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AMSCA recognizes the contributions of its members with two awards:

The Distinguished Service Award, established in 1990, recognizes members who have made significant contributions in the areas of literature, education, the arts, or community service subsequent to retirement from active duty. Downlad the Nomination Form for the AMSCA Distinguished Service Award (pdf file)

The AMSCA Colonel Emma E. Vogel Award was established in 1997 in honor of the first Chief the Army Medical Specialist Corps, Colonel Vogel. The Award is presented to an AMSCA member in recognition of exceptional service. Individuals to be  recognized will be honored during the Biennial Meeting and will receive an AMSCA Medallion and an inscribed certificate.  Download the Nomination Form for the COL Emma E. Vogel Award (pdf file).

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2019 RAMSCA Distingued Service Awards

In 2019, the AMSCA Emma E. Vogel Award was presented to LTC Janice Rambo, and the Distinguished Service Award was presented to COL Judith Hanses.  In addition, Cheryl Hostetler was honored at the AMSCA Awards Dinner as an Honorary Member for her contributions to Army Dietetics:

The 2019 AMSCA Emma E. Vogel Award

The 2019 COL EMMA E. VOGEL AWARD  recipient is  LTC Janice Rambo. She has given generously of her time, energy and talents in pursuit of AMSCA goals.

  • Mid-Western Regional Director 2007-2014
  • Member of 2 AMSCA Biennial Meetings Planning Committees: Branson, MO 2003; St Louis, MO 2015
  • Prior to serving as AMSCA Treasurer, since 2014, she was on the RAMSCA Finance Committee as assistant to the Treasurer.

She has been innovative in updating AMSCA’s accounting practices and bringing financial reports current with state-of-the-art electronic reporting. Her budget and financial reports and requests are always completed in a timely manner. LTC Rambo has worked closely with the Membership Chair to ensure membership lists and dues paid/due are current. She is consistently available to the AMSCA President, responding to any requests providing innovative ideas to continue AMSCA’s success today and into the future.

The 2019 AMSCA Distinguished Service Award 

The 2019 RAMSCA DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD recipient is COL (ret) Judith Hanses. She continues to have a long history of service to many civic and military organizations in St. Louis, MO.

Following are only a few of her many contributions:

  • After her 2007 appointment by the Mayor of St Louis, she has been a member of the St Louis Soldiers memorial Board of Commissioners.
  • She serves as Commander of American Legion Post #4, including 5 other leadership positions with the American Legion.
  • Commander of the Military Order of World Wars, St Louis Chapter Member of the Missouri Athletic Club Board of Governors, including 7 Leadership positions.Some of these include coordinating the St Louis Veterans’ Day and St Patrick’s Day parades.
  • With AMSCA she has served on 2 Biennial Meetings Planning Committees, Branson, MO 2003 and St Louis, 2015 and on the Finance Committee.

Two (of many) Awards received are:

  1. The Ageless Remarkable St Louisianan Award (recognizes the most dynamic citizen over 75 years for achievement and service through volunteerism, leadership, philanthropy and especially her service to Veterans.
  2. The Military Order of World Wars Patrick Henry Patriot Award given for distinguished and patriotic service as St Louis Chapter commander.

AMSCA Honorary Member

Cheryl Hostetler, MS, RDN, LDN was honored at the 2019 AMSCA Awards Dinner in September as an Honorary Member due to her impact on Army Dietetics from 1985 – 2019.

During this time, she waws the Site Coordinator for the US Army Dietetic Internship, then changing to the Military Dietetics Consortium, and now the Army-Baylor Graduate Program of Nutrition at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. She has mentored and influenced the lives of 165 dietetic interns for the past 35 years. She has worked with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) to ensure the very highest quality of Dietetic Internship and Graduate Nutrition Programs.

Over the years, as military internship directors have transferred from one job to the next job, she was the glue that held the program together with consistency and continuity. She was a vital team member with the move from the Walter Reed on Georgia Avenue to the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center on Wisconsin Avenue. Her list of accomplishments is long, but her most important accomplishment is touching the lives of many dietetic interns. She has stayed in touch with many dietitians through their military and civilian careers, their marriages, divorces, babies, and all life’s journeys to provide advice, support, and connection. 

2015 RAMSCA Distingued Service Awards

In 2015, AMSCA Distinguished Service Award was presented to COL Nancy Henderson and COL Wolfe Rinke. The 2015 AMSCA Emma E. Vogel Award was awarded to COL Elena Guinn and COL Virginia Metcalf.

Read more: 2015 RAMSCA Distingued Service Awards

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