HUNTSVILLE, Alabama --During a visit to Fox Army Health Center at Redstone Arsenal Tuesday, Lt. Gen. R. Scott Dingle, U.S. Army Surgeon General, took the time to recognize members of the U.S. Army Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville’s Medical Division.
Dingle presented coins to 15 Huntsville Center employees for their support of the Army’s critical medical facility lifecycle management programs, ranging from day-to-day maintenance support to programs operationalizing its multi-billion dollar military construction program spanning design, construction, initial outfitting and transition requirements.
Dingle referred to the work as pivotal to the medical mission and referred to the recipients as “unsung heroes” whose recognition is long overdue.
“This was recognition of individuals and a body of work by all within the Medical Division over many, many years,” said Julia Chlarson, Chief of the Medical Outfitting and Transition Branch.
“It is true that the beneficiaries of what we do, do not know who we are and it was a proud moment to hear General Dingle refer to us as unsung heroes. His recognition is proof that our customers recognize our efforts.”
Dingle, who assumed command of the U.S. Army Medical Command in June, praised the team for ensuring Army Medicine provides safe, evidence-based environments of care for the Army’s top priority – its people.
Receiving coins were Col. Marvin Griffin, Huntsville Center commander; Wes Turner, Medical Division chief; Brian Bickell and Seon Farris, Medical Repair and Renewal program; Julia Chlarson, J.R. Teer, Kaleb Whisenant, Kim Fortenberry and Lauren Houpt, Medical Outfitting and Transition program; Mike Hunter, Jim Buhr and Elena Sabatini, Operational and Maintenance Engineering Enhancement program; Jeff Roberts, Center Contracting; Angela Caudle, Resource Management office and Katia Ortega, administrative support.