Colonel David W. Seed
COL David Seed received his commission as a Medical Service Corps officer and Distinguish Military Graduate from Eastern Illinois University in 1994. His initial assignments were at Fort Campbell, KY where he served as Assistant S3, 86th Combat Support Hospital, 101st Support Group; Platoon Leader, and Combat Health Support Officer, 526th Forward Support Battalion, 2d Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
Following completion of the Combined Logistics Officer Advance Course and Combined Arms Service and Staff School in 1998, COL Seed was assigned to Fort Bragg, NC with the 82d Airborne Division. He served as the Division Support Command’s S3 Training Officer; Brigade S1/ Adjutant; and Company Commander, C Co 407th Forward Support Battalion, 325 Airborne Infantry Regiment, while deployed to OIF I. Subsequently, he was assigned to Fort Detrick, MD where he served as Aide-de-Camp to the Commanding General, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Later he served as the S3 Operations Officer, AMEDD Center and School’s Leader Development Branch, Fort Sam Houston, TX.
Following completion of Command and General Staff College in 2006, COL Seed was assigned to Bamberg, Germany with the 173d Airborne Brigade Combat Team. As the Executive Officer for 173d Brigade Support Battalion, he deployed to OEF VIII. Following redeployment, he served as S3 Operations Officer for Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany.
In 2010, COL Seed was assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, FL with the US Special Operations Command, as the J3/5, Chief, Medical Operations Officer. Following his joint assignment, COL Seed returned to Fort Bragg, NC in 2012 where he commanded the Special Troops Battalion, 1st Theater Sustainment Command. Following Battalion Command, he served as the Executive Officer, 44th Medical Brigade when he was selected as an Army War College Fellow. He completed his fellowship with the Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. in June 2016.
COL Seed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Science degree in Education from Kansas State University. His military education includes: the AMEDD OBC, the Combined Logistics OAC, Combined Arms Services and Staff School, Support Operations Course, Command and General Staff College, Joint Medical Operations Course, and the Army War College.
COL Seed's individual awards include the Bronze Star Medal (with one oak leaf cluster), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medals (with one silver oak leaf cluster), Army Commendation Medal (with four oak leaf cluster) the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (with four oak leaf cluster), National Defense Service Medal (with one Service Star), Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with one Campaign Star), the Iraqi Campaign Medal (with two Campaign Stars), Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral two), and the NATO Medal. He has been awarded the Combat Medic Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Master Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, as well as Canadian, Venezuelan, and German Parachutist Badges.
Sergeant Major Roosevelt Nettles, Jr.
Sergeant Major Roosevelt Nettles, Jr. was born in Darlington, South Carolina. He entered the Army in September 1991 and completed Basic Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. Upon completion of Basic Training, he attended the Combat Medical Specialist Course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
He has served in all leadership positions commensurate with his Career Field. These include Chief Clinical NCO/Sergeant Major, First Sergeant, Operations Sergeant, Senior Instructor, Platoon Sergeant, Squad Leader, Team Leader, and Clinic NCOIC.
His previous assignments include: 79th Forward Support Battalion, 7th Infantry Division, Fort Ord, CA; 3/9 Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division, Fort Lewis, WA; 73rd Transportation Company and United States Army Vessel SP/4 James A. Loux (LSV-6), Fort Eustis, VA; USA MEDDAC, Redstone Arsenal, AL; HHC, Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Stanley, ROK; Charlie Company, 115th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX; Golf Company, 232d Medical Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Alpha Company, 264th Medical Battalion, 32d Medical Brigade, Fort Sam Houston, TX; AMEDD Center for Pre-deployment Medicine, Fort Sam Houston, TX; 62nd Medical Brigade, Fort Lewis, WA; and 18th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Fort Shafter, HI. He has one combat deployment in support of OIF and two in support of OEF.
SGM Nettles holds a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Brandman University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC. His military education includes Primary Leadership Development Course, the Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Course, the Advanced Non-Commissioned Officer Course, the First Sergeant Course and United States Army Sergeants Major Course Class 65. He has attended the Instructor Trainer Course, Equal Opportunity Leaders Course, the Joint Operations Medical Manager Course, Chief/ Senior Clinical NCO Course, Mission Command Systems Integration Course, and the Digital Master Gunner Course.
Sergeant Major Nettles’ awards include the Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), the Meritorious Service Medal (3 OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (4 OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (7 OLC), the Good Conduct Medal (7th Award), the National Defense Medal with bronze star device, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal with two bronze stars, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one bronze star, the Korean Defensive Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the NCO Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Medal, the Overseas Service Medal, the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Driver’s Badge, the Expert Field Medical Badge, and the Combat Medal Badge.. Additionally, he is a member of the AMEDD Order of Military Medical Merit and Muleskinner Order of the Spur.