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RADM Newton E. Kendig Named Assistant Director, Health Services Division, BOP
On 10 August 2006, Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) Director, Mr. Harley G. Lappin, named RADM Newton E. Kendig as Assistant Director of the Health Services Division (HSD), for which he has been serving in an acting capacity for the past 2 years. RADM Kendig will now serve as both Medical Director and HSD Assistant Director for BOP.
Of his selection, Director Lappin stated: "I am very pleased to officially welcome RADM Kendig to the Executive Staff. The agency is privileged to once again have a high-ranking officer from the Public Health Service leading the HSD. RADM Kendig has demonstrated the strong leadership skills and depth of experience needed to continue his track record of achieving success. His accomplishments have already served the agency well, and I fully expect he will continue to effectively guide the staff in the HSD in the years to come."
RADM Kendig is a 1984 graduate of Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Rochester, Strong Memorial Hospital, in 1987, and sub-specialty training in infectious diseases at Johns Hopkins University in 1991 where he subsequently accepted a faculty appointment. He then served as Medical Director of the Maryland Department of Corrections and Public Safety for 5 years.
Under then-Assistant Director, RADM Kenneth P. Moritsugu, RADM Kendig joined BOP in 1996 as Chief of Infectious Diseases. In 1999, Bureau Director, Ms. Kathleen Hawk Sawyer, appointed RADM Kendig as Medical Director of the BOP, and he has served in this capacity from 1999 through the present.
RADM Kendig is the recipient of multiple Public Health Service awards including the Meritorious Service, Outstanding Service, and Commendation medals. He remains a part-time faculty member in infectious diseases with Johns Hopkins University.
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