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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.

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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

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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!

2022 AMSCA Conference set for April 21-24, San Antonio

Mark your calendars! The next Biennial Conference of the Army Medical Specialist Corps Association be 21-24 April 2022 in San Antonio, TX.  During the conference, we will celebrate the Army Medical Specialist Corps' 75th Anniversary.  The actual anniversary date is Saturday, 16 Apr, but with Easter on 17 Apr (and the busy San Antonio tourist season that week), the BOD opted to schedule the conference the week after.  The Corps office will celebrate the  75th Anniversary during our conference timeframe.

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