the Middle East. She is a member of the prestigious Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC) and awarded the esteemed Military Police Corps Regiment “Order of the Marechaussee” in Bronze.

Sig Christenson and Brent Boller

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Sig Christenson
Senior Reporter
San Antonio Express-News

Sig Christenson is a senior writer covering the military for the San Antonio Express-News, with more than 2,700 stories in print during his 16 years at the paper. Christenson’s projects at the Express-News include “Witness to War,” a special section recounting the invasion and early occupation of Iraq, “The Only Retreat,” a three-part series detailing the sole U.S. defeat during the Iraq invasion, and a number of stories on soldier and family stress resulting from repeated deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan.

His work includes the ongoing military sexual assault scandal at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, and the 2009 shooting at Fort Hood and subsequent legal proceedings for the accused gunman, Maj. Nidal Hasan. Christenson was embedded with the 3rd Infantry Division during the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, and has been to Baghdad and Afghanistan seven times since. He has previously traveled on reporting assignments to Honduras, South Korea, India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Bosnia, Macedonia, Italy, Germany, France and England, as well as Kuwait, Dubai and Qatar.

Shannon Drichta, Alex Brown and John Nixon

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Veteran/Military Spouse

Shannon Drichta, originally from Haviland, Kansas, is a graduate of John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas, where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Corporate/Community Wellness. She also holds a Masters of Arts in Human Relations from the University of Oklahoma.

She began her military service by enrolling in Air Force ROTC at the University of Arkansas and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in 2000. Shannon served 5 years on active duty, then 3 additional years in the Air Force Reserve with duties spanning the Services career field. Her positions included Mortuary Affairs, Honor Guard Officer in Charge, Noncombatant Evacuation Planning, Protocol, and Wing Executive Officer.