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  • Writer's pictureMaria Thacker Goethe, MPH

Surgeon General’s Medallion Awarded to Dr. Thacker

On Friday, February 1, 2013 Surgeon General Regina M. Benjamin awarded the Surgeon General’s Medallion to Stephen Thacker, MD, MSc, ASG/RADM (ret.), USPHS.  The honor was given for his “exceptional contributions to the USPHS USPHS Commissioned Corps., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the science and practice of public health.” The medallion is the highest honor that a Surgeon General can confer on an individual or organization.

It is also the highest award of the US Department of Health and Human Services. The medal is awarded in the name of the US Surgeon General for actions of exceptional achievement to the cause of public health and medicine. It is awarded by the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, which is led by the US Surgeon General.

There are more pictures available in the photo gallery of the website.

I would like to thank these to lovely ladies and colleagues of my father for their support of my father through the years.  Thank you Denise and Robin.

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Maria Thacker Goethe, MPH
Maria Thacker Goethe, MPH
Apr 17, 2018


Bonnie (Friday, February 08 13 06:12 pm EST) Congratulations Dr. Thacker!!! I am so proud of you and to have the opportunity to have work with such a great leader and person.

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