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Brig. Gen. Michael L. Yost

Commanding General, Army Reserve Medical Command

BG Michael L. Yost assumed command of Army Reserve Medical Command on April 14, 2024. BG Yost most recently served as the Deputy Commanding General 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support), Gillem Enclave, Georgia.

BG Yost is a graduate of The University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota. The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas and the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. His education includes a Bachelor of Health Administration, a Masters in Health Service Management and a Masters of Strategic Studies.

BG Yost began his military career when he joined the Iowa Army National Guard in Alpha Company, 133rd Mechanized Infantry Battalion in La Mars, IA as a cook in 1988 and attended basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and advanced individual training at Fort Lee, Virginia. After serving as an enlisted Soldier for 4 years, he attended Iowa Officer Candidate School.

He was commissioned in September 1993 and joined the 133rd Mechanized Infantry Battalion in Sioux City, IA as a chemical officer after attending Chemical Officer Basic Course at Fort McClellan, AL. After five years in the Iowa Army National Guard, BG Yost moved to Texas, joining The Texas Army National Guard and the 2nd/149th Aviation Battalion in San Antonio, TX as the Battalion Chemical officer in 1995.

In 1997, BG Yost transferred to the Army Military Medical Department as a Medical Service Corp officer with the 111th Area Support Medical Battalion in San Antonio, TX. During his tenure with the Area Support Medical Battalion, BG Yost was the Ambulance Platoon Leader, HHC Executive Officer and a Medical Plans Officer with the Battalion staff. In 2002, he was assigned as an Aide-de-Camp with the 71st Troop Command, Texas Army National Guard in Austin, TX. Following three years as an Aide-de-Camp, BG Yost was assigned to the 949th Brigade Support Battalion as the S3 and in 2007 then became the Company Commander for Charlie Company, 949th Brigade Support Battalion. After his company command he served as the Senior Escort Officer, Joint Visitors Bureau, Baghdad, Iraq, as a member of the Texas Army National Guard 56th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Upon his return from Iraq, BG Yost transferred to the Army Reserves in February 2010 where he took command of the 341st Multifunctional Medical Battalion in Seagoville, TX and served in the position until 2012. In October 2012, he joined the G7 shop at Army Reserve Medical Command in Pinellas Park, FL as a Medical Plans Officer. He then returned to the 807th with the 94th Combat Support Hospital in Seagoville, Texas as the Deputy Commander Administration. BG Yost was then selected to be the 176th Medical Brigade Commander, a position he held from April 2017 to June 2020. BG Yost followed that position becoming the Commander for the 228th Combat Support Hospital (Forward) to deploy to Kuwait in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

His first assignment as a General Officer was as Deputy Commanding General, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Salt Lake City, Utah. Upon completion of his
tenure at the 807th MCDS, BG Yost was assigned as Deputy Commanding General, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support), Gillem Enclave, Georgia. BG Yost is currently serving as the commanding general for the Army Reserve Medical Command

BG Yost has been deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom with the Texas Army National Guard and served as the Senior Escort Officer, Multinational Force Iraq, Baghdad, Iraq. He was also mobilized in support of Hurricane Rita during his company command with Charlie Company, 949th Brigade Support Battalion.  Recently, he was mobilized to support the COVID-19 response as the 176th Medical Brigade Commander. BG Yost also led his unit for Operation Bright Star, Egypt and provided humanitarian assistance during New Braunfels, Texas Floods. Braunfels.

He is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, Intermediate Level Education, Combined Arms Services Staff Course, Support Operations Course, Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer Basic and Advanced Course, and Chemical Officer Basic Course.

BG Yost's awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal w/ one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal w/one Oak Leaf Cluster, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and a Meritorious Unit Commendation. BG Yost was also awarded the Order of Military Medical Merit.

BG Yost is married to the former Veronica Ramirez of Belton, Texas.