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CAPT Zsolt Stockinger Joins Elite Order of Military Medical Merit

CAPT Zsolt T. Stockinger
Left: CAPT Zsolt T. Stockinger, MC, USN
(former JTS Director) Right: Maj Gen Lee E. Payne, Assistant Director for Combat Support Agency, DHA.

This past August, Maj Gen Lee E. Payne, Assistant Director for Combat Support Agency, Defense Health Agency, welcomed CAPT Zsolt T. Stockinger (former JTS Director) into the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3). The Order is a unique, private organization founded by the Commanding General of U.S. Army Health Services Command in April 1982 to recognize excellence and promote fellowship and esprit de corps among Army Medical Department (AMEDD) personnel. Membership denotes distinguished service which is recognized by the senior leadership of the AMEDD. Members receive a medallion which signifies membership in the Order.

CAPT Stockinger was nominated by O2M3 member COL Russ Kotwal, MC, USA. CAPT Stockinger was selected for his numerous outstanding contributions to the AMEDD as well as all Services. His contributions span his services as a trauma surgeon to medical readiness leader to his directorship of JTS from fall 2015 to summer 2018.

JTS Leadership Honored for Outstanding Contributions to Combat Casualty Care

2017 was the Year of the Joint Trauma System (JTS). In addition to being officially funded by the National Defense Authorization Act 2017, the JTS leadership received recognition for distinguished service and outstanding contributions to the Combat Casualty Care.

DoD Distinguished Civilian Service Award

The wave of international acknowledgement started shortly before the 2017 New Year. The JTS Deputy Director received the highest civilian honor given by the Secretary of Defense during a ceremony at the Pentagon. Mary Ann Spott, Ph.D., was among eight Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees who were awarded the Distinguished Civilian Service (DCS) Award by the Deputy Secretary of Defense at the 61st annual DoD DCS Award ceremony at the Pentagon. The DCS Award is the highest recognition DoD can award an employee. The exclusive few recipients have careers which reflect exceptional devotion to duty and significant contributions of broad scope of policy, scientific, technical or administrative fields that increase effectiveness and efficiency.

Military Medicine Accolades

The DoD military medical community has recognized JTS for its contributions and commitment to combat casualty care with the following awards.

  • 2015 - Military Health System Battlefield Innovation Award
    JTS was bestowed the inaugural award for its leadership and passionate commitment to combat care.
  • 2015 - Major Jonathan Letterman Award for Medical Excellence
    For outstanding contribution to improving medical processes and patient outcomes.
  • 2014 - Force Health Protection Award
    From the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States for a great contribution to assure that the men and women of the armed services and/or veterans are provided health services to assure mission readiness or optimal health functionality at all times.
  • 2014 - U.S. Army Surgeon General Wolf Pack Award
    For JTS' collection and analysis of trauma data from the DOD Trauma Registry to formulate enhanced clinical practice guidelines that reduced morbidity and mortality of casualties to the lowest level in history.

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Last Modified Date: 10/02/2018