Surendra A. Mangra
SGM Surendra A. Mangra was born in Guyana and migrated to the USA in October, 1982. He joined the Army in December 1982 and went active duty in February 1983. He completed Basic Training at Ft Jackson, South Carolina and Advanced Individual Training as a Medical Laboratory Specialist at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
SGM Mangra has held a wide variety of assignments and leadership positions to include: C Company 8th Medical Battalion, Baumholder, Germany (1983-1985); 16th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital, Fort Riley, KS (1985-1986); Detachment Sergeant, 655th Medical Company, Landstuhl, Germany (1986-1988); Drill Sergeant, D Company 4th Battalion 46th Infantry Regiment, Fort Knox, KY (1988-1991); NCOIC, Transfusion Services, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC (1992-1995); NCOIC, Laboratory Section, Schofield Barracks Health Clinic, HI (1995-1998); NCOIC, Brook Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, TX (1998-2002); NCOIC, Department of Pathology and Area Laboratory Services, Tripler Army Community Center (AMC), HI (2002-2004); First Sergeant, Alpha and Medical Hold Companies, Tripler AMC, HI (2004-2006); Sergeant Major, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Springs, MD (2007-2010); Sergeant Major, Depart of Pathology and Area Laboratory Services, Tripler AMC, HI (2010-2011); Sergeant Major Public Health Region - Pacific (2011 – 2013). SGM Mangra Deployed with MHAT 6 to Afghanistan.
SGM Mangra has completed all levels of the NCOES Courses and is a graduate of Class 57, USASMA. He has completed a Master of Science in Health Science in Health Education and is a Certified Health Education Specialist. He is a Master Resiliency Trainer.
SGM Mangra’s awards and decorations include: Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC), the Drill Sergeant Badge, and the Order of Military Medical Merit.