Robert Brutsche Award

Rear Admiral Robert Brutsche was one of the great leaders of the Commissioned Officers Association.  Throughout his long and distinguished career, RADM Brutsche exhibited the finest qualities of service before self.  He was a driving force behind the growth and strength of COA.

The Robert Brutsche Award is given to a COA member who exhibited exceptional commitment to the COA Board of Directors by leadership on projects and/or sustained contributions through committee work, liaison with outside organizations, special initiatives, and exemplary work with COA Local Branches.

The following COA members received the Robert Brutsche Award “For Exceptional Service to the Commissioned Officers Association of the United States Public Health Service:”