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News | July 29, 2021

BAMC medic competes for MEDCOM Best Leader title

By Lori Newman

A Brooke Army Medical Center combat medic is one of 16 Soldiers competing in the U.S. Army Medical Command 2021 Best Leader Competition July 25-30, on the Island of Oahu, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Army Staff Sgt. Edward Nelan, a BAMC Soldier Recovery Unit squad leader from the Quad Cities region in Illinois, was selected to represent Regional Health Command-Central in the year’s competition.

“Staff Sgt. Nelan is living proof that Army medicine is Army strong!” said BAMC SRU Army Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Camacho. “He’s already proven his technical expertise providing competent and compassionate leadership to his Soldiers in recovery and their families. Now competing at the Army Medical Command Best Leader Competition, he is demonstrating his tactical craft as a Soldier.”

The Best Leader Competition is designed to promote “esprit de corps” throughout the Army while recognizing Soldiers and noncommissioned officers who demonstrate commitment to the Army values and embody the Warrior Ethos. The competition recognizes those Soldiers demonstrating superb military bearing and communication skills, knowledge of various military subjects and the ability to perform a variety of Soldier/Warrior skills above their peers.

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