Tip of the Spear January 2011

Staff Sgt. Carl Hawke is a medical technician assigned to the 442nd MDS. His advanced knowledge and dedicated service to the Air Force Reserves and the members of the 442nd Fighter Wing has earned him the Tip of the Spear for the Medical Squadron. While serving as the supervisor of the wing self-aid and buddy care program, Sergeant Hawke earned the Operations Readiness Exercise 10th Air Force Outstanding Performer Award. Sergeant Hawke built and implemented the 442nd FW’s self-aid and buddy care training plan from the ground up, to ensure the process was maintained and efficiently operated to maximize the worldwide duty status of wing personnel. Sergeant Hawke is instrumental in cardio-pulmonary resuscitation and Heartsaver certification of wing personnel and is certified by the American Heart Association as an instructor trainer and an emergency medical technician for the past 10 years. While not on military duty, Sergeant Hawke is a telemetry technician and CPR instructor for Kindred Hospital, Kansas City, Mo. and a tissue procurement technician for Midwest Transplant Network, minimizing vital valuable time between donors and awaiting recipients. Sergeant Hawke is also active as the regimental medical advisor for the Young Marines organization in Missouri. (U.S. Air Force photo illustration/Staff Sgt. Danielle Wolf)

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