Military Leaders Honor CHHS Staff Members

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Congratulations to CHHS Senior Law & Policy Analyst Megan Timmins, Exercise and Training Program Director Christina Crue and Senior Law & Policy Analyst Ulka Ghanta. Each of them received a Certificate of Commendation from U.S. Navy Vice Admiral John M. Mateczun, Commander of Joint Task Force CapMed, for their work on a recent terrorism drill in the National Capital Region. CHHS Founder and Director Michael Greenberger presented the certificates at a recent staff meeting. The Commendation honors them for their "outstanding contributions while assisting the JTF CapMed Readiness, Training & Exercise Division in planning and executing the medical portion of exercise Capital Shield 2012."

Capital Shield '12 occurred in October 2011 and it's a full-scale terror drill involving federal, state and local first responders and hospitals. The drill is meant to simulate a situation involving a series of explosions and subsequent injuries across Maryland, the District of Columbia and Virginia. The Commendation also said Crue, Ghanta and Timmins' "actions and professionalism were instrumental in maintaining a highly coordinated civil-military relationship between JTF CapMed and the Maryland Region V hospitals."

Vice Admiral Mateczun also said their achievement reflects great credit upon themselves and CHHS.

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