In the Military
STAFF SGT. JEREMY CRISP / U.S. ARMY
Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr., the top medical officer in Iraq, reaffirms his officer's oath July 28 after his promotion to his current rank at the Al Faw Palace in Baghdad.
Top US medical officer in Iraq credits Saint Louis mentor
Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr., a 1975 Saint Louis School graduate, is the top medical officer in Iraq serving as the Multinational Force -- Iraq and Multinational Corps -- Iraq surgeon. He received his first star on July 28. Watching his promotion ceremony at Al Faw Palace on Camp Victory in Baghdad by a video teleconference call from Fort Bragg, N.C., were several family members, including his wife Lorraine, son Joe and daughter Amanda. Caravalho is the son of Agnes and Joseph Caravalho Sr. and grew up in Kaneohe.
Caravalho, who is an Army Ranger and Special Forces soldier, attributed his success to Brother William Farrell, who at Saint Louis School told Caravalho he could be anything he wanted to be. "That's the first time anyone said anything like that to me," Caravalho said in an Army news release.
"In the Military" was compiled from wire reports and other sources by reporter Gregg K. Kakesako
, who covers military affairs for the Star-Bulletin. He can be reached by phone at 294-4075 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org