Army Surgeon General commissions 2nd Lt. Darrell Owens Nov. 30, 2012
December 12, 2012
On Nov. 30, Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho administered the commissioning oath to 2nd Lt. Darrell Owens into the Army's Military Intelligence Branch at the Veterans' Affairs' Full Committee Room, Cannon House Building, in Washington, D.C. Owens is the military legislative assistant to Representative Glenn "GT" Thompson, (R-PA). Pictured (l-r): Representative Thompson, Lt. Gen. Horoho, 2nd Lt. Owens, and Sgt. Maj. Olivia S. Warner, Legislative Assistant to the Sergeant Major of the Army. In attendance was his wife, Heather, who works for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, along with parents Jeff and Mary and many other family members and friends. Owens was the principal author of the STEP Act. Representative Glen "GT" Thompson on May 11, 2011 introduced the "Service Members Telemedicine & E-Health Portability Act (STEP) (H.R. 1832)." The Act would expand DOD's state licensure exemption to allow credentialed healthcare professionals to work across state lines without the need to obtain new state licenses.