By Mr. Kirk Frady (Army Medicine)December 7, 2012
WASHINGTON - The 2012 Karen Wagner Leadership Awards ceremony was held on Nov. 30, 2012 during the FY14 Army Medical Department's Fall Human Capital Distribution Plan Conference in Washington, D.C.
Brig. Gen. Dennis Doyle, Commander of the Pacific Regional Command & Army Medical Service Corps Chief was on hand to present the awards. Three Soldiers and two Department of the Army Civilian employees received honors. In addition to their awards, each recipient also received a three-star letter and coin from the Army Surgeon General, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho.
General Doyle stated, "To present these awards as a total Army is such an honor. "Thank you very much to each of you," he added.
The recipients of the 2012 Karen Wagner Leadership Award were:
Active Army - Maj. Lamisa S. Guy, Northern Regional Medical Command (NRMC)
Army Reserve - Cpt. Kevin W. Zippi, Headquarters, 807th Medical Command (Deployment Support), Salt Lake City, Utah.
National Guard - Maj. Anthony McGinthy, U.S. Army Central National Guard Affairs Office, Arifjan, Kuwait.
Civilian HR Specialist - Ms. Shelly Heath, Headquarters Army Medical Command (HQ MEDCOM) Fort Sam Houston, TX.
Military HR Specialist - Ms. Lolethia D. Gordon, Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Eustis, VA.
The Karen Wagner Leadership Award was established by Army Medicine in 2004 to honor Lt. Col. Karen Wagner's many contributions to the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) for her selfless service and for paying the ultimate sacrifice to our nation during the September 2001 terrorist attack on the Pentagon. This annual award recognizes Army Medical Service Corps Human Resource (HR) Managers in the rank of Major and below from each Army component and Department of the Army Civilians in the grade of GS-09 thru GS-14 serving in key civilian and military human resource positions who made significant contributions to the AMEDD mission, performed in an exceptional manner and provided outstanding leadership and inspiration.