2018 Heroes Dinner

Thursday, 3 May 2018 6:30 pm

Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
1301 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

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For tickets or sponsorship opportunities:
Contact Jackie Vandermeersch at 
240-694-2209 or jvandermeersch@hjf.org


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Billy Maynard
President and CEO
Health Net Federal Services

Advisory Committee

  • Vice Admiral Michael L. Cowan, MD, USN (Ret)

    Former Surgeon General, United States Navy

  • Mrs. Ellyn Dunford
  • Lieutenant General Charles B. Green MD, MPH, USAF (Ret)

    Former Surgeon General, United States Air Force

  • Lieutenant General Patricia D. Horoho, MD, USA (Ret)

    Former Surgeon General, United States Army

  • Debbie Paxton, MSN, RN Mental Health Advisor USMC Wounded Warrior Regiment
  • The Honorable James B. Peake MD, LTG USA (Ret)

    Former United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs

    Former Surgeon General, United States Army

  • Lieutenant General James G. Roudebush, MD, MPH, USAF (Ret)

    Former Surgeon General, United States Air Force

Leadership Committee

  • Sherman E. Boss Northrop Grumman Technology Services
  • Brian Brugger WPS Military and Veterans Health
  • David A. Coker Fisher House Foundation
  • COL Rafael De Jesus, USA (Ret) International SOS Government Services, Inc.
  • Sharon L. Duke United Concordia Dental
  • Joyce Grissom, MD Health Net Federal Services
  • COL Mike Heimall, USA (Ret) OptumServe
  • Jerry Hogge Leidos
  • Stephen K. Scroggs, PhD ValueOptions Federal Services, a Beacon Health Options Company
  • Michael Spatz, MD Humana Military
  • George Tracy Spectrum Healthcare Resources, Inc.

2018 Heroes of Military Medicine Awards

Thursday, 3 May 2018 6:30 pm

The Heroes of Military Medicine (HMM) Awards honors outstanding contributions by individuals who have distinguished themselves through excellence and selfless dedication to advancing military medicine and enhancing the lives and health of our nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members, veterans, and civilians. The Heroes of Military Medicine is presented by the Center for Public-Private Partnerships (CP3) at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF).

Three of the six awards to be presented at the HMM dinner will be given to active duty military medical professionals from the Army, Navy and Air Force, respectively. The Offices of the Surgeon General for each service nominate the candidates for these three awards. The final honorees are chosen by the HMM Advisory Committee comprised primarily of former Surgeons General. In addition, one Hero of Military Medicine Ambassador Award and one Hero of Military Medicine Senior Leader Award will be presented.

Proceeds from the HMM dinner support The Veteran Metrics Initiative (TVMI).


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Keynote Speaker

CENTCOM Commander

2018 Honorees

2018 Hero of Military Medicine Senior Leader

2018 Air Force Hero of Military Medicine

2018 Navy Hero of Military Medicine


HJF and CP3 sincerely thank the generous sponsors who have made this evening possible for their commitment to both military medicine and the heroes who advance it.

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