U.S. Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
Colonel Raymond L. Phua attended US Army basic training at Fort Jackson, SC in 1984. After completing Advanced Individual Training at
Fort Sam Houston, TX as a Medical Laboratory Specialist, he was assigned to Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA.
He graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the Army Medical Specialist Corps in 1990.
He received a Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy.
Following his graduation, COL Phua served as Assistant Chief, Physical Therapy, at Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox, KY; Martin
Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, GA; 121st General Hospital, Yongsan, Korea; and Battalion Physical Therapist, 2nd Battalion, 75th
Ranger Regiment, Fort Lewis, WA, where he deployed multiple times in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In 2004, COL Phua was assigned to Madigan Army Medical Center, Joint Base Lewis McChord, where he began as a staff physical therapist and
concluded as Department Chief, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
COL Phua's leadership experience includes assignments as Command Inspector General, 18th Medical Command, Fort Shafter, HI; Commander,
219th Medical Detachment (COSC) Fort Bliss, TX; and later Commander, 31st Combat Support Hospital (Rear) Fort Bliss, TX. His most recent
assignment was Director, Performance Triad, Office of the Surgeon General.
COL Phua's military education includes the AMEDD Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms Services Staff School,
Command and General Staff College, US Army Senior Service College, Inspector General, Combat Casualty Care Course, Ranger School,
Airborne School, Jumpmaster Course, and Air Assault School. Throughout his career, he has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal (6OLC),
Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Combat Medical Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge,
Senior Parachutist, Air Assault, and Ranger Tab.