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Brigadier General Shan K. Bagby

Commanding General, Brooke Army Medical Center
Deputy Market Director, San Antonio Military Health System
Chief, U.S. Army Dental Corps

Photo of Brigadier General Shan K. BagbyBrigadier General Bagby was born in New Jersey and earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Physics from Rutgers University, a Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. He completed Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) residency training at Martin Luther King, Jr./Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, California and Fellowship training in OMS trauma surgery at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, Texas.

BG Bagby received his ROTC commission in 1989 and transferred to the Active Component in 1997. His previous career assignments include: Deputy Commanding General (Support), U.S. Army Medical Command; 28th Chief, Army Dental Corps, Deputy Chief of Staff for Support, G-1/4/6; Deputy Chief of Staff/Troop Commander, U.S. Army Medical Command; Commander, U.S. Army Dental Health Activity, Joint Base Lewis- McChord, Washington; Chief, Dental Corps Branch, U.S. Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Chairman and Program Director, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (OMS) Residency Program at Joint Base San Antonio, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Commander, 561st Medical Company (Dental Services), Grafenwoehr, Germany; Assistant Residency Director, U.S. Army Dental Health Activity, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and Instructor, Oral Surgery at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, District of Columbia.

He is a graduate of the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Airborne Course, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and U.S. Army War College.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon (2 awards) and the Army Parachutist Badge. He holds the Army Surgeon General’s “A” Proficiency Designator and is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons and is board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

In his leisure time, BG Bagby enjoys reading, shooting skeet and trap, and exploring new places with his family.

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