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MOS 66B, Public Health Nurse
For meritorious achievement during the 2013 EMEDS standout in support of the Boy Scout Jamboree at Summit Bechtel Reserve in West Virginia. His outstanding professional skill, knowledge, and leadership aided immeasurably in providing expeditious patient care to over 200 Boy Scouts and DoD recipients. Captain Arnold's demonstrated supreme leadership and triage ability and provided excellent care which facilitated a rapid return to duty with minimal delay. The distinguished accomplishments of Captain Arnold reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
MOS 66C, Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nurse
Captain John Smith distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service as Superintendent, Medical Combat Stress Control Detachment, 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, Bargram Air Field, Afghanistan. Captain Smith provided superb leadership to 13 forward deployed combat stress teams operating across 125,000 square kilometers of highly kinetic battlespace, delivering support to more than 60,000 warfighters at 66 forward operating locations. He provided outstanding management of Detachment operations, including oversight of 250 outside-the-wire missions and management of $155,000 in material assets. As the resource manager, he completed a 100% inventory of TPE and recouped $17,000 in equipment resulting in redistribution of assets to fill critical shortages at Craig Joint Theater Hospital and CSC locations throughout RC-East. He provided oversight, training, and management for his teams as they delivered stress management and resiliency classes to 5,125 personnel, traumatic event interventions to 1,122 service members, 89 commander directed evaluations, 179 special duty evaluations, and 2,200 consultations to unit leaders from squad to division level. Providing patient evaluations and interventions as well as leadership, he was integral to the CSC Detachment's all-time highest performance of 50,000 individual CSC contacts, including 12,000 patient treatment sessions and 35,000 help-in-place contacts supporting service members at the front lines. Captain Smith led from the front, executing 12 leadership battlefield circulation missions, traveling 30 days outside-the-wire and ensuring successful CSC operations, with no staff casualties, to universally high praise from supported task forces and unit commanders. Through his dedication to mission execution the CSC Detachment achieved an exceptional overall treatment success rate of 99% of service members returned to duty, limiting psychiatric losses from theater to the lowest in the OEF area of operations. Captain Smith led his personnel to excellence, with 11 Detachment members recognized as top performers at the Task Force Med-E and 455th Air Expeditionary Wing levels.
MOS 66E, Perioperative Nurse
For exceptionally meritorious service while assigned as Perioperative Nurse, 79th Medical Wing, Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland. Captain Syke's outstanding professional skill, knowledge and leadership contributed to the exemplary care of over 100 same-day surgical cases per month. A stellar performer, she provided timely translation services for Spanish-speaking patients to meet critical health care needs. Captain Sykes was selected over her peers by the Chief of the Medical Staff and the Squadron Medical Group Commander for the Family Liaison Officer position. A dedicated medical provider, she assisted with navigating the benefits system and provided support to both the member and the family during the member's hospitalization, easing their hardship. Her commendable performance is in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflects credit on herself, the 79th Medical Wing, and the United States Army.
MOS 66F, Nurse Anesthetist
Lieutenant Wilson's outstanding professional skill, knowledge, and leadership provided invaluable support to OIF/OEF patients by delivering optimal pain control for forty five severely injured Soldiers, easing their anxiety and facilitating the healing of extensive wounds. Additionally, she managed or participated in thirty-five obstetric deliveries, provided efficient and individualized patient care, and taught breastfeeding skills to thirty new mothers, building confidence and encouraging optimal nutritional starts for their newborns. Her commendable performance is in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflects credit on herself, the 79th Military District Washington, and the United States Army.
MOS 66P, Family Nurse Practitioner
During this period, Captain Arnold's leadership and expertise were critical to the clinical operations of the Air Force's only Pediatric Hematology-Oncology clinic. A certified pediatric, chemotherapy and biotherapy nurse, she managed and coordinated complex medical treatment for 2,000 high-risk patients yearly. As resident expert, Captain Arnold authored protocols on intravenous administration of the chemotherapy and central line care in compliance with national standards. In addition, she trained over 100 staff members in pediatric oncology, pharacotherapy and life support skills. Captain Arnold's expertise in pediatric oncology and her clinical skills proved vital to the success of Army and Air Force graduate medical education and nursing training platforms. Her commendable service is in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflects credit on herself, her unit, and the United States Army.