MDDF's 10th Medical Regiment is Salute Magazine’s 2013 Unit of the Year

By MAJ (MDDF) Stephen Rice
Maryland Defesne Force Public Affairs
18 March 2014

Salute Magazine has decided to honor the Maryland Defense Force’s 10th Medical Regiment as their 2013 Unit of the Year. This prestigious honor follows the 10th Medical Regiment receiving the Unit of the Month Award for the April-May 2013 issue of Salute Magazine. Winning a unit of the month award automatically entered the 10th Medical Regiment into the unit of the year contest.


After reviewing the merits of active duty, National Guard, and reserve military units from across the United States, Salute Magazine chose the 10th Medical Regiment for their outstanding contributions to the State of Maryland. Johnny Underwood, Manager of the GEICO Military Department commented that, “The professional medical and mental health support the 10th Medical Regiment provides to the residents of Maryland through the Maryland National Guard is truly extraordinary.” “Their superior volunteer service augments existing state and federal health resources that support our troops, which makes them very deserving of this honor.”

Brig. Gen. (MDDF) Stanley L. Minken, shared that “The 10th Medical Regiment works extremely hard to serve the citizens of Maryland and we are very appreciative to receive this national recognition.” “The unit learns from each mission and works diligently to incorporate those lessons into future missions so that we can always provide the best possible health service whenever we are called.” Salute Magazine is a publication found on United States military installations worldwide and serves as an informational resource for our military personnel. Salute Magazine’s Unit of the Month and Year Program is sponsored by GEICO.

The Maryland Defense Force (MDDF) is the State’s uniformed volunteer military unit providing professional and technical assistance to the Maryland Military Department. Established in 1917, the MDDF consists of nearly 450 personnel who perform legal, engineering, finance, medical, chaplain, field support and ceremonial services for the State of Maryland. For more information: www.mddf.maryland.gov.