MOS 68N, Cardiovascular Specialist Decorations

For outstanding achievement while serving as Cardiovascular Specialist, Cardiology Service, Department of Medicine at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, from August 2016 to September 2018. As a key player in the support of monitoring, scrubbing, and circulating procedures, Staff Sergeant William R. Wilcox was instrumental in the success of the first ever balloon-expandable Transcatheter Aortic Valve Replacement in the Department of Defense. His consistent coordination with the cardiothoracic surgery, vascular surgery, and anesthesia clinics led to the smooth completion of this procedure, completing 17 valve implantations to date with complication and mortality rates significantly lower than published data. Additionally, his efforts toward process improvement led to a Blanket Purchase Agreement which ensured sustainable and timely replenishment of devices for continued patient care. Staff Sergeant Wilcox's dedication and devotion to duty is in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflects credit upon himself, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the United States Army.


For outstanding achievement while serving as Cardiovascular Specialist and Supply NCO for the cardiology clinic, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Bethesda, Maryland from 01 August 2012 through 30 July 2012. Staff Sergeant William R. Wilcox efficiently managed an annual clinic budget of $23,000 while augmenting a short staffed work center, performing procedures, booking appointments, and managing clinic schedules. In addition, he also took on the arduous task of replacing cardiac defibrillators throughout the entire hospital. He meticulously prepared countless revisions to equipment packages, coordinated product site visits for the cardiologist and critical care committee, and personally handled all correspondence with equipment vendors. Due to his unfailing attention to detail, Sergeant Wilcox exceeded expectations and procured 27 state of the art defibrillators for the hospital, ensuring the hospital will continue to provide safe, high quality healthcare. Staff Sergeant Wilcox's dedication and devotion to duty is in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself, the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the United States Army.


FOR MERITORIOUS SERVICE AS AN ARMY CARDIOVASCULAR SPECIALIST SUPPORTING THE 121ST UNITED STATES ARMY CSH. SGT GO'S EFFORTS IN THE PLANNING, COORDINATION, AND EXECUTION OF THE UNIT'S MISSION TO PROVIDE ROLE 1 REAL WORLD MEDICAL SUPPORT TO OVER 1,000 SUPPORT AND TRAINING PERSONNEL DURING UFG ON DDMMMYYYY WERE KEY TO ITS SUCCESS. SGT GO'S ACTIONS REFLECT GREAT CREDIT UPON HERSELF, THE 121ST UNITED STATES ARMY CSH, THE ARMY PACIFIC MEDICAL COMMAND, AND THE UNITED STATES ARMY.




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