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Col. Brian W. Smalley


Col. Brian W. Smalley serves as the dean for the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine, Academy of Health Sciences, Army Medical Department Center and School, and directing activities in seven departments in support of Army transformation. Smalley attended medical school at Ohio University's School of Osteopathic Medicine. He is board certified by the American Board of Osteopathic Preventive Medicine and is a certified physician executive. Since his commissioning, he has held leadership positions in both AMEDD and divisional units including the 101st Airborne Division. More

Deputy Commander, USASAM

Col. Jeffrey M. Foe

Assistant Dean, USASAM

Col. Jeffrey M. Foe serves as the assistant dean for the U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine, Academy of Health Sciences, Army Medical Department Center and School, directing activities and supporting the dean... More


First Sergeant, USASAM

1st Sgt. Christopher B. Rowley

First Sergeant, USASAM

1st Sgt. Christopher B. Rowley was born and grew up in the Caribbean island of Trinidad and Tobago. He immigrated to the United States in December 1996 and signed up... More

The U.S. Army School of Aviation Medicine, a satellite campus of the Army Medical Department Center and School, is the Army’s center for all rotary wing aeromedical training for Aviators and aeromedical personnel.

USASAM supports readiness of the warfighter through training. Using the latest technology, USASAM has pioneered the use of distance learning and has state-of-the-art classrooms and simulations to enhance learning. USASAM operates the only altitude (hypobaric) training chamber and Reduced Oxygen Breathing Device in the U.S. Army. The ROBD training allows Soldiers to experience hypoxia symptoms in a safe low risk environment, and teaches them to react accordingly.

USASAM provides aeromedical programs of instruction to Army Medical Department students and supports the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence by providing platform instruction on aeromedical subjects to include Aviation medicine orientation, altitude physiology, introduction to the visual systems, night vision, toxicology, Aviation protective equipment, stress and fatigue, gravitational forces, noise and vibration in Aviation, and spatial disorientation. USASAM uses audio and video teletraining, computer, and Web-based training to improve Soldier and unit readiness while decreasing the cost for the training for the Army.

USASAM’s curriculum includes Academy of Health Science courses that train Army Flight Surgeons, Flight Medics, Aeromedical Physician Assistant, Aeromedical Nurse Practitioners, evacuation personnel, AMEDD pre-command, and Aviation Clinical Psychologists from all three military services, the Coast Guard, and foreign medical personnel. Successful completion of these courses results in the award of either an AOC or a skill identifier for the student. USASAM jointly hosts the Operational Aeromedical Problems Course with the U.S. Navy for active and reserve Flight Surgeons and Aeromedical Physician Assistants. This course provides refresher training and provides a forum to discuss and distribute changes in Aviation medicine.

USASAM evaluates its training and the Army’s Aviation Medicine Program in FORSCOM and TRADOC Aviation units by serving as the proponent of the Aviation Medicine portion of the Aviation Resource Management Survey program, and by providing inspectors for the ARMS.

For more information, call (334) 255-7409/7445 or visit the USASAM website.

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