Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of September 16, 2010

Teri Glass

Sen. Kaufman Recognizes Great Federal Employee, Teri Glass

Last night, winners for eight awards were announced by the Partnership for Public Service, a leading nonprofit, nonpartisan organization. Federal employees embody:  citizenship, hard work, a willingness to take risks, perseverance, intellect, and humility.  All nine of this year’s awardees exemplify these qualities.

The winner of this year’s National Security and International Affairs Medal led a U.S. Army team at Fort Detrick, Maryland, that developed a new kind of medical kit to help troops wounded by roadside bombs.  In Iraq and Afghanistan, improvised explosive devices – or “IEDs” – have been used to target our soldiers and have caused many casualties.  Teri Glass and her team created a unique medical evaluation kit that has allowed medics in the field to transport wounded troops more safely and efficiently to hospitals.  This has significantly raised the survival rate for soldiers wounded by IEDs.   The kit Teri and her team developed can convert a range of non-ambulance vehicles into medical evacuation vehicles in less than a minute, using a foldable litter, a rear-facing attendant seat, and a lift system.  When not in use, all of it collapses into a portable container the size of a suitcase and can fit in the back of a vehicle.  Commanders in the field have credited this device as saving the lives of countless service members. 

Read Sen. Kaufman's full remarks on the 2010 Service to America Medal Winners HERE

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