2017 Heroes Dinner

Thursday May 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
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For tickets or sponsorship opportunities:
Contact Jackie Vandermeersch at
240-694-2209 or jvandermeersch@hjf.org


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John Mateczun, MD, MPH, JD
UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans

Advisory Committee

  • Vice Admiral Michael L. Cowan, MD, USN (Ret) Executive Director AMSUS

    Former Surgeon General, United States Navy

  • Mrs. Ellyn Dunford
  • Lieutenant General Charles B. Green MD, MPH, USAF (Ret) Board of Regents USU

    Former Surgeon General, United States Air Force

  • Lieutenant General Patricia Horoho, MD, USA (Ret) Accenture Federal Services

    Former Surgeon General, United States Army

  • Debbie Paxton, MSN, RN Mental Health Advisor USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment
  • The Honorable James B. Peake MD, LTG USA (Ret) Senior Vice President CGI

    Former Surgeon General, United States Army

  • Lt Gen James G. Roudebush, MD, MPH, USAF (Ret) President Martin, Blanck & Associates

    Former Surgeon General, United States Air Force

  • Lieutenant General Eric B. Schoomaker, MD, PhD, USA (Ret) Scholar-In-Residence USU

    Former Surgeon General, United States Army

Leadership Committee

  • Brian Brugger Executive Vice President WPS Health Solutions
  • COL Rafael De Jesus, USA (Ret) Senior Vice President, Military Health Services International SOS Government Services, Inc.
  • Sharon Duke Director, Government Affairs United Concordia Dental
  • Ken Fisher Chairman & CEO Fisher House Foundation, Inc.
  • Kelly M. Laurel Director, Federal Healthcare Siemens Government Technologies, Inc.
  • Tracy Malone Vice President, Military and Veterans Health, Government Affairs UnitedHealth Group
  • Elizabeth S. Niemyer Chief Program Officer UnitedHealthcare Military & Veterans
  • Stephen K. Scroggs, PhD Vice President, Government Affairs & Development Federal Division ValueOptions Federal Services, Inc.
  • George Tracy President Spectrum Healthcare Resources, Inc.

2017 Heroes of Military Medicine Awards

Thursday May 4, 2017 at 6:30 PM

The Heroes of Military Medicine (HMM) Awards honors outstanding contributions by individuals who have distinguished themselves through excellence and selfless dedication to advancing military medicine and enhancing the lives and health of our nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, and civilians. The Heroes of Military Medicine is presented by the Center for Public-Private Partnerships (CP3) at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF).

Three of the six awards to be presented at the HMM dinner will be given to active duty military medical professionals from the Army, Navy and Air Force, respectively. The Offices of the Surgeon General for each service nominate the candidates for these three awards. The final honorees are chosen by the HMM Advisory Committee comprised primarily of former Surgeons General. In addition, one Hero of Military Medicine Ambassador Award and one Hero of Military Medicine Senior Leader Award will be presented.

Proceeds from the HMM dinner support The Veteran Metrics Initiative (TVMI).

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2017 Honorees

Staff Sergeant Ty Michael Carter, USA (Honorably Discharged) Recipient of the Medal of Honor

The recipient of this award is a beneficiary of military medicine. Staff Sergeant Carter embodies the message that advances in military medicine benefit all.


HJF and CP3 sincerely thank the generous sponsors who have made this evening possible for their commitment to both military medicine and the heroes who advance it.

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