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AMSCA 75th Anniversary Celebration and 20th Biennial AMSCA Meeting - San Antonio TX - 13-16 October 2022

sp corps coin265pxJoin us to celebrate the 75th Anniversary of the Army Medical Specialist Corps, 13-16 October 2022, in historic San Antonio TX.

The meeting hotel is the Valenica Hotel on the Riverwalk. Reservations can be made now by calling 855-596-3387 - ask for the AMSCA 20th Biennial Meeting group.

We also have cofirmed a group rate for the Holiday Inn San Antonio-Riverwalk in the event our block of Valencia rooms are all booked. Use this link to make a room reservation or call 210-224-2500 and reference our group's block code: AME.  This hotel is across the street from the Valencia.

Registration information has been sent to members via mail and e-mail.   You can also download the full descripiton and registration form here.

From either hotel, you have ready access to the Riverwalk, major shopping areas, and many historical sites, such as the Alamo. San Antonio is a beautiful city. Why not plan to make your travel a vacation stay with the added benefit of meeting and visiting with old and new friends at the AMSCA meeting.

The meeting was postponed from April to October due to Covid restrictions and military guidance. Those of you who have made previous reservations at the Valencia hotel for the April dates will have them automatically cancelled on 2 Feb 2022.

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk Courtyard at night 2017

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk Street River View 2017

SP Corps Initiative: Installation Support Teams (IST)

An initiative from the SP Corps office, started this year, gives all of us an opportunity to use our knowledge, skills and experiences in mentoring the next generation of SP officers. The SP Corps is looking for retired officers from all areas of concentration to participate at installations around the globe. The details are below. If you are interested, please reach out to your regional director to get connected with an IST.

From the SP Corps Office:

We are certainly standing on the shoulders of giants (e.g., AMSCA members) that set the stage for our success and broke the glass ceilings that enable us to operate at our peak potential. We thank you for building a strong foundation upon which we pledge to continue building.

Read more: SP Corps Initiative: Installation Support Teams (IST)

COL Eloise Brown Strand - Remembrance

We are sad to report that COL (Ret) Eloise Brown Strand, OT, died Oct 27, 2021. She was 92. Her body rests at Arlington National Cemetery. Our sincere condolences to her family.

COL Strand was commissioned into the Army in 1956 and served in the most challenging positions that the Army Medical Specialist Corps had to offer.

  • Served as the 8th Chief of the Occupational Therapist Section
  • Made history in 1978 as the first Occupational Therapist to be appointed to the position of AMSC Corps Chief
  • Awarded the “A” Professional designation, the Army Surgeon General’s award for professional excellence

Read more: COL Eloise Brown Strand - Remembrance

COL(P) Teyhen confirmed for promotion to BG

The U.S. Senate has confirmed COL Deydre S. Teyhen for promotion to the rank of Brigadier General (BG). COL(P) Teyhen is the first Active Duty Army Medical Specialist Corps Officer, Physical Therapist, and SP Corps Chief to attain general officer rank.

A quote by the author Jacqueline Novogratz states, “Honor what is most beautiful about the past, and build it into the promise of the future”. As we reflect upon the strong 74 year history of our Corps, let us take a moment to honor and pay tribute to all the SP Corps Leaders, past and present, whose vision, leadership, and innovation paved the way for such an opportunity to exist today. Let us also strive to build an even stronger future together.

COL(P) Teyhen's promotion date is not yet announced.  Congratulations to her and the SP Corps!

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