April 6, 2021: CW5 Patrick R. Nelligan was recently named the new Command Chief Warrant Officer for the U.S. Army Reserve Command. He succeeds CW5 Hal Griffin, III in the position. CW5 Nelligan enlisted in the Army in March of 1982 and completed Basic Training and Field Artillery Cannon Crewman (OSUT) at Fort Sill, OK. He was assigned to the 335th Field Artillery (8” self-propelled) West Germany, where he served as an Advanced Party, Gun Driver, and Battery Commander’s Driver. He left active duty in 1984 and joined the 340th General Hospital and was sent to the United States Army Medical Equipment and Optical School, Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center to become a medical equipment repairman. Since then, he has held numerous positions throughout his career including W01, Health Services Maintenance Technician assigned to the 819th Station Hospital, which converted to the 405th Combat Support Hospital in 1992, 2nd Command Chief Warrant Officer of the 94th Regional Readiness Command, Officer in Charge of the Northeast Region for the Strength Management Initiative Task Force and 1st Command Chief Warrant Officer of the 804th Medical Brigade, Supply and Service Officer (S4) for the 405th Combat Support Hospital, 2nd Command Chief Warrant Officer of the 81st Regional Support Command and the 2nd Command Chief Warrant Officer of the 75th Innovations Command, among others. Prior to his current position, he served as the 6th Command Chief Warrant Officer of the Army Reserve Medical Command. CW5 Nelligan holds an Associates Degree in Biomedical Equipment Maintenance, a bachelor’s degree in Applied Behavioral Studies, a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Studies and a master’s degree in business administration with a Health Care Concentration. He is employed by the Veterans Administration where he works as the Lead Biomedical Equipment Support Specialist (BESS) onsite at the Newington, CT campus.