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Brig. Gen. Jennifer Marrast Host

Deputy Commanding General (Support / Professional Services), 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support)

BG Jennifer Marrast Host was born in Grenada and raised in New York. She completed her undergraduate studies at the City University of New York- Hunter College with a BA in Biology and Minor in Chemistry. In May 1997, she completed Medical School at Rutgers University School of Medicine with her MD Degree. She is a Board-Certified Emergency Medicine Physician, completing her Emergency Medicine Residency as the Chief in May 2000 at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center, New York. She currently works as an Emergency Medicine Physician at Kaiser Permanente, Georgia.

In July 1997, BG Marrast Host commissioned as a Captain in the U.S. Army. Her military education includes Senior Service School - Army War College with Joint Professional Military Education (JPME I, II), Military Strategic Leadership Program (MSLP), Joint Operations Medical Management Course, Medical Management of Chemical and Biological Casualty Care, Command and General Staff College (ILE), Advanced Officer Course, and Officer Basic Course. 

BG Marrast Host most recently served as the Chief of Staff for the 3d Medical Command Deployment Support (MCDS). She also served as the Commander of the 3d MCDS - Theater Medical Command FWD, comprised of thirteen units dispersed amongst three Operational Theaters and seven countries, delivering Force Health Protection and Health Service Support in a COVID environment. Her previous assignments include: Commander of the 5 MED BDE-Birmingham, AL; Commander of the 75 CSH (FWD) U.S. Military Hospital (USMH-K)-Kuwait; Commander of the 1207 BN USAH- FT. Benning, GA; Command Surgeon-3d MCDS, Chief of Medical Professional Services- 3D MCDS (FWD) Kuwait; Chief Medical Officer Hawaii IRT Mission; Emergency Medicine Physician-5501 USAH- Ft. Gordon, GA; BN Surgeon 1/34-133rd Infantry BCT-Iraq; Chief of Medical Operations -Task Force Victory-Bagram, Afghanistan; Emergency Medicine Physician - 452nd CSH Bagram, Afghanistan; and the AMEDD Professional Management Command.

Her military awards include the Legion of Merit (LOM) with one oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal (MSM) with 4 oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (ARCAM) with 6 oak leaf clusters, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal (MOVSM), the Overseas Training Ribbon with 2 oak leaf clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, and  Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device (3rd).

BG Marrast Host is married to Christopher Host, and they have one son.