U.S. ARMY INSTITUTE OF SURGICAL RESEARCH
"Optimizing Combat Casualty Care"

USAISR Leadership

 

COL SHAWN C. NESSEN

COL. SHAWN C. NESSEN

COMMANDER, USAISR

Col. (Dr.) Shawn C. Nessen grew up in the small town of Tremonton, Utah and attended Idaho State University on a football scholarship where he received a Bachelor of Science in Zoology and Biology in 1990 cum laude and also graduated as a Distinguished Military Cadet. He then attended Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine receiving a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 1995. He completed his residency in General Surgery at William Beaumont Medical Center in El Paso, Texas in 2000 and in 2011 completed a Fellowship in Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care Surgery at the University of Nevada School of Medicine University Medical Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is board certified in general surgery and critical care surgery. READ MORE

 


 

SGM WILLIAM POIST

SGM WILLIAM POIST

SERGEANT MAJOR, USAISR

Sergeant Major Poist is a native of Baltimore, Maryland and enlisted in the United States Army in February 1990 as a Mechanized Infantryman. He attended basic combat training and advance individual training at Fort Benning, Georgia graduating in December 1990. He later reenlisted as a Radiology Specialist and completed the Radiology Specialist course at Fort Sam Houston, Texas in 1994. Sergeant Major Poist has served in multiple leadership positions from Rifle Team Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Sergeant, First Sergeant, Chief Radiology Instructor Writer, Chief Radiology Noncommissioned Officer, and Chief Medical Sergeant Major. READ MORE