Colonel Garrick Cramer, CRDAMC Commander
Colonel Cramer, a native of Hill City, South Dakota, began his military career in 1991 as a Combat Engineer in the South Dakota National Guard. In 1996 he was commissioned through the Army ROTC program as a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps and holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from Black Hill State University, a Master Degree in Emergency Management from TOURO University and a Master Degree in Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. He is a graduate of the Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course, the Combined Logistics Captains Career Course, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, the NATO Joint Medical Planner's Course, the Support Operations Course, the U.S. Army Command General Staff Officer's Course, the Medical Strategic Leadership Program, and the United States Army War College.
Colonel Cramer's previous command and staff assignments include: Commander, Munson Army Health Center, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Deputy Surgeon, 2nd CID, ROK; Commander, 25th BSB, 1SBCT, Fort Wainwright, AK; CHOT, MCTP, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Senior Med Planner, US Army Africa, Caserma Ederly, Italy; Operation and Executive Officer, 173rd BSB, Bamberg, Germany; Instructor, AMEDD, Joint Base San Antonio, TX; Observer, Coach/Trainer (T24), Fort Irwin, CA; Commander, Charlie Company, 82nd FSB, 82D ABN DIV, Fort Liberty, NC; Medical Planner, 2nd ID, ROK; Medical Platoon Leader, 501st FSC, 173rd ABCT, Caserma Ederly, Italy; and Platoon Leader, 1/505th PIR, 82D ABN DIV, Fort Liberty, NC. Colonel Cramer has multiple deployments and overseas duties to include Republic of Korea, Italy, Germany, Panama, Iraq, Afghanistan, and multiple countries in Africa.
Colonel Cramer's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (8 OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal (1 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two service stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with two service stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary and Service Medals, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Humanitarian Service Medal, the Overseas Service Medal (6th award), Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, the NATO medal, Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, and parachutist badges from Italy and the Netherlands.
Colonel Cramer is married to Michela Fontana of Arsiero, Italy and has two daughters, Baylie and Angelica.
Command Sergeant Major Anthony K. Forker Jr., Senior Enlisted Advisor
CSM Anthony Kim Forker Jr. is a native of Lakewood, WA and joined the Army October 2, 1997. He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, SC and completed Advanced Individual Training at Joint Base San Antonio, TX as a 91B (now 68W), Combat Medic and 91X (now 68X), Mental Health Specialist.
His duty positions and assignments include Mental Health Specialist, 121st General Hospital, Yongsan, Korea; NCOIC of Outpatient Mental Health Services, Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, GA; Behavioral Science NCO for Criminal Offenders, United States Disciplinary Barracks, Fort Leavenworth, KS; Instructor Writer, 171st Infantry Brigade, Fort Jackson, SC; NCOIC for the Office of the Command Psychologist, US Army Recruiting Command, Fort Knox, KY; Operations NCO, 30th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Heidelberg, Germany; First Sergeant, HHC, 30th Medical Brigade, Sembach, Germany; First Sergeant, HQ&A Company, Special Troops Battalion, Fort Jackson, SC; Operations Sergeant Major, 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Fort Shafter, HI; Command Sergeant Major, Troop Command, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany; and Command Sergeant Major, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI. CSM Forker has one combat tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XIII.
Some of CSM Forker’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (sixth award), Army Commendation Medal (eighth award), Army Achievement Medal (fourth award), German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (Gold), and the Combat Action Badge. He is a member of the coveted Sergeant Audie Murphy and Sergeant Morales Clubs, the Order of Military Medical Merit, and a recipient of the 2013 CPT John R. Teal Leadership Award.
CSM Forker is a graduate of all NCO Professional Development System courses, including the US Army Sergeants Major Course (Class 67), the Individual, Group, and Advanced Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Provider Courses, NBC Defense Course, and the Total Army Instructor Trainer Course, among others. He holds an Associate of Arts and Sciences degree from Pierce College, a Bachelors of Psychology degree from Thomas Edison State College, and a Masters of Science (Summa Cum Laude) in Human Resource Management from Excelsior College.
He and his loving wife, Evelin, of over 24 years, have three amazing children, Matthew (23), Christian (21) and Dalila (19).