Meet the Director
Lieutenant Colonel Sandi Parriott started as director of the Force Health Protection Division at the U.S. Army Medical Materiel Development Activity in July 2019. She received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University in 1992. Parriott joined the Army in 2002 via direct commission as a captain in the Veterinary Corps. She received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in August 2012 from The George Washington University.
Before joining USAMMDA’s FHP team, Parriott served as the Brigade Veterinarian and Director of FHP, 30th Medical Brigade, Sembach, Germany. She served as a battalion-level commander of the Public Health Command District - Fort Belvoir immediately prior to 30th Medical Brigade. Her previous assignments include the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense; Walter Reed Army Institute of Research; 106th Medical Detachment, Veterinary Service Support, Korea; Chief, Iwakuni Branch, Japan District Veterinary Command; and deployment to Afghanistan as the Regional Veterinarian and Officer-in-Charge, Initial Entry Veterinary team for 358th MDVSS in Region-North in Afghanistan.
In the News
- Characteristics, Treatment, and Outcomes of Patients With Severe or Life-threatening COVID-19 at a Military Treatment Facility–A Descriptive Cohort Study (Feb 21, 2021)
- Magnificent Seven (Feb 4, 2021)
- Complex Mission, Clear Results (Jan 13, 2021)
- USAMMDA's Force Health Protection Division implements COVID-19 treatment protocol across multiple sites (Aug 17, 2020)
- USAMMDA Announces Agreement with Gilead Sciences to Provide Investigational New Drug for Warfighters Exposed to Coronavirus Disease (Mar 2020)
Parriott was in private veterinary practice for more than ten years before joining the U.S. Army.
One of her favorite Army memories to date is when her team opened the veterinary service support mission for the U.S. in Afghanistan Region-North. They built the first U.S. Army veterinary clinic in Region-North, from “rocks” to fully functional, in 93 days. In her off-duty time, she is involved in many performing arts endeavors, including her Clogging Hall of Fame status in Maggie Valley, North Carolina.