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Colonel Bertram C. Providence
Colonel Bertram C. Providence, a native of Brooklyn, New York, earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Saint John’s University in Queens, NY. A Distinguished Military Graduate, Colonel Providence was commissioned through the Reserve Officer Training Corps. He holds a Medical Degree from the Uniformed Services University, a Masters degree in Business Administration with a focus on Healthcare from the George Washington University School of Business, and a Masters degree of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College.
His previous assignments include flight surgeon, Multinational Force and Observes in Sinai, Egypt, Chief of the Orthopedic Surgery Service at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Chief of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, Division Surgeon, 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Red Cloud, South Korea, Chief of Orthopedics and Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia, and Commander, US Medical Department Activity at Fort Drum, New York. His most recent assignment was the Command Surgeon for the Third Army/United States Central at Shaw Air Force Base, South Carolina.
Colonel Providence deployed to the Philippines as an orthopedic surgeon with a Forward Surgical Team and to Afghanistan with a Combat Support Hospital both in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. He deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation NEW DAWN and Operation ENDURING FREEDOM. He participated in a Blast Resuscitation and Victim Assistance mission to Cambodia and OPERATION COBRA GOLD in Thailand.
He is Board Certified in Adult Reconstruction Orthopedics and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Sports Medicine from the American Board of Orthopedic Surgeons. He has completed a total joint fellowship in hip and knee replacements, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.
Colonel Providence’s awards and decorations include the include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Commendation Medal, Expert Field Medic badge, Flight Surgeon badge and Parachutist badge.
He is a also a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and a recipient of the “A” Medical Proficiency designator in orthopedics from the US Army Surgeon General.