PHA-Korea Leadership


Lieutenant Colonel Patti K. Glen

Public Health Activity-Korea Commander
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First Sergeant Eduardo Castaneda  
Public Health Activity-Korea First Sergeant
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Mission

Provide Veterinary Service Support and Force Health Protection for Unified Land Operations in the event of transition to hostilities and sustain “Fight Tonight” readiness through Armistice Operations within the Korean Theater of Operations.


 


About Us

The 106th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Service Support) was first activated on 1 October 1944 in New Guinea and saw action in the Philippines from 17 October 1944 to 4 July 1945. The unit was in action during the Luzon Campaign.
 
The 106th Medical Detachment (VSS) again saw action in the Korean Conflict from 21 March 1951 to 27 July 1953 in support of the United Nations. The unit received two commendations, one Philippine Presidential Unit Citation and eight campaigns.
 
These commendations and campaigns, with dates, are listed as follows:

  • Luzon Campaign – 15 December 1944 to 4 July 1945
  • Philippine Presidential Unit Citation – 17 October 1944 to 4 July 1945
  • First UN Counter Offensive – 21 March 1951 to 21 April 1951
  • Communist Counter Offensive Spring Offensive – 22 April 1951 to 8 July 1951
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation – 24 March 1951 to 23 September 1951
  • United Nations Summer and Fall Offensive – 9 July 1951 to 27 November 1951
  • Second Korea Winter – 28 November 1951 to 30 April 1952
  • Korea Summer and Fall 52 – 1 May 1952 to 30 April 1953
  • Third Korea Winter – 1 December 1952 to 30 April 1953
  • Korea Summer 53 – 1 May 1952 to 27 July 1953
  • Meritorious Unit Commendation (2nd Award) – 1 January 1953 to 27 July 1954

 
The 106th Medical Detachment (VSS) continues its meritorious service in the Republic of Korea in support of U.S. Forces through food protection, animal medicine and zoonotic disease control, civic actions and other coordinated public health activities at both ROK government and Army levels.



Branch Sections
The 106th Medical Detachment (VSS) has four subordinate units which includes:
Supported Installations & Commissaries
  • Busan Storage Center
  • Camp Bonifas
  • Camp Carroll
  • Camp Casey
  • Camp Henry
  • Camp Hovey
  • Camp Humphreys
  • Camp Humphreys Commissary
  • Camp Market
  • Camp Mujuk
  • Camp Walker
  • Camp Walker Commissary
  • Chinhae Naval Base
  • K-16
  • Kunsan Air Base
  • Osan Air Base
  • Suwon Air Base
  • Yongsan Garrison
  • Yongsan Commissary