AMEDD Recognizes Military Medical Merit Awardees
Three Army Medical Development personnel were recognized Dec. 6 for their service to the Army when they were presented with the order of Military Medical Merit at the Barquist Army Health Clinic. Col. Mitchell Brew, Barquist commander, presented the newly inducted members to an assembled audience, and awarded each of them a plaque and medal of the order. The three individuals recognized at the event, Don Allen, Ivan Carbonell, and Anna Walsh, have collectively contributed over 100 years of service to AMEDD.
Brew said Allen has provided Fort Detrick and other installations, with industrial hygiene and environmental health expertise over the course of his 28 years with AMEDD. He has contributed to disease and illness prevention on-post through his own work and his mentoring of AMEDD'S partners.
The 36 years of contributions made by Carbonell consist largely of assisting in the delivery of direct patient care, according to Brew. He has served as a corpsman, a respiratory therapist, a military officer, a clinician, an instructor, and as a Department of the Army civilian physician's assistant.
Brew told the assembled personnel that Walsh has also dedicated her 36 years at AMEDD to impacting the direct patient care delivery. In addition to 20 years as a military officer serving in several command positions, including chief of managed care and chief of personnel division, she has served as the Department of the Army civilian health care administrator and DCA.
Membership in the Order indicates not only a minimum 10 year service to AMEDD, but also a highly dedicated service which exhibits high moral and professional standards.