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Robert Vince Hawley, CPT, VC, recently received the Army Veterinary Corps Above and Beyond Award. Capt. Hawley, DVM, graduated from OSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine in 2003. He is currently stationed at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey.
According to Capt. Hawley, each commander selects their number one captain or clinic. Each number one goes before a board comprised of most of the Veterinary Corps Colonels. The board then selects a world wide winner.
“It’s like saying this is the number one veterinarian for the Army,” explains Capt. Hawley. “This year it was me. I’m so excited.”
Capt. Hawley will now attend a Ways and Means Committee meeting in San Antonio, Texas, in September to shape the future of Army Veterinary Medicine. He is the only overseas veterinarian who will be in attendance.
“Captain Hawley impressed us with his strong work ethic, devotion to learning, and outstanding interpersonal skills during veterinary college,” recalls Dr. Michael Lorenz, professor and dean of the Center for Veterinary Health Sciences. “I am not surprised that he won the award. We are very pleased with his recognition and very proud that he is a ‘Cowboy Veterinarian’.”
Capt. Hawley has one more year to serve abroad before he and his family return to the United States.