Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award
For the past decade, the National Museum of Civil War Medicine has proudly recognized individuals and organizations that carry on the legacy of Major Jonathan Letterman’s innovation and service to wounded warriors with the Letterman Award.
The 11th Annual Major Jonathan Letterman Medical Excellence Award will be held on October 11, 2018 from 6:00- 9:00 PM at the Gettysburg Hotel in historic Gettysburg, PA. Join us to recognize this year’s award winners: COL Robert Mabry, MD, MC, USA and COL Jonathan M. Kissane, MSC, USA (Ret)
COL Mabry served as a Special Forces 18-D medic and was a recipient of the Silver Star for his actions during the battle of Mogadishu. He contributed to the development of the Combat Application Tourniquet, brought about landmark changes in the Army’s Combat Lifesaver Program and has been in the forefront of advancing the understanding and treatment of combat airway injuries. COL Mabry currently serves as the Command Surgeon for the Joint Special Operations Command.
COL Kissane served as a career Army Medical Service Corps officer and is currently a senior medical logistics consultant to the US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. He has been recognized as the singular greatest driver of innovation in the medical logistics. COL Kissane’s knowledge and appreciation of the limitations on forward medical elements led him to devise creative and highly effective solutions for medical resupply by division and brigade level medics and medical units.
This year’s keynote speaker will be Dale C. Smith, PhD. Dr. Smith is the Professor and Director of Military Medicine and History at the Uniformed Services University. He is the renowned author of numerous publications on medical history. He is a recipient of the Laurance D. Redway Award for Excellence in Medical Writing and the USU University Medal for his commitment to the academic life of the university and by the medical students.
Captain Butler has served as a Navy SEAL, as an innovator and leader in dive medicine, and as the driving force of Tactical Combat Casualty CareMore