Col. Mary Link became the new deputy commander for Army Reserve Medical Command June 6.
PINELLAS PARK – Brig. Gen. Mary Link began serving as the new deputy commander for Army Reserve Medical Command June 6.
By joining the command team, Link will work alongside Maj. Gen. Robert J. Kasulke, providing leadership, management and direction for medical operations of the U.S. Army Reserve.
The medical command is based at C.W. Bill Young Armed Forces Reserve Center in Pinellas Park.
Link, a native of Ravenna, Neb., has previously served as the deputy surgeon of Clinical Operations at the Office Chief Army Reserve in Washington, D.C.
Kasulke, commanding general of the Army Reserve Medical Command, said Link is the right person for the leadership team.
“Link has a significant amount of medical experience across a wide front of corporate and military medical organizations,” said Kasulke. “She brings an excellent portfolio of talents, skills, and leadership to AR-MEDCOM.”
Link is the first female deputy commander for the medical command. She succeeds Brig. Gen. Jonathan Woodson, who is now serving as the assistant secretary of defense for health affairs and director of TRICARE management activity.
Col. Corliss Gadsden, the chief of staff of AR-MEDCOM, had the opportunity to work with Link in St. Louis, Mo., at Human Resources Command, which has since moved to Fort Knox, Ky.
“Her firsthand knowledge in the medical field is a valued asset to the Army medical community and to this command,” said Gadsden.
“She is focused on taking care of soldiers and their wellbeing … this is a true professional joining our team.”