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SCA Excellence In Leadership Award:

On March 15, 2013 COL (Ret.) Larry Keller, Sr. presented the SCA Leadership Award to CPT Kara L. Jensen, who was commissioned in 2009 after receiving her doctor of pharmacy degree from Virginia Commonwealth University.

Her choice of a medical field was a result of the first dose of a love for medicine she received while studying abroad in Honduras. Her first assignment was at Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg, where she was Chief of the Inpatient Pharmacy. In 2011 she deployed to Afghanistan as the only pharmacist for the 10th Combat Support Hospital, and was responsible for pharmacy services across five geographically dispersed sites that provided medical coverage to US forces, Afghan National Security Forces, contractors, and local national patients.

Returning to Fort Bragg she learned she was selected as the Army Pharmacy Junior Officer of the Year for 2012. Kara, her husband Timothy, and their two dogs will PCS to Fort Wainwright, Alaska this summer, where she will be the Assistant Chief of Pharmacy at Bassett Army Community Hospital.

Congratulations to each of the following recipients of the Silver Caduceus Association's Excellence In Leadership Award!  We welcome each of them as members of the SCA and wish them success in their careers and future endeavors.

CPT Kara L. Jensen – March 13, 2013
CPT Dawn Williams - November 16, 2012
CPT Jino Caro - September 7, 2012
CPT Kelly Walker - May 23, 2012
CPT Elizabeth DeSitter - March 9, 2012
CPT Danny Harris - November 18, 2011
CPT Luis Nunez - September 8, 2011
CPT Thomas J. Dolce - May 18, 2011
CPT Lauren M. Hamlin - March 11, 2011


CPT Dawn Williams was the recipient of theSilver Caduceus Association’s Excellence In Leadership Award during the AMEDD Career Course Graduation Ceremony on November 16, 2012.

CPT Williams is a native of Daytona Beach, Florida. She served as a Combat Medic, Emergency Treatment NCO, Clinical NCOIC, Operations Sergeant, etc. before being commissioned as a MSC Officer. She has also served as a Commander, HHD and Chief, Patient Administration Division. We commend CPT Williams for her outstanding performance in the AMEDD Career Course and wish her continued success in her military career.

The Silver Caduceus Association’s Excellence in Leadership Award was presented to CPT Jino Caro by our Vice President, COL(Ret) Jim Vinci on September 7, 2012 during the AMEDD Captain’s Career Course Graduation Ceremony.

CPT Caro graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 2005 with a major in Chemistry. CPT Caro is commended for his outstanding achievement in the Captains Career Course, and we wish him continued success in his military career.




Congratulations are extended to CPT Kelly Walker as the distinguished MSC recipient of the Silver Caduceus Association’s Excellence in Leadership Award that was presented by our Vice President, Jim Vinci at the Captain’s Career Course Graduation Ceremony on May 23, 2012. CPT Walker is a native of Petersburg, Illinois and a graduate of the US Military Academy. She is currently the commander of Company B, 86th CHS, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Congratulations to CPT Elizabeth DeSitter, MSC, who received the Silver Caduceus Association’s Excellence In Leadership Award at the AMEDD Career Course Graduation Ceremony on March 9, 2012. Our SCA Vice President, Jim Vinci, presented the award to CPT DeSitter.

CPT Danny Harris received the Silver Caduceus Association’s Excellence In Leadership Award at the AMEDD Career Course Graduation Ceremony on November 18, 2011. Colonel, (Ret) Thad Krupka presented the award to CPT Harris.   Congratulations to CPT Harris, and the Silver Caduceus Association wishes you well in your future endeavors.

CPT Luis Nunez was awarded the Silver Caduceus Association’s Excellence In Leadership Award at the AMEDD Career Course Graduation Ceremony on Thursday, September 8, 2011. The award was presented by our Vice President, COL (Ret) Jim Vinci. In addition to the award, CPT Nunez was also presented a Letter of Congratulations from the SCA President. We welcome CPT Nunez as a member of the SCA and wish him much success with his military career. His aspirations are to become a Physician Assistant and complete an Orthopedic Fellowship.

At the AMEDD Career Course Graduation Ceremony on May 18, 2011, the Silver Caduceus Association’s Excellence In Leadership Award was presented to CPT Thomas J. Dolce. Our Vice President, Jim Vinci and, COL Donna S. Whittaker, Dean of the AMEDD Center and School presented the award. CPT Dolce hails from Bloomingdale, Illinois. He graduated from Marquette University and was commissioned through the ROTC Program.  After the Basic Course, he completed flight school as a MEDEVAC Pilot.



The Board of Directors of the Silver Caduceus Association of MSC Officers and Warrant Officers, Inc., as authorized, award a Complementary Life Membership to the following active duty and retired General Officers:

David A Rubenstein, MG

Shelia Baxter, BG

Gary L Franch, BG ,USANG,(Ret)

Jerome V Foust, BG (Ret)

Keith W Gallagher, BG

Mack C Hill, BG (Ret)

Walter F Johnson III, BG (Ret)

France F Jordan, BG (Ret)

Bruce T Miketinac, BG (Ret)

Manley G Morrison, BG (Ret

Richard L Ursone, BG (Ret)

James J Young, BG (Ret)





LTG (Ret) Quinn Becker was appointed an
Honorary Lifetime Member
of the Medical Service Corps.



Betty McSwain was awarded an honorary membership in the Silver Caduceus Association.

Cindy Stephens was awarded an honorary membership in the Silver Caduceus Association September 2012.


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