On behalf of the Commander, Institute of Surgical Research (ISR), Fort Sam Houston, Texas, I would like to welcome you and your family to the DOD´s only comprehensive trauma, burn and surgical/critical care unit.
We are part of the Medical Research and Material Command, Fort Detrick, Maryland. Our research facility and headquarters building is collocated with Brooke Army Medical Center. I am sure you will find this assignment both professionally challenging and personally rewarding.
Since its inception in 1943, the ISR has continued to set new standards in research, prevention and treatment of traumatic and burn injuries. The expectations are high and we will meet the continuous challenges that we face. You will become a part of our team and help to ensure our success in defending freedom and our way of life.
As the Sergeant Major, I am here to make your transition to Fort Sam Houston as smooth as possible. You will be working with the finest medical, research and administrative professionals in the DOD. A sponsor will meet you on day one to assist you in your transition. You can learn more about USAISR as you explore this web site. We also have an AKO site at https://www.us.army.mil/suite/page/595100 where you can learn more about our mission and find important unit contact information.
We are looking forward to your arrival and I know we will be successful assisting you in your transition here to Fort Sam Houston.
Here is some information that maybe of use to newcomers:
I want to make sure that you have a good understanding of what to expect with your new assignment to the Institute of Surgical Research. Please keep me informed as to your status and arrival date, contact me if any sponsor-related concerns or special needs are not being met, or let me know if you have any questions that I can help you with.
Again, welcome to the Institute of Surgical Research!
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Institute of Surgical Research