Lackland Officer Wins Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Award
(August 2, 2009)
Lt. Col. Jacqueline Mudd (left) looks over flash sterilization data with Capt. Yvonne Storey July 22 at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas. Colonel Mudd was chosen the 2009 recipient of the Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr., Military Award by the Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated. Colonel Mudd is the operating room flight commander for the 59th Surgical Operations Squadron, and Captain Storey is an operating room nurse in the 59th SOS.
LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (7/28/2009 - AFNS) -- The operating room flight
commander at the 59th Surgical Operations Squadron here recently was selected
the 2009 recipient of the Gen. Benjamin O. Davis Jr. Military Award at the field
grade officer category by the Tuskegee Airmen Incorporated.
Lt. Col. Jacqueline Mudd will be presented with the award at the 38th Annual
National Convention Aug. 7 in Las Vegas.
The award is given to a field grade officer who has exhibited outstanding
performance in both professional and community service. More than 250 nomination
packages were received from across the Department of Defense for the 2009 award.
In her position as the operating room flight commander at Wilford Hall Medical
Center, Colonel Mudd directs all nursing activities in a 21-room surgical suite that has an average of
900 procedures a month.
She is readiness certified and has analyzed requirements for five air and space
expeditionary force cycles and eight humanitarian missions. She has also been
deployed twice in her career. |
Her community service during the award period, which is a very important part of
the criteria for being selected for the award, included sponsoring eight members
for a 26.2-mile Bataan Memorial Death March that honored World War II heroes.
She also hosted cadets, operating room cross-training applicants and children of
Wilford Hall staff for a career day.
"I feel tremendously honored to receive this award," Colonel Mudd said. "The
caliber of the man that this award is in honor of definitely leaves me awe
General Davis, Jr. was the commander of the World War II Tuskegee Airmen and the
first African-American general in the Air Force. He flew more than 60 missions
with the 332nd Fighter Group that escorted bombers on air combat missions over
Article and photo by USAF Sr. Airman Nicole Roberts
59th Medical Wing Public Affairs
Air Force News Service
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