The Society of Federal Health Professionals honors the contributions of outstanding federal healthcare professionals each year through the Awards Program.

This year, SGM Christopher R. Marshall, USA was competitively selected from nominees across all three Services to receive the Lewis L. Seaman Enlisted Award for Outstanding Operational Support Senior Enlisted (E-7 through E-9).

Originally established by the Association in 1900, this award was named after the late Major Lewis Livingston Seaman, a Surgeon of the First U.S. Volunteers, Spanish American War. This award recognizes one each, a junior, and senior enlisted medical healthcare professional who has made a significant impact in the areas of patient care, clinical support or healthcare management, and to their service's medical mission.

The award ceremony took place during the Association's Annual Continuing Education Meeting on Thursday, 30 November 2017, at the Potomac Ballroom of the Gaylord National Harbor Resort & Convention Center, Washington D.C.

SGM Marshall serves as the Sergeant Major, Directorate of Training and Academic Affairs (DoTAA), US Army Medical Department Center and School, US Army Health Readiness Center of Excellence (HRCoE) JBSA Fort Sam Houston, Texas

SGM Marshall was accompanied by his wife, Susan Marshall; daughter, Helen Beck; and son-in-law SGT Michael Beck, USMC.