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Col. (P) Cindy M. Saladin-Muhammad

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

Col. (P) Cindy M. Saladin-Muhammad was born in Newark, New Jersey.  She is an alumnus of Rutgers University, the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, the U.S. Army War College, and Temple University.  She holds a joint Bachelor of Science in Clinical Laboratory Sciences and Toxicology, a Master of Business Administration specializing in Technology, a Master of Strategic Studies, and a Doctorate in Business Administration.  

Saladin entered the U.S. Army in January 1984 and attended Basic Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.  She completed training as a Strategic Microwave Systems Repairer at Fort Gordon, Georgia, and was then stationed in Bremerhaven, Germany, with the 581st Signal Company.  Upon her return to the U.S. in 1988, Saladin transferred to the U.S. Army Reserve as a Cryptographic Repairer with the 242nd Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, New York, and then served as a platoon sergeant with the 469th Engineer Battalion at Caven Point, Jersey City, New Jersey. Saladin completed Officer Candidate School in 1993 and commissioned as a second lieutenant.  She attended the Adjutant General Officer Basic Course and served as a platoon leader and maintenance officer with 316th Adjutant General Company (Postal). Saladin transferred into the Medical Service Corps as an Environmental Science and Engineering Officer (ESEO) in 1995 and served with the 7238th Medical Support Unit until 2005. 

Saladin mobilized in 2003 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom, serving as the Preventive Medicine Officer-In-Charge (OIC) at Fort Dix, New Jersey.  She then served as a Training, Advising, and Counseling (TAC) officer and instructor for the Officer Candidate School at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania. Saladin transferred to the 352d Civil Affairs Command, Fort Meade, Maryland, where she served as the Assistant Chief of Staff, G1.  In 2013, Saladin transferred to the 75th Atlantic Training Division at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst (JBMDL), New Jersey, where she served as the Deputy Branch Chief until 2015. In 2016, Saladin served as the Chief of Health Services at the 7301st Medical Training Support Battalion at JBMDL followed by brigade command of the Northeast Medical Area Readiness Group. Saladin served as the Hospital Commander of the 94th Combat Support Hospital, Seagoville, Texas, from September 2018 through May 2020. She served as the Chief of Staff and, in February 2021, assumed command of the 228th Combat Support Hospital (Forward) and United States Military Hospital – Kuwait. In June 2021, Saladin was appointed as the Office of the Surgeon General USAR Environmental Science and Engineering Consultant. Saladin assumed command of the 804th Medical Brigade in September 2021. In September 2023, Saladin relinquished command of the 804th Medical Brigade and was assigned as a Special Projects Officer with the 3d Medical Command (Deployment Support), Gillem Enclave, Georgia.

 

Saladin is a graduate of the Adjutant General Officer Basic Course, the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the Joint Senior Medical Leaders Course, the Medical Strategic Leadership Program, and the U.S. Army War College.

Saladin’s awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster), the Meritorious Service Medal (2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), the Army Achievement Medal (3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), the Good Conduct Medal, the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (Silver Oak Leaf Cluster and 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters), the National Defense Service Medal (with Bronze Service Star), the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal,  the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal (Silver Hourglass with “M” device), the Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (2nd Award), and the Army Reserve Component Overseas Training Ribbon (4th Award).  Saladin is also a recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit.

Saladin is a Certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt and currently works as the Director, Business Continuity, Standards and Training for Global Regulatory Affairs and Clinical Safety at Merck & Co., Inc., in Rahway, New Jersey.