Yuma Proving Ground (YPG) Commander Col. Patrick McFall and Command Sgt. Maj. Herbert Gill recently presented Maj. Joshua Chase with the Army Commendation Medal on behalf of the Secretary of the Army.
The citation credits Chase for his, “exemplary performance as the YPG Clinic Administrator during the midst of the COVID-19 global pandemic.”
Between January and July 2021, the YPG Medical Clinic hosted 48 vaccination events across the installation outside of the clinic to provide the COVID vaccines to, “all willing and eligible YPG Soldiers, Family members and workforce personnel.”
Chase praised the Soldiers working at the clinic for their work.
“It was a lot of extraordinary effort. We are not a large facility. There were some folks that were working well above the ranks on their chest.”
On top of administering the vaccinations, the team also provided information on the vaccine, booked appointments, tracked vaccine numbers, maintained rosters, and set up the pop-up clinic sites.