Title: Deputy Commander of Clinical Services
Company: Weed Army Community Hospital
Location: Fort Irwin, California, United States
Luis Rivero, Deputy Commander of Clinical Services at the Weed Army Community Hospital, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in military medical service and aerospace medicine.
As the deputy commander of clinical services with the Weed Army Community Hospital since 2019, Dr. Rivero has more than 25 years of professional experience to his credit. In 1990, he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology at Georgetown University and subsequently graduated from the University of Central Caribbean School of Medicine with an MD, cum laude, in 1994. In 2005, Dr. Rivero earned a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, and in 2007 he completed his residency in aerospace medicine at the Naval Aerospace Medical Institute. Serving to the rank of colonel in the United States Army since 1990, he has contributed extensively to scientific papers and professional journals and is the primary author of a research paper.
Dr. Rivero is currently a military medical review officer, a post he has held since 2017 and has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Military Medicine since 2016. From 2016 to 2019, he was a command surgeon with the United States Army Cadet Command in Fort Knox, Kentucky, and from 2013 to 2016 he served as a command surgeon in the Special Operations Command South at Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida. Dr. Rivero was named Aerospace Medicine Specialist of the Year in 2009 by the Society of US Army Flight Surgeons and has been the recipient of numerous military honors, including a Legion of Merit Medal in 2019, a Superior Unit Award, a Humanitarian Service Medal, a NATO Medal, and a Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, among myriad further recognitions. Dr. Rivero attributes his success to his hard work and commitment to service, as well as to the support of his family. In the coming years, he plans to retire from military service and pursue his interest in space, potentially transitioning to a role as a flight surgeon or aerospace specialist with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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