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Lieutenant Colonel Amy Thompson, the Division Surgeon for the 101st Airborne Division. The 101st Airborne Division is one of the Army’s most storied units, having played critical roles during World War II on D-Day, the Battle of the Bulge, and other history changing moments. The 101st is currently located at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, but its units are deployed all around the world.
LTC Thompson is a board-certified pediatrician with a fellowship in adolescent medicine, focused on young adults. As she notes in the podcast, more than half of the Army is under 25, so her specialty is actually perfect for her mission of taking care of soldiers. As you listen to LTC Thompson’s story, you will be struck by the level of commitment she has demonstrated to her mission of taking care of soldiers, volunteering to serve in challenging and dangerous environments when she could easily choose to remain in a hospital or clinic. In the podcast the themes of mission, service, and endurance repeat, and we conclude with a discussion of servant leadership.
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Co-produced by University of New Hampshire College of Health and Human Services (UNH CHHS) and Northern New England Association of Healthcare Executives (NNEAHE).
Thompson, A. "LTC Amy Thompson, Division Surgeon, 101st Airborne Division." Interview by Marc Bonica. Podcast. Health Leader Forge, 15 Jan. 2020. Web. https://soundcloud.com/healthleaderforge/ltc-amy-thompson-division-surgeon-101st-airborne/