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Patriot of the Week


Name: Staff Sgt. Angelica M. Bain

Duty Title: Massachusetts Army National Guard Medical Command Health Care Specialist

Hometown: Lowell, Massachusetts

Why I Serve?

The Massachusetts National Guard has enhanced me to be a better member of the community through training, experience and mentorship, all for which I am grateful.

I serve to continue giving back my community and country. The National Guard has given me the opportunity to show my appreciation for the freedoms this country has provided. Throughout the roles I have held in my career, I have been able to serve fellow Soldiers. There has been no greater satisfaction than to serve them and be part a community that shares the same values.

Best Air Force memory:

My best memory are the people I have met along the way that have made my experience in the National Guard one that I will remember for many years. The connections and friendships I have made are my second family. I have had the joy to meet people from all walks of life, all of which I have been able to learn something from.

How does the nominee contribute to your unit’s mission?

Staff Sergeant Angelica Bain is the subject matter expert for the Disability Evaluation System in the Health Support Services Section. She displays exemplary attention to detail in the management of the Medical Evaluation Board and Physical Evaluation Board processes.

She assists Soldiers, units and Medical Readiness noncommissioned officers and provides invaluable guidance to the deputy state surgeon and G1 regarding the Disability Evaluation System process. She has provided detailed DES training to all involved in preparation and processing.

Sergeant Bain works closely with the case management and behavioral health sections for medical profiling and completion of DES packets for submission.

She also maintains close communication with National Guard Bureau Medical Actions Branch and U.S. Army Medical Command Medical Evaluation Board Tracking Office, ensuring quality review and timely submission of DES packets resulting in little to no return of packets for corrections.

Staff Sergeant Bain's performance is beyond what is expected of standard performance for an employee with her responsibilities. (Chief Warrant Officer Three Brian Andrade)