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Brad Nindl assumes command of 139th Medical Brigade

Brad Nindl smiling wearing black suit with read tie

On Sept. 19, 2021, the director of Pitt’s Neuromuscular Research Laboratory (NMRL), Brad Nindl, assumed command of the 139th Medical Brigade from Col. David Moikeha. Brigade General Stephen T. Sauter, 807th Medical Command deputy commanding general, hosted the Change of Command, which took place in Independence, Missouri.

Nindl has served as the NMRL director since 2015 and is the vice chair of research for the Department of Sports Medicine and Nutrition within Pitt's School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. In these roles, Nindl, a researcher and active-duty member, continues his 25-plus years' work in the U.S. Army that focuses on human performance optimization and injury prevention.

Nindl and the NMRL recently concluded data collection for its Soldier Performance and Readiness as Tactical Athletes (SPARTA) Training Study, which compares physical training regimens to understand physiological differences between men and women and the mechanism that enhances their ability to complete close-combat occupational tasks.