:

About Us > DeputyCommander
 

Colonel Michael S. HeimallCHIEF OF STAFF Rodney S. Gonzalez
Colonel, Medical Corps, United States Army
Chief of Staff, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center

Biography
Colonel Rodney S. Gonzalez, a native of Riverside, California, graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1993, and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Army Medical Service Corps. He graduated from New York Medical College and earned a Doctor of Medicine degree in 1998. Colonel Gonzalez is a graduate of the AMEDD Army Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the US Army Command and General Staff College and the Air War College.
 
COL Gonzalez served as a Transitional Intern at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Ft. Bliss, Texas, from 1998-1999. After completing his internship, he was selected to complete his residency in Family Medicine at Martin Army Community Hospital, Ft. Benning, Georgia, from 1999-2001. He attended the National Consortium Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, from 2005-2006. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine.
 
From 2001-03, COL Gonzalez served as the Brigade Surgeon for the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized). He deployed twice with the Brigade, Operation DESERT SPRING 02-02 and Operation IRAQI FREEDOM 03-01. During Operation IRAQI FREEDOM, he treated casualties at the Main Aid Station for Task Force 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor.
 
COL Gonzalez has served as a Clinic Officer-in-Charge (OIC) and Medical Director of Basic Training Medical Care, Ft. Benning, Georgia; Director of Sports Medicine in the Family Medicine Residency Program, Ft. Benning, Georgia; Clinic Chief of the Consolidated Troop Medical Clinic and Chief, Department of Warrior Care, Ft. Benning, Georgia; Assistant Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program, and Chief, Department of Family Medicine/Primary Care, Ft. Benning, Georgia; Kuwait Command Surgeon and Clinic OIC, Area Support Group – Kuwait, US Army Health Clinic, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Chief of Soldiers Services and Readiness Medicine, General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Commander, US Army Health Clinic Katterbach, Ansbach, Germany; Deputy Commander for Clinical Services and Deputy Commanding Officer, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Ft. Campbell, Kentucky.