SAN DIEGO (June 16, 2020) Glenn Custodio, a civilian biomedical technician assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego, performs maintenance on a surgical light at the hospital June 16. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Luke Cunningham)
Story by Seaman Luke Cunningham
Glenn Custodio, a civilian assigned to Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) received the U.S. Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery (BUMED) Civilian Biomedical Technician of the Year award, June 1.
Custodio received the award for his excellence in work product as well as outstanding personhood, and according to those he works with, it’s well deserved.
“Glenn was a clear leader amongst the civilians,” said Lt. Ashley Bianchini, the biomedical repair division officer. “Sometimes you find someone who’s willing to break out and go above and beyond. They’re willing to take on the hard tasks and get the job done, and that’s Glenn.”
The BUMED Civilian Biomedical Technician of the Year award is awarded to one civilian a year Navy-wide. Custodio beat out all other civilian biomedical technicians stateside and overseas, onshore and underway.
“I’m honored,” said Custodio. “I’m humbled that my leadership decided to choose me. I’m going to continue doing what I love, which is to help sailors and other civilians, and make a better shop, as well as a better Navy.”
Custodio said the award was not just for him, but for the entire NMCSD biomedical repair department. He mentioned that receiving this award wouldn’t be possible without the help and support from the whole team.
NMCSD’s mission is to prepare service members to deploy in support of operational forces, deliver high quality health care services and shape the future of military medicine through education, training and research. NMCSD employs more than 6,000 active duty military personnel, civilians, and contractors in Southern California to provide patients with world-class care anytime, anywhere.
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