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SCA THE

Oct 2012

Table of Contents

- SCA New Members - SCA Excellence In Leadership Award - 2012 SCA Reunion - SCA Board - Corporate Support For SCA Reunion - SCA 2014 Reunion - SCA Member List Online - A Thought To Ponder - In Memoriam

SCA New Members:

We welcomed the following new members in September; CPT, (AD) Tanya Bartlett LTC, (Ret) Joe Goeppner CPT, (AD) Jino I. Caro COL, (Ret) David Moscovic COL, (Ret) Richard W. (Dick) Ihlenfeld COL, (Ret) Roger J. Labat LTC, (Ret) James (Mike) Churchman, Jr. LTC, (Ret) John A. Coventry SCA Excellence In Leadership Award:

The award was presented to CPT Jino Caro by our Vice President, COL, (Ret) Jim Vinci on September 7, 2012 during the AMEDD Captains Career Course Graduation Ceremony. CPT Caro graduated from the United States Military Academy (West Point) in 2005 with a major in Chemistry. After graduation, he was stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii as a Medical Platoon Leader and a Battalion MEDO for 2-35 IN (Cacti), 3BCT, 25th ID. He deployed with the 2-35th in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (2009) to Samarra, Iraq. As a CPT, he served with 3BSTB, 25th ID as the Information Operations Officer and the Civil Affairs Officer (S7/S9). He deployed with 3BSTB in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2011 to Jalalabad, Afghanistan and worked with USAID, USDA, and NGOs. CPT Caro helped construct roads, wells, and other infrastructure to develop the Afghan economy. CPT Caros badges include the Combat Action Badge, The Army Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, and the German Proficiency Badge (Gold). His awards and decorations include BSM (2), ARCOM, MUC (2), NDSM, ACMCS (2), GWOTS, ASR, OSR 2, NATOMDL. CPT Caro, in his spare time, loves to run, and participate in Triathlons and Marathons. CPT Caro is commended for his out-standing achievement in the Captains Career Course, and we wish him continued success in his military career.

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SCA 2012 Reunion:

The biennial reunion of the Silver Caduceus Association was held at the DoubleTree Hotel in San Antonio on September 26-30, 2012. I am happy to report that a total of 215 people (123 members and 92 guests) attended the event. The tours of Camp Bullis, Fort Sam Houston, the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC, formerly Brooke Army Medical Center), the Warrior & Family Support Center, and the Center For the Intrepid were enjoyed by all participants and stimulated conversations from earlier times at these places. The MSC Disciplines Social Gatherings were also very successful in reuniting friendships of both active duty and retired personnel. The conclusion of the Golf Tournament was highlighted by a fun-filled dinner at the Fort Sam Houston Golf Clubhouse, Mulligans. The Memorial Service for Deceased MSC Officers and Warrant Officers was a somber, yet fitting ceremony honoring our fallen MSC comrades. We received presentations covering a variety of topics from the current state of the Medical Service Corps to Changes in TRICARE and Military Retirement. We certainly appreciate the information provided by each of these speakers. The SCA Business Meeting concluded with the election of SCA officers and board members followed by a formal banquet with superb entertainment. I want to publicly thank COL Mike McGinley for chairing the 2012 reunion, along with co-chairman, COL Linn Danielski with his wife, Janice Danielski, and all of the

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Board of Directors President: George Waters Jr.

Vice-Pres: Jame Vinci

Secretary: Garrett Barron

Treasurer: Tom Barker David Bitterman Mary Garr Ed Haraguchi Larry Keller Sr. Earl McSwain David Rubenstein Ed Shockley

Camaraderie Is A Passion That Makes Friendships Endure

MAJ Guiterrez conducting a tour at Camp Bullis

COL George Waters and COL Dawn Smith at Camp Bullis

COL George Waters and COL Rebecca Hooper

at the Center For the Intrepid

COL Jim Dolbier, COL Jim Van Straten, and

COL George Waters at the Banquet

committee members: COL Earl and Mrs. Betty McSwain, COL Johnny Johnson, COL Jim Vinci, COL Jim Van Straten, COL Tom Kistler, COL Johnny Conner, COL Dawn Smith, LTC Leon Childers, LTC Jim Martin, and Ms. Barbara Hagen. SCA Board:

