COL Jeremy C. Pamplin currently serves as the Commander of the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC). Before stepping into the role of Commander, he previously served as the Deputy Director when he joined TATRC in August of 2018. Immediately prior to this assignment, he began the Army’s first Tele-Critical Care service at Madigan Army Medical Center from 2016-2018. Prior to that assignment, he was the Chief of Clinical Trials in Burns and Trauma and the Medical Director of the U.S. Army Burn Intensive Care Unit at the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research. He has served as medical director of surgical and medical ICUs since completing his Critical Care Medicine fellowship at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. COL Pamplin deployed twice: once in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom as the Chief of Critical Care for the 86th Combat Support Hospital and once to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as the Deputy Deployed Medical Director of the 33rd Field Hospital (UK) and the American Contingent’s physician leader. He was the principal investigator for the ADvanced Virtual Support for Special OpeRations forces (ADVISSOR) project that transitioned to the ADvanced Virtual Support for OpeRational Forces (ADVISOR) Service, the Army Virtual Medical Center’s Operational Virtual Health Capability. Other major research efforts in progress are designed to support remote critical care mentoring of caregivers during prolonged field care (PFC) using telemedicine, the TeleAWARE project measuring the impact of virtual critical care services on quality and safety measures in a military ICU, and the Burn Medical AssistaNT (BurnMAN) project to automatically map casualty burn size. COL Pamplin received a bachelor of science from West Point in 1997 and his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University in 2001. He is the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters and the U.S. Army Medical Command’s “A” designator.
Sergeant First Class Jeremy D. Trapier, a native of Garland, Utah enlisted in the Army in 2005. He attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, OK, and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) as a 91W Combat Medic at Fort Sam Houston, TX.
His initial assignment was to the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Lewis, Washington. He deployed to Iraq for 16 months with 3rd Brigade, serving as a Line Medic, Senior Line Medic, and Infantry Company MEDEVAC NCO during the height of the troop surge. He later attended the exclusive 68W-Y6 Cardiovascular Specialist course, where he graduated with honors and became one of only three students in the history of the program to obtain the Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist credential prior to graduation. SFC Trapier went on to lead Cardiology departments at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Madigan Army Medical Center, and Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center. During his tenure at MAMC he also served as the 68N training site coordinator, where he consistently produced the highest GPAs and most graduation honors of any 68N training site throughout his tenure.
SFC Trapier’s key and executive leadership roles include serving as the Department of Medicine NCOIC at Madigan AMC, Department of Soldier and Family Medicine NCOIC at Eisenhower AMC, and most recently the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services (DCCS) NCOIC at Eisenhower AMC. As the DCCS NCOIC, SFC Trapier led a team of over 1200 Army, Civilian and contract personnel, and was directly responsible for many of the initiatives deemed critical to DDEAMC’s successful fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. He personally conceptualized, resourced, and established the top performing COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinics in the DoD. His operational models were later used by FEMA for nationwide implementation, garnering recognition from civilian news stations and strategic Army leadership, including the MEDCOM Commander. Due to his reputed organizational leadership skill, SFC Trapier was recently invited to interview for, and subsequently selected to serve in, the role of Senior Enlisted Leader of the Telemedicine & Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC). In this role SFC Trapier will assist the TATRC Commander in guiding a dynamic organization through times of significant disruption and change, both as TATRC grows into a true Command and as the transition to Defense Health Agency control unfolds.
SFC Trapier’s military and Civilian education include the Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Senior Leader Course, Basic Healthcare Administrators Course, Modern Army Combatives Course (levels I & II), Air Assault, and Airborne School. He holds an Associate’s degree in Invasive Cardiovascular Technologies, is nearing completion of his Bachelor’s in Business Administration, and plans to complete his MBA by 2024.
SFC Trapier’s recognitions include 2nd place in the Western Region Medical Command’s 2009 Top Medic Team Challenge, two 68N “Instructor of the Cycle” awards, and he was the sole RHC-A nominee for the 2021 ASYMCA Angel of the Battlefield award. His notable awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd award), Army Commendation Medal (6th award), Army Achievement Medal (6th award), Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 bronze service stars), Valorous Unit Citation, and the Meritorious Unit Citation. Additionally, he proudly wears the Combat Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Driver/Mechanic Badge and the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge in Gold.
SFC Trapier is a strong advocate for the cardiovascular community and regularly advises the DHA Cardiovascular Care Committee. Additionally, he’s member of numerous professional organizations including the American College of Cardiology, the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography & Interventions, and the Alliance of Cardiovascular Professionals. He currently resides in Walkersville, MD with his beautiful wife of 14 years, Hailey and their two children, Gemma and Gabe. He’s a life-long fly-fisherman and skilled woodworker who prefers to spend his free time outdoors or working in his shop.
LTC(P) Sharon L. Rosser hails from Colton, South Dakota. She began her career, over 30 years ago, in the South Dakota National Guard between her junior and senior year of high school as a Combat Medic. After returning home from Advanced Individual Training at Fort Sam Houston, she was anxious to get life started and went to see the recruiter to join Active Duty. Based on needs of the Army, she was reclassified to a Hospital Food Service Specialist and served at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Fort Sam Houston. After 4 years, she attended Respiratory Therapy school and served at Brooke Army Medical Center for another 4 years until being accepted in the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP).
Upon graduating IPAP in May 2001, Sharon was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant. She earned a Doctor of Science in Physician Assistant Studies with a focus in Emergency Medicine from Baylor University in 2007, a Master of PA Studies and a Bachelor of Science degree from University of Nebraska (Go Huskers) in 2004 and 2001 respectively. From 2012 to 2013, LTC(P) Rosser completed a one-year fellowship in Emergency Medicine/Critical Care Point of Care Ultrasound at Brooke Army Medical Center.
LTC(P) Rosser is an active advocate for the PA Profession, currently serving as the President for the Society of Army Physician Assistants. She also enjoys spreading knowledge through presentations. LTC(P) Rosser has lectured extensively on the use of point of care ultrasound for multiple audiences to include austere environment care, emergency medicine care, and primary care. She is a subject matter expert in Emergency Medicine education for PAs.
Her assignments include deployments to Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan and past positions include Battalion/Brigade PA, Emergency Medicine PA (EMPA), EMPA Residency Director, and Primary Emergency Medicine and Ultrasound Faculty, IPAP. LTC(P) Rosser has also served as the Executive Officer and Director of Hospital Based Programs for the Medical Center of Excellence (MEDCoE) Graduate School and Graduate Education Manager for Post-Graduate Training of PAs. LTC(P) Sharon L. Rosser comes to TATRC from the Office of The Surgeon General where she served as the Director of Comprehensive Pain Management from August 2017 to May 2019 and as the Secretary of the General Staff from May 2019 until July 2021.
Some of LTC(P) Rosser’s awards and decorations include Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal (1 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (2 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (6 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (13 OLC), the Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge and Army Staff Identification Badge. Her skill identifiers are Instructor (5K), Strategist (6Z), and Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant (M2). She is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and an Iron Major recipient.