Captain Mike Sagman was awarded the U.S. Army Medal for Meritorious Service by the Secretary of the Army in Washington, D.C. on September 4, 1975.
Captain Sagman received the award “for meritorious service as a General Dentistry Officer, Dental Company, United States Army Medical Activity, Fort Knox, Kentucky, from 21 August 1973 through 4 September 4 1975”.
According to the citation…
“Captain Sagman’s interest in the successful application of the TEAM dentistry concept and efforts on behalf of the Dental Therapy Assistant Training Programs exemplified the highest ideals of the health care professions.
“Through his dedication and devotion to duty, he contributed immeasurably to the overall successful mission of the Dental Company.
“Captain Sagman’s exemplary performance of duty reflects great credit upon himself, the Army Medical Department and the United States Army.”
The Meritorious Service Medal is a military award presented to members of the United States Armed Forces who have distinguished themselves by outstanding meritorious achievement or acts of heroism in the line of duty.
The Meritorious Service Medal was previously awarded as a decoration for achievement during peacetime.
However, since September 2001, this decoration may also be bestowed in lieu of the Bronze Star Medal for meritorious achievement in a designated combat theater.
Captain Mike Sagman received an honorable discharge from the U.S. Army Dental Corps on September 5, 1975. He remained a member of the U.S. Army Reserve until he had completed 6 years of combined active and inactive duty.