An official website of the United States government
Here's how you know
A .mil website belongs to an official U.S. Department of Defense organization in the United States.
A lock (lock ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .mil website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

News & Gallery


News | May 12, 2021

BAMC dedicates auditorium to hospital’s longest-serving civilian

By Elaine Sanchez

With friends, family and a host of former bosses cheering her on, Brooke Army Medical Center dedicated its fourth floor auditorium to Carolyn D. Putnam, the hospital’s longest-serving government civilian, during a ceremony May 11.

The 85-year-old commander’s secretary has been a civil servant for 66 years, with 61 of those years at BAMC.

“Ms. Putnam embodies the character and dedication of the very best our nation has to offer, and is a shining example to all Americans,” wrote John E. Whitely, acting Secretary of the Army, in his dedication approval memo. “She has earned a place of honor in U.S. Army history.”

Full Story
Need to Update Your Information in DEERS? Click Here