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Alan M. Steinman


AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Peace Time Awards

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Coast Guard Distinguished Service Medal to Rear Admiral Alan M. Steinman, United States Coast Guard, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service in a position of great responsibility to the Government of the United States as Director of Health and Safety, U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, from July 1993 to July 1997. Rear Admiral Steinman sagely guided the Coast Guard health care delivery system to maturity, and through internal and external accreditation, improved the quality of care in Coast Guard clinics, such that patient satisfaction is at the highest level ever. Rear Admiral Steinman's proactive leadership was critical in enabling full Coast Guard partnership in the Department of Defense's plans to launch its new managed health care plan, TRICARE. Demonstrating astute foresight, he ensured that the American Medical Association's "Guide to you Family's Symptoms" was provided to all Coast Guard active duty members, Reservists, and civilian personnel. This initiative provided health care beneficiaries with a comprehensive self-care medical reference, and concurrently avoided unnecessary health care costs. Rear Admiral Steinman was the catalyst behind the transfer of the Food Service program to the Health Services program, wherein he integrated wellness and nutrition initiatives into food preparation and advocated significantly improved training opportunities and professionalism in the Food Service Specialist rating. As the chief proponent for safety in the Coast Guard, Rear Admiral Steinman actively championed significant system modifications to aircraft and vessels to eliminate identified safety hazards. He defined measurement criteria to objectively evaluate the safety of Coast Guard vessel and aircraft operations, and exported that training to the international maritime arena. Overall, his direct efforts in the health and safety arena saved lives, minimized damage, and provided healthier living conditions. The result is a Coast Guard work force that is safer and healthier than ever before. Rear Admiral Steinman's leadership, dedication, and devotion to duty are most heartily commended and are in keeping with the highest traditions of the United States Coast Guard.

Action Date: July 1993 - July 1997

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Rear Admiral

Legion of Merit

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(Citation Needed) - SYNOPSIS: Rear Admiral Alan M. Steinman, United States Coast Guard, was awarded the Legion of Merit for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States.

Service: Coast Guard

Rank: Rear Admiral