Influence Score: 31,254
1,483 out of 744,160 Veterans
1,483 out of 744,160 Veterans
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Phillip Trezza grew up in Richmond, Virginia and was eighteen when he enlisted in the United States Army in 2004. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron of the 14th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division out of Ft. Lewis, Washington. He served as the combat medic for 1st platoon, Crazyhorse Troop during operation Joint Task Force North, which is a multi-service operation by the United States Department of Defense for counterdrug and anti-terrorist operations in 2005, as well as Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad and surrounding areas during the “Surge” in 2006 and 2007. Phillip earned several awards for these missions including the Combat Medical Badge for treating wounded during enemy engagements. He was also actively engaged in ground combat during operations in Diwaniyah, Iraq for which the unit earned the Valorous Unit Citation for extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy. In 2008, Phillip moved back to Richmond, Virginia and transitioned into the Army Reserve. Phillip was called back to active duty in October, 2013 for a yearlong mission in support of the Department of Defense and the Department of Veteran Affairs in Seattle, Washington. The mission focused on reviewing and improving the processes involved with completing Veteran disability claims. There was a great deal of congressional pressure to eliminate the backlog of claims. Phillip’s team was able to reduce the amount of time it took to transfer documents and files by 80% in only five months. Upon return to Richmond in 2014, Phillip served as the non commissioned officer in charge of the Army Reserve’s 7202nd Medical Support Unit for two years and currently serves in the 7457th Medical Backfill Battalion. Phillip is also employed by the state of Virginia as the program analyst for the Department of Veteran Services’ Military Medics and Corpsmen Program, which assists medically trained transitioning service members to gain employment in the civilian healthcare field. Phillip holds a Bachelor’s of Arts in Political Science and is currently pursuing his MBA.
Apr 2008 - Sep 2016
Medic, Squad Leader, PSG, NCOIC
I served with this medical unit for 8 years and ended up holding every enlisted leadership position during my tenure and had the honor to lead the unit in the NCOIC position for 2 years.
Oct 2013 - Oct 2014
Led a team that managed the crossover of information and documentation between the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense in order to process military retirement and VA disability claims at the Disability Rating Activity Site (DRAS) in Seattle. This was in support of the Integrated Disability Evaluation System. We used the Safe Access File Exchange (SAFE) computer system to transfer over 50,000 pieces of information between the Physical Evaluation Boards (PEB) across the country to the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA). We helped to reduce the backlog of disability claims by 44% between March 2013-2014 and reduced the amount of time it took to review and transfer documents by 80% in the first 5 months of the project.
Nov 2004 - Apr 2008
I served as a medic for the greatest group of guys out there.
Deployments(1 year, 4 months)
Jun 2006 - Sep 2007
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Platoon Medic, 1st Platoon, C Troop, 1-14CAV, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.
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