The son of a longtime Payson couple has won a Meritorious Service Medal from the Secretary of Defense for his contributions to the treatment of combat injuries.
Navy Captain David R. Street, Jr.’s award recognized his “exceptionally meritorious service.”
Captain Street’s active duty naval service spans nearly 22 years as a licensed psychologist and designated naval medical flight officer. His recently decorated service was as program director for medical preparedness for the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 2009-2011.
His citation reads that his “science leadership contributed remarkably to the modernization of military medicine” and will “enlarge the evidence-based clinical toolbox to prevent or mitigate complex trauma in combat injuries” and that his “distinctive service accomplishments reflect great credit upon himself, the United States Navy, and the Office of the Secretary of Defense,” signed by the Honorable Mr. Leon Panetta.
Captain Street currently serves as the deputy director for the office of strategy management on the staff of the Surgeon General of the Navy. His additional personal military decorations include the Navy Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), the Navy Commendation Medal (five awards), the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal (two awards), the Navy Expert Pistol Marksman Medal, the Navy Rifle Marksman ribbon, and the Meritorious Unit Commendation ribbon (two awards).
Captain Street is the son of Dr. and Mrs. David Street and married to Mrs. Carol Suzane Felix Street formerly of Florence. Captain and Mrs. Street reside in Fairfax, Va. and have one daughter, Erin, who is an assistant English language teacher for the Japanese English Exchange Teaching program in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.