Major General Michael L. Place received his undergraduate degree in Psychology from Johns Hopkins University in 1987 as a Distinguished Military Graduate. He received his Medical Degree in General Medicine from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in 1991, and his Masters in National Resource Strategy from the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy in 2014. He completed his residency in Family Medicine as Chief Resident at Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
MG Place’s military assignments include Regimental Surgeon for the75th Ranger Regiment, deploying to OPERATION UPHOLD DEMOCRACY in Haiti; Staff Family Physician, Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado; Commander, Medical Task Force 10, Stabilization Force 5, during the Kosovo Air Campaign; Instructor and Director, Medical Operations Branch, Leader Training Center, Army Medical Department Center and School where he became the first physician director of the Army Medical Department Captains Career Courses, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Division Surgeon, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, deploying to OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM; and Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
He worked briefly at the Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board after an assignment as the Command Surgeon, U.S. Army Cadet Command. He commanded the 10th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado, which included a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan during OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM as a medical task force commander.
MG Place served as the Senior Medical Advisor in the Army Secretariat, assigned as the Assistant Deputy for Health Affairs in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs). MG Place commanded Madigan Army Medical Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, followed by an assignment as the Deputy Commanding General, Regional Health Command-Pacific and Director, Hawaii Multi-Service Market.
Following his assignment as DCG, Regional Health Command-Pacific, MG Place served as the Commanding General, Regional Health Command-Atlantic, Fort Belvoir, Virginia, the largest and most diverse within the U.S. Army Medical Command. Most recently, he served as the Commanding General, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support) at Fort Shafter, Hawaii.
MG Place's awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (four oak leaf clusters), Bronze Star Medal (one oak leaf cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (five oak leaf clusters), Expert Field Medical Badge, Flight Surgeon Badge, Army Parachutist Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge.
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Major General Michael L. Place, Chief of Staff, US Army Medical Command
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