The medical director for Tucson Medical Center’s wound care services has been selected to participate in the Davis-Monthan Air Force Base Honorary Commander Program.
Dr. Michael Lavor has been invited to serve as the Honorary Commander for the 355th Aerospace Medicine Squadron for a two-year term.
The program allows community leaders from around Tucson to work more closely with the U.S. Air Force at Davis-Monthan. Through participation in base events and tours, Honorary Commanders are offered the opportunity to increase their awareness and understanding of the base and its diverse missions in order to better connect the local community with Davis-Monthan’s military community.
“When selecting Honorary Commanders, we look for key, influential community or business leaders who represent a broad cross-section of the local community,” said Nicole Dalrymple, chief of community engagement for the 355th Fighter Wing Public Affairs Office. “Dr. Lavor has already been working with the base on the Air Force Community Partnership program and we are looking forward to building on that relationship.”
Dr. Lavor, who had many years of experience in vascular and trauma surgery prior to becoming involved in wound care, completed a medical deployment with the U.S. Navy in Afghanistan from September 2012 through April 2013. He was honored to serve, he said, to give something back.
“I’m looking forward to working more closely again with these extraordinary men and women who make our world a safer place,” Dr. Lavor said. “I am humbled at being selected for this program, and honored to be part of building support for those who sacrifice for the rest of us.”