War: War on Terrorism, 2001-2009
Unit: 5010th US Army Hospital; 348th General Hospital; Madigan Army Medical Center; US Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense; Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense
Service Location: Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Fort Lewis, Washington; Saudi Arabia; Fort Meade, Maryland; Louisville, Kentucky; Folsom, Pennsylvania; Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; Falls Church, Virginia; Belize; Korea; Japan; Singapore; Thailand; Germany; Greece; Israel; Portugal; Bahrain; Kuwait; Afghanistan; Netherlands; Kosovo; Poland; Italy
An interest in military history led Colonel Jonathan Newmark, then in his late 30s and practicing medicine as a clinical neurologist, to enlist in the Army Reserve. Little did he know that this decision would result in a second and third career. His time in the Reserves turned into twenty years on active duty in the Army Medical Corps, working in the field of chemical and biological terrorism. An accomplished musician, he used the GI Bill to pursue his lifelong passion for composition, earning a graduate degree from the University of Cincinnati.
We honor you, Jonathan Newmark.