Operational Medicine

Staff Sergeant Brandi Hood distinguished herself by meritorious service as Flight and Operational Medicine Element Chief, 92d Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, 92d Medical Group, 92d Air Refueling Wing, Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. During this period, the professional skill, leadership, and ceaseless efforts of Sergeant Hood contributed to the effectiveness and success of the squadron. Her oversight of thirty-four training records, validation of life support training for sixty-one members and audits of competency training folders for twenty-eight staff, assured trusted care standards were maintained for over 2,100 patients. Additionally, Sergeant Hood established the Group's Tactical Combat Casualty Care program by certifying thirty-seven instructor cadre while also administering direct instruction to seventy-eight personnel to fulfil a Secretary of Defense training initiative. Furthermore, her execution of 132 medical record reviews and processing of 496 readiness requirements enabled the base's rapid support of Operation ALLIES REFUGE by medically clearing fifty-five warfighters in less than ninety-six hours. Moreover, Sergeant Hood managed the Group's Periodic Health Assessment program by supporting 4,200 patient visits and secured a 99.4 percent completion rate, securing the number one ranked program in command which was crucial to her being recognized as the Squadron's Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter. The distinctive accomplishments of Staff Sergeant Hood reflect credit upon herself and the United States Air Force.

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