Commander Richard H. Jadick, DO, MC, USN
We are pleased to announce that the 2007 Commencement speaker is
Richard H. Jadick, DO, Commander U.S. Navy.
A native of Abington, PA, CMDR Jadick grew up in Slingerlands, NY and was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps from Ithaca College in 1987. He was commissioned through the ROTC program at Cornell University and his first assignment was as a communications officer with Marine Wing Air Communications Squadron-28 and later served with Marine Air Support Squadron-1, and then as the Adjutant for the Baltimore Military Entrance Processing Station.
CMDR Jadick received his DO degree in 1997 from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYCOM). He complete his surgical internship and residency at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. He saw combat operations in Mosul, Iraq as well as stabilization and anti-terrorism operations in Liberia, Djibouti and Kenya. He assumed the role of the 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade Surgeon and subsequently returned to Iraq for his 2nd tour with the 1st Battalion, 8th Marines and participated in combat operations in Haditha, Rawah, Hit and Fallujah.
Dr. Jadick was president of his NYCOM class. His wife, Melissa, is also a 1997 NYCOM graduate. They reside with their daughter in North Augusta, Georgia where he is a 4th year Urology resident at the Medical College of Georgia.
CMDR Jadick's military awards include: Bronze Star with A Combat V, Meritorious Service Medal(the Bronze Star is the military's fourth highest individual decoration); the Joint Service Commendation Medal; the Navy Commendation Medal; and the Combat Action Ribbon. He has recently authored the book "On Call In Hell".