RECOGNIZING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF REAR ADMIRAL PAMELA M. SCHWEITZER; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 125
(Extensions of Remarks - July 25, 2018)

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[Extensions of Remarks]
[Pages E1065-E1066]
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  RECOGNIZING THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF REAR ADMIRAL PAMELA M. SCHWEITZER

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                           HON. PAUL A. GOSAR

                               of arizona

                    in the house of representatives

                        Wednesday, July 25, 2018

  Mr. GOSAR. Mr. Speaker, it is my pleasure to stand today to recognize 
the distinguished career of a remarkable constituent of mine, Rear 
Admiral Pamela A. Schweitzer. Rear Admiral Schweitzer is retiring after 
proudly serving her country for nearly 30 years.
  After receiving her Bachelor's degree in biology in Biological 
Sciences from California State University Fullerton, Rear Admiral 
Schweitzer went on to earn a Doctor of Pharmacy from University of 
California San Francisco and an Ambulatory Care/Administrative 
Residency at University of California Irvine Medical Center. She is a 
Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist, and currently serves as 
Executive Master of Health Administration Program at the University of 
Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy.
  On August 7, 2014 Rear Admiral Schweitzer was appointed to be the 
first female Chief Professional Officer of Pharmacy for the United 
States Public Health Service. As Chief Pharmacy Officer, Rear Admiral 
Schweitzer was

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responsible for providing leadership and coordination of USPHS pharmacy 
programs and professional affairs for the Office of the Surgeon General 
and the Department of Health & Human Services.
  While serving her country, Rear Admiral Schweitzer worked in a 
variety of roles including, progressing in leadership responsibilities 
in the Indian Health Service, the Veterans Administration, as well as 
the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. She made an indelible 
mark within each of these organizations, which is a testament to her 
strong dedication to public service.
  Rear Admiral Schweitzer has been recognized for her leadership 
contributions many times. These recognitions include receiving the 
National Council for Prescription Drug Programs Champion Award in 2017, 
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists William Zelmer Lecture 
Award in 2016, the University of California San Francisco Alumni Award 
in 2015, American Pharmacists Association Distinguished Federal 
Pharmacist Award in 2014, IHS Senior Pharmacist of the Year Award in 
2013 and the USPHS Mary Louise Anderson Leadership Award in 2012.
  Rear Admiral Schweitzer will always be remembered as someone who put 
her country and the well-being of others above all else. She will be 
greatly missed and I wish her the best in her retirement on behalf of a 
grateful nation.

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