School of Medicine Military Students to Receive Commissions

WHAT: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) graduating military students will receive their commissions or promotions.

WHEN: 3 p.m. Friday (May 17)

WHERE: TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building, 3601 Fourth St. Room 240

EVENT: The commissioning ceremony will be led by Richard Lampe, M.D., professor and chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, who served in the United States military.

Lampe was awarded the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Uniformed Services Outstanding Service Award. The AAP award is a special recognition in rotation among the U.S. Army, Navy and Air Force to a present or former uniformed services pediatrician for outstanding lifetime services to the military and pediatrics.

Lampe, who is now a retired colonel, served in the U.S. Army from 1968 to 1992. He also completed two voluntary deployments, one in 2004 for Operation Enduring Freedom in Landstuhl, Germany, and in 2007 for Operation Iraqi Freedom 324th MP Bn in Baghdad, Iraq, as a field surgeon.

During the ceremony, medical students representing the U.S. Air Force and Army will take the oath of office and receive ranks of captain.

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