Commander Richard Jadick Speaks to Marketing Innovation Class
Richard Jadick, D.O. is an American Naval surgeon who was awarded the Bronze Star with “Combat V” device for heroic valor in January, 2006. He was credited with saving the lives of 30 Marines and sailors during the Second Battle of Fallujah. Jadick was a lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve, assigned as a battalion surgeon to the 1st Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment of the 2nd Marine Division from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
On October 26th, Dr. Jadick spoke to Dr. Mary Mobley's Product Innovation course about his experiences in Iraq and the Battle of Fallujah. The talk focused on his development of a forward aid station and how this innovation saved hundreds of lives during the fierce battle conditions.
Dr. Jadick attended Bethlehem Central High School in Delmar, New York (just south of Albany). He earned his undergraduate degree in biology from Ithaca College and his degree in Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. He served as communications officer in the Marine Corps prior to joining the Navy. He is currently receiving his residency training in Urology at the Medical College of Georgia.
Commander Jadick is author of On Call in Hell: A Doctor's Iraq War Story.