Ten doctor of osteopathic medicine candidates received military promotions as health professions scholars

Medical school hosts inaugural military promotion ceremony

Ten members of Campbell’s inaugural class of medical students, health professions scholars, received promotions in the United States Army, Navy and Air Force

Campbell University Jerry M. Wallace School of Osteopathic Medicine hosted a military promotion ceremony at Butler Chapel for 10 health professions scholars.  

Through the Health Professions Scholars Program, these ten future Campbell Physicians will complete their residencies at military medical centers across the country. 

The ceremony opened with an invocation by second year medical student and health professions scholar Shannon Norland, Presentation of Colors by the Womack Army Medical Center Color Guard followed by the singing of the National Anthem by Brandis Moore, second year medical student and health professions scholar, and words of welcome from Dr. J. Bradley Creed, president of Campbell University. 

“Today we are commemorating a very special kind of service,” said Dr. Creed.  “We applaud the service of these to be commissioned. They have followed a call to serve humanity through the discipline and profession of medicine, and now, they are serving all of us through service to their country.” 

The 82nd Airborne Division’s All American Chorus provided special music for the ceremony followed by a keynote address from COL (Dr.) John Lammie, Director of Medical Education at Womack Army Medical Center, who reminded the students of the significance of the words in the oaths they were about to take. 

“Your oath today is about something bigger – something so sacred, really – the idea and the principles that we have, that really undergird the freedom that each of us enjoys, and that each of us is swearing to support and defend.” 

COL Lammie highlighted the role of the words of the oaths connected by “and”. 

“To support ‘and’ defend the Constitution of the United States,…. against all enemies foreign ‘and’ domestic.…to bear true faith ‘and’ allegiance…without any mental reservation,…will weld ‘and’ faithfully discharge…five pairs of words that when they are bridged together really encompass something that can’t be captured in words…its almost beyond description the sacredness of the privilege that it is to serve under our nation’s flag.” 

The ceremony concluded with the graduates being pinned with their rank promotion by friends and family and a benediction by Hamilton Vernon, second year medical student and health professions scholar.

Captain Michael Sumner

 

United States Air Force

  • Captain Robert A. Adams, Internal Medicine Internship/Preliminary Year, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX 
  • Captain Corey A. Sadler, Family Medicine, Elgin Airforce Base, Valparaiso, FL 
  • Captain Jaclyn K. Stacy, Internal Medicine, Keesler Airforce Base, Biloxi, MS

United States Army

  • Captain John C. Bunyasaranand, Traditional Rotating Internship, Tripler Army Medical Center Honolulu, HI 
  • Captain Daren A. Fomin, Dermatology, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD 
  • Captain Wayne J. Lindsay Emergency Medicine, San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX 
  • Captain Jonathan D. Stormer, Traditional Rotating Internship, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI

United States Navy

  • Lieutenant Laura C. Barba, Internal Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, MD 
  • Lieutenant Rosemarie P. Dizon, Family Medicine, Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton, San Diego, CA 
  • Lieutenant Michael A. Sumner, Internal Medicine, Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, MD