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Richard S. Lindsay III, FACHE
Medical Service Corps, US Army

DHA National Capital Region Medical Directorate

COL Richard S. Lindsay III was raised in upstate New York. In 1992, he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the State University of New York (SUNY), College at Cortland and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps from the Cornell ROTC Program. In 2001, he received his Masters in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University.
COL Lindsay began his military career in Yongsan, South Korea as the Battalion S-4/ HHD Commander of the 163rd Medical Battalion (Dental Services), followed by Troop Commander of the 618th Medical Company (Dental Services). In 1994, he PCS’ed to Fort Lewis, WA, where he served as the Assistant S-1, 62nd Medical Group(1994-1995); Battalion S-1, 25th Forward Support Battalion (1995-1996); Combat Health Support Officer, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (1996-1997) (serving with the Army’s Force XXI experiment team); and Commander, A Company, Madigan Army Medical Center (1997-1999). From 2001-2002, COL Lindsay served as the Chief, Clinical Support Division, Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Fort Sill, OK. From 2002-2006, COL Lindsay served in Korea where he served as the Chief, Healthcare Operations, 121st General Hospital (2002-2003); Chief, Clinical Operations, 18th Medical Command (2003-2004); Chief, Division Medical Operations Center (DMOC), 2nd Infantry Division (2004-2005); and Chief, Managed Care Division, 18th Medical Command (2005-2006). From 2006-2008, he served as the Executive Officer, Southeast Regional Dental Command, Fort Gordon, GA. From 2008-2010, he served as the Chief of Staff/Deputy Commander for Administration (DCA), US Army Medical Department Activity (MEDDAC), Fort Meade, MD. From 2010-2011, he served as the Deputy Chief of Staff, Europe Regional Medical Command (ERMC), Heidelberg, Germany.
In 2011, COL Lindsay was selected to serve as the DCA with the deploying 10th Combat Support Hospital (CSH). From 2011-2012, he served at the United Kingdom’s (U.K) Role 3 Hospital at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, the busiest trauma hospital in Afghanistan. He transitioned the U.S. Contingent from the U.S. Navy to the U.S. Army and served as the U.S. Contingent Officer-in-Charge, as well as the U.S. Task Force Medical Southwest/West Deputy Commander for Administration.
Upon return to Germany after deployment, COL Lindsay served as the Chief of Transformation for Europe Regional Medical Command. In the summer 2013, he assumed duties as the Deputy Commander for Administration, 65th Medical Brigade/MEDDAC-K/Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital (BAACH)/121st CSH & Chief of Staff/Troop Commander, BAACH/121 CSH, Yongsan, South Korea.
Upon return from Korea, from 2015-2017, COL Lindsay served as the Commander of US Army Element – North (the Army Element Command at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, the Joint Pathology Center, and the Pentagon Health Clinic), at Naval Support Activity – Bethesda (NSAB). In August 2017, COL Lindsay assumed his present duties as the Chief of Staff/Deputy Director of the Defense Health Agency’s National Capital Region – Medical Directorate/J-11.
He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit, a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and a member of Upsilon Phi Delta - the Healthcare Administration Academic Honor Society.
COL Lindsay is happily married to the former Danielle K. Lindsay – an Army “brat”. Together they have 4 great kids – Christian (25), Justin (21), Tiger (19), and Maiya (12).