General Maxwell R. Thurman Award

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Maxwell R. Thurman Award

The General Maxwell R. Thurman Award is awarded on behalf of the commanding general of the United States Army Medical Research and Materiel Command at the American Telemedicine Association (ATA) annual conference in recognition of someone who exhibits and demonstrates the following qualities and attributes: a natural born leader, an innovator, someone who fosters positive change, a champion of the soldier, and a pioneer of the advancement of technology to enhance the life of our service members. The award is named after four star General Maxwell R. Thurman, who was a champion of the soldier and a pioneer of advancing technology. His famous motto, which is engraved on the award is as follows: "The mission of the Army Medical Department is to provide world class combat casualty care to America's most precious resource - It's Sons and Daughters - In Peace and War!"[1] This award was originally given out at the very first DoD "Global Forum" by its creator, BG Russ Zajtchuk in 1995 and is now an annual tradition at every ATA meeting.

List of recipients[edit]

Year Name
1996 COL Fred Goeringer
1997 Capt Paul Zimnik, D.O.
1998 Russ Zajtchuk, M.D. (BG, USA-retired)
1999 COL Ronald K. Poropatich, M.D. and COL James Stewart
2000 Greg T. Mogel, M.D.
2001 Mr. Conrad A. Clyburn
2002 G. Rufus Sessions, Ph.D. (LTC, USA-retired)
2003 John S. Parker, M.D. (MG, USA-retired)
2004 S. Ward Casscells, M.D.
2005 Gary R. Gilbert, Ph.D.
2006 Carl E. Hendricks
2007 Seong Ki Mun, Ph.D.
2008 James H. "Red" Duke, M.D.
2009 John A. Parrish, M.D.
2010 COL Hon S. Pak, M.D.
2011 Michael D. Lynch, Ph.D.
2012 COL Robert A. Vigersky, M.D.
2013 Lori DeBernardis[2]
2014 COL C. Becket Mahnke[3]


  1. ^ 1998 Army Science and Technology Master Plan, retrieved 31 May 2010 
  2. ^ Lori DeBernardis receiving award, retrieved 26 Feb 2014 
  3. ^ COL C. Becket Mahnke receiving award, retrieved 6 Jan 2015 

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