MAJ Bryan D. Jow serves as the Home Station Mission Command Surgeon at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. He entered active duty as a Quartermaster Officer after commissioning out of Lehigh University’s ROTC program in May 2011.
MAJ Jow was assigned to 1-12 Infantry Battalion, 4th Brigade, 4th Infantry Division and 704th BSB. He served as a Maintenance Control Officer, Distribution Platoon Leader and Forward Support Company Executive Officer, and General Supply Officer. He deployed twice ISO for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 12/14 prior to his acceptance into the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) in 2015.
After graduation from IPAP in October 2017, MAJ Jow served as the Squadron PA for 4th Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment (2CR) and as an Aeromedical PA (APA) for Regimental Engineer Squadron, 2CR. While stationed in Germany, he conducted multiple medical exercises with NATO and European partners sharing TTPs (Tactics, Techniques and Procedures) and synchronizing tactical medical care during Saber Strike and Defender Europe 2020.
MAJ Jow supported the Health and Holistic Fitness (H2F) by helping establish an H2F program for 2CR. He was a lead instructor during the 2 week program and coordinated for service members to receive their USA Weightlifting Level 1 coaching certification. Most recently, he has earned the bronze medal as a 73kg master’s weightlifter and ranked in the top 20 nationally across all ages.
In 2019, MAJ Jow led research on the Commanders Ready and Resilient Council (CR2C) for a poster presentation at the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (AMSUS) annual meeting. He continued his research trend by earning his Doctorate of Medical Science through the University of Lynchburg in October 2022.
MAJ Jow recently completed an assignment as the Army PA (APA) for 3-17 Air Cavalry Squadron, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division. He managed an aviation medicine program with over 200 aviators manned and unmanned.
MAJ Jow is currently responsible for coordinating complex care to ensure late deployers are fit for full duty ISO Atlantic Resolve 23. MAJ Jow will transition out of this role and PCS (Permanent Change of Station) to attend resident Intermediate Level Education (ILE) at Ft. Leavenworth, KS.
MAJ Jow’s military education includes IPAP, AMEDD CCC (US Army Medical Department Captains Career Course), TCMC (Tactical Combat Medical Care), US Army Flight Surgeon Primary Course, Brigade Healthcare Provider Course, Military Tropical Medicine Course, Advanced Burn Life Support (Instructor), Master Fitness Trainer, Combatives Level 1, Sling Load Inspector Course and QM BOLC (Quartermaster Basic Officer Leader Course).
MAJ Jow’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star (2), Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2), Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Meritorious Unit Citation, German Armed Forces Badge for Military Proficiency (Gold) Combat Action Badge, Flight Surgeon Badge, and Air Assault Badge.
Acknowledgments: This biography was written by MAJ Bryan Dow. It was submitted to the Society in June 2023. Photographs are courtesy of MAJ Jow.
Disclaimer: The author’s views do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.