skip navigation nih record
Vol. LXIII, No. 18
September 2, 2011
cover

previous story



Seen
Commissioned Corps Holds Promotion Ceremony

Family members, friends, coworkers and fellow Public Health Service officers recently celebrated the promotion of 26 NIH employees at the ninth annual NIH PHS Commissioned Corps Promotion Ceremony in Masur Auditorium.

Radm. Helena Mishoe, director of NHLBI’s Office of Research Training and Minority Health and NIH representative on the Surgeon General’s policy advisory council, presided over the ceremony and provided opening remarks.

Radm. Kerry Nesseler, PHS chief nurse officer and director of HRSA’s Office of Global Health Affairs, gave remarks on behalf of Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.

Nesseler commended the accomplishments of the promoted officers and their contributions to the missions of NIH and PHS. She reminded all officers of their noble mission to protect, promote and advance the health and safety of our nation.

Nesseler and NIH liaison Cdr. Tiffany Edmonds then joined the newly promoted officers on stage for the changing of shoulder boards to denote the new positions.

Mishoe closed the ceremony after recognizing recently retired NIH officers, new NIH officers called to active duty during the past year and an NIH Commissioned Corps Officer Student Training and Extern Program participant.

Radm. Helena Mishoe (r) Nesseler, director of HRSA’s Office of Global Health Affairs

Above, l:
Radm. Helena Mishoe (r), NIH representative on the Surgeon General’s policy advisory council, welcomes guest speaker Radm. Kerry Nesseler, PHS chief nurse officer.

Above, r:
Nesseler, director of HRSA’s Office of Global Health Affairs, gives remarks on behalf of Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.

Right:
Capt. Linda Scott is joined on stage by her family for the changing of her shoulder boards.

Photos: Ernie Branson

Capt. Linda Scott
Promoted officers

Promoted officers include: Medical Officers—promoted to captain: Soju Chang, NIAID; Edward Doo, NIDDK; Jeffrey Schulden, NIDA; Nurse Officers—promoted to captain: Lisa Barnhart, NIAID; Janice Davis, CC; Michele Nehrebecky, NHGRI; Linda Scott, NIAID; promoted to commander: Robyn Bent, NCI; Alice Fike, NIAMS; Angel Garced, CC; Michael Krumlauf, CC; Ann Marie Matlock, CC; Hyejeong Root, NIAID; promoted to lieutenant commander: Robin Godwin, CC; Yolawnda McKinney, CC; Janice Oparah, CC; Gloria Shuler, NCCAM; Scientist Officers—promoted to captain: Richard Gussio, NCI; promoted to commander: Candido Alicea, NCI; John Stansberry, OD; promoted to lieutenant commander: Charlene Sydnor, OD; Environmental Health Officer—promoted to lieutenant commander: Jeremy Mason, OD; Therapist Officer—promoted to captain: Bart Drinkard, CC; Health Service Officers—promoted to captain: George Carter, NCI; promoted to commander: Helen Cox, NIDDK; Chauha Pham, CC.


back to top of page