Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Richardson
Commander of California Medical Detachment
Lieutenant Colonel Cameron Richardson assumed command of the California Medical Detachment at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, Calif. on June 7, 2023. His previous assignment was as the chief of the Human Resources Division at Evans Army Community Hospital, located at Fort Carson, Colo.
LTC Richardson was commissioned in 2005 through the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps program at Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in economics. He holds a Master of Arts degree in human resources management from Webster University. LTC Richardson’s military education includes the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer Basic and Captains Career Courses plus the United States Army Command and General Staff College.
As a company grade officer, LTC Richardson served from 2005-08 as a platoon Leader and executive officer for Charlie Company, 2nd Support Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo.; from 2008-10 as company commander for Munson Army Health Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; from 2010-12 as company commander for the Denver Company, 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion at Denver, Colo.; then from 2012-13 as an intern at the AMEDD Personnel Proponent Directorate at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.
As a field grade officer, LTC Richardson has served from 2013-16 as a board recorder for the Department of the Army Secretariat at HRC, Fort Knox, Ky.; from 2016-18 as chief of Human Resources Department, Munson Army Health Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; from 2019-21 as executive officer, 2nd Medical Recruiting Battalion at Redstone Arsenal, Ala.; then from 2021-23 as chief of Human Resources Division, Evans Army Community Hospital at Fort Carson, Colo.
LTC Richardson has deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom 06-08. His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (6th award), Army Commendation Medal (2nd award), Army Achievement Medal and the Expert Field Medical Badge.
Sergeant First Class Kevin Dorrell
Sergeant First Class Kevin Dorrell assumed responsibilities as the detachment sergeant and senior enlisted advisor for the commander of California Medical Detachment at the Presidio of Monterey, Calif., on Dec. 6, 2022. His previous assignment was as the medical platoon sergeant at 46th Aviation Support Battalion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
He is a native of Phoenix, Ariz., where he enlisted into the Army in April 2005 as a health care specialist. He attended Advanced Individual Training (AIT) at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. His first duty assignment was the 2nd Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, where he served as a line medic for two Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) deployments in 2006-07 and 2008-09. Additional assignments included serving as the Urology Clinic NCOIC at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, and as a medical recruiter at the Akron Medical Recruiting Center in Akron, Ohio.
His military education includes Operation Emergency Medical Services, Basic Leader Course, Army Recruiter Course, Health Care Recruiting Course, Master Resilience Training Course, Advanced Leader Course and Senior Leader Course. His civilian education includes an associate’s degree from Rio Salado Community College and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska.
His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal (5th award), Army Good Conduct Medal (5th award), Iraq Campaign Medal (3 campaign stars); Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon (numeral 3), Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 3), Recruiter Badge; Combat Medical Badge, Combat Action Badge and the Driver’s and Mechanic Badge–Driver Wheeled Vehicle.