Chad-U.S. Teams Provide Medical Care, Improve Readiness

U.S. Embassy Chargé d’Affaires Richard Bell and Chadian Deputy Chief of Defense Brigadier General Nguinambaye Michel Barde joined Chadian and American medical professionals for the closing of their 2019 joint Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX). In addition to preparing for service in combat zones, medical teams performed more than 200 surgical procedures to improve the health and quality of life for Chadian civilians and military personnel and provided other medical care for hundreds of others.

Chargé Bell praised the cooperation between Chad and the United States and noted that Chad “plays a vital role in promoting stability in an unstable region. I pay tribute to the courage and dedication of the Chadian Armed Forces.” U.S. Army Africa Command Surgeon Colonel Kelly Murray commended the participants, saying, “Working together, we have strengthened our ongoing partnership and shared best medical practices while providing valuable medical services to the local community.” Participating American personnel are part of the 3rd Medical Command, whose Deputy Commanding General, Brigadier General Stephen T. Sauter, was also present.