by Staff Sgt. Brittany Liddon
6th Air Mobility Wing public affairs
3/27/2015 - MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- In
February, the office of the Air Force Surgeon General released the Air
Force Medical Service 2014 annual award winners, and one of MacDill's
own was on the list: Capt. Rohin Kasudia, 6th Medical Group Satellite
Pharmacy officer in charge.
Kasudia, a Chicago, Illinois native, won the Biomedical Specialist, company grade officer of the year category.
"When I found out that I had won, I was definitely super excited and was
humbled because I didn't actually think I would win at the Air Force
level," said Kasudia.
The Biomedical Specialist award package included his time as the 6th MDG executive and at the Satellite Pharmacy.
During this time, Kasudia was the first responder in a major vehicle
accident and saved a life by stabilizing the patient for transport. He
led the Department of Defense benchmark drug return program to become
number one in the Air Mobility Command. He also revamped the civilian
prescription process and saved the 6th MDG $2 million.
Kasudia credits his mentors, supervisors, and pharmacy teams for the opportunity to compete for these awards.
"I am grateful to the mentors and supervisors that I had because they
afforded me the opportunities to grow and the support from my teams"
Col. Kevin Franke, 6th MDG commander, wrote the award package for Kasudia.
"As a commander, it's great to see outstanding individuals recognized
for their efforts," said Franke. "Specifically to see Capt. Kasudia
excel in all the demands of his duties, extend himself in strategic
planning for the Medical Group and take on additional leadership in his
professional organization is truly awesome."