Please join me in welcoming the new members to our SCA Board; MAJ, (RET) Tom Barker as Treasurer, COL, (AD) Mary Garr, COL, (Ret) Ed Haraguchi, COL, (Ret) Larry Keller, Sr., and MG, (Ret) David Rubenstein. These new mem-bers were elected at the 2012 General Business Meeting. They join COL, (Ret) Garrett Barron, COL, (AD) David Bitterman, COL, (Ret) James Vinci, COL, (Ret) Earl McSwain, CW4, (Ret) Ed Shockley, and COL, (Ret) George Waters to comprise the current SCA Board. Corporate Support For 2012 SCA Reunion:

I would like to acknowledge and express the Silver Caduceus Associations heartfelt thanks to those who provided donations for our SCA 2012 Reunion; a. Rick Berchin, owner of Creative Chocolates, who provided the coin chocolates at our Banquet. b. Jim Vinci and Endeavor Management for the computer flash drives provided to our registrants. c. Allan Arnette, President and CEO of Management and Technology Solutions, Inc., for sponsoring our Opening Reception. SCA 2014 Reunion:

Planning has already begun for the SCA 2014 Reunion. It will be held in the National Capital Region, (NCR), Washington, D. C. Area, September 3-6, 2014. The SCA Reunion Planning Committee looked at several hotels in the NCR and narrowed the search to seven hotels for comparison, (cost, location, facilities/amenities, availability of restaurants, accessibility to the Metro stop for tourist attractions, etc); it has selected the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Marriott. This hotel was opened in March 2011 and is conveniently located with a short walk to the metro and free shuttle to Washington Reagan Airport. If you would like to be a part of the planning for this reunion event, please contact COL, (Ret) Mark Lyford at mlyford@lmi.org. SCA Member List Online: www.SilverCaduceusAssociation.com You are reminded to visit our SCA Website above, and update your personal data if you have not done so recently. Our members are encouraged to update their personal data and keep it current as changes occur. Also, dont forget to mark the boxes at the bottom of your personal data page as to what information you are willing to be observed and shared with other members Please forward any updated information to our SCA Membership Chairman, James Whitmire, jwhitmire@satx.rr.com . Your cooperation and assistance in keeping the SCA Membership Directory current is greatly appreciated. A Thought To Ponder:

The best way to predict your future is to create it. (Peter Drucker)

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Appointed Officers Auditors: Ken Lingle Jim Van Straten Chaplain: Doug Braendel Membership: Jim Whitmire Editor & Historian: Dick Ginn Reunion 2012: Mike McGinley Scholarship: George Hammond Ernie Sylvester Jim Hayes Nominating: Jim Van Straten Webmaster: Doug & Cindy Stephens Memorial Services: Jim Vinci Doug Braendel SCA & SCS Partnership: Thad Krupka Recruitment & Marketing: Ed Lynch

In Memoriam:

It is with sadness that I inform you of the passing of the following fellow Medical Service Corps Officer: COL, (Ret) William A. Campbell NOK: Carrie Campbell 208 Wekiva Cove Destin, Florida 32541 (Bills first wife, Melba Campbell, is deceased; July 2001.) Obituary: Colonel William Arlin Campbell COL William A. Campbell, Army retired, of Destin, Florida, passed away Sept 19, 2012 at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife Carrie Campbell, three daughters, eight grandchildren and many great grandchildren. COL Campbell was retired Army and served 25 years in the US Army. He was the hospital administrator at Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. He served in Vietnam as a medical evacuation helicopter pilot. COL Campbells last assignment was at Tripler Army Medical Center on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii. COL Campbell first wife, Melba, died in July 2001.

LTC, (Ret) Joseph A. Jake Jakubowski NOK: Anne M. Jakubowski 8906 North 27th Street Richland, Michigan 49083-8554

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COL, (Ret) Elwood Larry Stephens NOK: Lucy L. Stephens 26006 Scenic Pass San Antonio, Texas 78260-5824 LTC, (Ret) Andrew A. Storey NOK: Lt Andrew Storey, II 8 Ripley Road Stafford, Virginia 22556-8601 Warmest regards, George A. Waters, Jr. President, SCA In The Silver Caduceus Association, Camaraderie Is A Passion That makes Friendships Endure!

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