Brigadier General Edward H. Bailey Biography

About Brigadier General Edward H. 

Commanding General United States Army Medical Research and Development Command and Fort Detrick 810 Schreider Street, Fort Detrick, Maryland 21702-5012

Rank Date
Brigadier General 20 Jul 20

Brigadier General Edward H. Bailey’s Biography

BG Edward H. “Ned” Bailey attended the Uniformed Services University and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He completed the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Command and General Staff College, and the Naval War College during his time in the military.

BG Bailey deployed to the Sinai as a member of the Multinational Force and Observers between 1984 and 1987 while serving with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 508th Infantry Regiment in the 82nd Airborne Division.
He received his commission in 1993 and went to the Uniformed Services University before completing an internship and family medicine residency at the Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

BG Bailey had training before being assigned to the 1st Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, and being sent to Bosnia and Herzegovina to work as the Flight Surgeon for Task Force Med Eagle (SFOR 10). Later, BG Bailey relocated to Fort Drum, New York, where he served as the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)’s battalion surgeon before being deployed to Afghanistan. BG Bailey started working at Fort Drum as the Chief of the Connor Troop Medical Clinic after being redeployed.

His second position involved a deployment to Iraq as the Brigade Surgeon for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry). After serving as the Chief of the Aviation Medical Clinic for the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade and deploying to Iraq as the Flight Surgeon for Multi-National Division-North, BG Bailey then served as the Division Surgeon for the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) and deployed to Afghanistan as the Command Surgeon for Regional Command-South. After that, he oversaw the U.S. Army Health Clinic at Baumholder, Germany, before enrolling in the U.S. Naval War College.

The 86th Combat Support Hospital and Task Force Med Eagle were under BG Bailey’s command during Operation United Assistance in Liberia. In addition to serving as the USARCENT Command Surgeon and deploying to Kuwait, BG Bailey also held the position of Deputy Chief of Staff (Forward). Later, he worked in Hawaii as the 18th Medical Command’s Deputy Commander and Commander. His most recent position was as the Command Surgeon at Fort Bragg, North Carolina’s US Army Forces Command.

In addition to the National Defense Service Medal (1 OLC), the Legion of Merit (3 OLC), Bronze Star Medal (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (4 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (2 OLC), Army Good Conduct Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal (2 service stars), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 service stars), Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Armed Forces Achievement Medal, BG Bailey has

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