Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Webster Young, Jr. Promoted to the Rank of Rear Admiral

Academic journal article Journal of Environmental Health

Webster Young, Jr. Promoted to the Rank of Rear Admiral

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Webster Young, Jr., Chief of Staff, Office of the Surgeon General (OSG) was promoted to the rank of Rear Admiral, effective December 1, 1993.

As an active NEHA member, RADM Young was recognized with the 1992 Past President's Award and the 1993 Walter S. Mangold Award, the highest award presented to a NEHA member.

Prior to his position as OSG Chief of Staff, RADM Young served as Chief, Commissioned Corps Management and Policy Staff, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) from March 1989 to September 1992. During this period, he also served as HRSA's Agency Representative to the OSG. Before joining HRSA, he spent 20 years with the Indian Health Service in Arizona, North Dakota, New Mexico, and Maryland.

In February 1980, RADM Young was detailed to Uganda, East Africa, as an environmental health consultant with a primary healthcare team sponsored by AFRICARE, Inc. The 7-member team, requested by the Uganda Ministry of Health, was to develop a primary healthcare model.

RADM Young began his career in public health in 1965 as a sanitarian with the Omaha-Douglas County Health Department. …

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