Staff Sergeant David M. Leek distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service to the United States as a Physical Therapy Craftsman, 96th Physical Therapy Element, 96th Air Base Wing, Eglin Air Force Base, Florida from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Leek exemplified the highest standards of commitment to patient care by treating over 4,000 physical and occupational therapy patients making Eglin the busiest physical medicine clinic in Air Force Material Command. He expertly managed daily schedules for 8 providers and 10 technicians which generated over 16,000 procedures and $1.2 million in productivity. An innovative manager, Sergeant Leek analyzed and consolidated five clinics' operational binders which contributed to the 96th Medical Group being one of only two medical groups to receive an Outstanding Health Services Inspection rating within the last four years. The distinctive accomplishemnts of Staff Sergeant Leek reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
For outstanding meritorious service while serving as leading Petty Officer for the Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Chiropractic services, Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan from September 2016 to October 2018. Hospital Corpsman First Class Jenkins expertly lead 16 Sailors and five civilians charged with the care of 55,000 civilian and military personnel stationed on Okinawa. HM1 Jenkins single-handedly treated 10,245 patients during his three years on board. His deckplate leadership was instrumental in the department passing the Joint Commission Survey and monthly Zone inspection at the hospital and three satellite clinics. In collaboration with mental health, HM1 facilitated 13 outpatient Crisis Prevention classes for 37 Marines, Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen. A devoted educator, HM1 instructed 55 Japanese Occupational Therapy students on American OT practice, forging stronger ties with the host nation. Petty Officer Jenkins' distinctive accomplishments, unrelenting perseverance and steadfast devotion to duty reflected great credit upon himself and upheld the highest traditions of the United States Naval Service.
Staff Sergeant Chad S. Wentworth distinguished himself in the performance of outstanding service to the United States as Physical and Occupational Therapy NCOIC, 779th Medical Operations Squadron, 779th Medical Group, Joint Base Andrews from XXXXXXXX to XXXXXXXX. During this period, Sergeant Wentworth provided superb oversight of 12,000 appointments in the National Capital Region annually while managing an annual equipment and supply budget of 250,000 dollars. In addition, he provided individualized care to 1,124 patients and educated 343 personnel in 47 classes addressing lower back pain, lower extremity pain, and obstetrics-related symptoms. Moreover, Sergeant Wentworth created a patient survey program, leading to a 95% customer satisfaction rating which was 10 percent above the Department of Defense average. He also initiated a post-operative surgical tracking system, guaranteeing access to care for patients within 72 hours of surgery, exceeding Air Force standards by 24 hours. In addition, his attention to detail was key in the resolution of seven crucial inspection items during the Health Services Inspection, leading to an Outstanding rating for the 779th Medical Group. Finally, Sergeant Wentworth's phenomenal leadership and professionalism was instrumental in earning the Air Force District of Washington's Physical and Occupation Team Award. The distinctive accomplishemnts of Sergeant Wentworth reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.
ACTING DIVISION OFFICER, PHYSICAL THERAPY OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY AND CHIROPRACTIC SERVICES, U.S. NAVAL HOSPITAL OKINAWA FROM XXXXXXXX TO XXXXXXXX. STAFF SERGEANT BUXTON SUPERVISED THE ACTIVITIES OF FOUR PHYSICAL THERAPY CLINICS DURING A PERIOD OF TRANSITION FROM CAMP LESTER TO CAMP FOSTER. AS ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELLNESS PROGRAMS, HIS PROGRAM DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION HELPED TO LEAD NAVAL HOSPTIAL OKINAWA TO ITS FIRST SURGEON GENERAL'S BLUE H GOLD STAR AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN HEALTH PROMOTION PROGRAMS IN 2012 AND ITS SECOND CONSECUTIVE AWARD IN 2013. THIS LEVEL OF SUSTAINED EXCEPTIONAL PERFORMANCE HAS ONLY BEEN ACHIEVED BY 10 OTHER BSO 18 COMMANDS IN THE DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY. STAFF SERGEANT BUXTON'S INITIATIVE, PERSEVERANCE, AND TOTAL DEDICATION TO DUTY REFLECTED CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND UPHELD THE HIGHEST TRADITIONS OF THE MARINE CORPS AND THE UNITED STATES NAVAL SERVICE.