Rising Star Louis Carrion
Name: Louis David Carrion
Organization: General Dynamics Information Technology
Title: Medical Communication for Combat Casualty Care (MC4) Iraq region lead
Nominated for: Fielding the Army’s MC4 program to all 13 Air Force facilities throughout the war zone in Iraq. Coordinated the network installation command infrastructure, trained providers on MC4 best practices and cleared all hurdles to deployment.
First IT mentor: My brother, Pete Carrion, was my first IT mentor. His successful career in IT management and his thoughtful encouragement inspired my choice to become an IT professional.
Latest accomplishment: I am extremely proud of the great team that we have in Iraq. Through their hard work and dedication, they accomplish the mission to support the creation of electronic health records, providing expert training and technical support to deployed caregivers every day. The team is the integral component to the success of the MC4 program, and it is a great honor to care for their safety and witness their achievements.
Career highlight: Leading the mission to initially set up MC4 systems at the combat support hospital in Abu Ghraib, Iraq, in 2005. We faced enormous challenges to provide training, configure hardware, rewire buildings and connect networks to the outer locations. Along with MC4's Kent Wells and Richard Sauceda, we worked nonstop with the unit’s communications personnel and the hospital staff members to ensure the success of the mission to allow for the creation and transmission of electronic medical records for detainee care.
Favorite bookmark: MC4 SharePoint portal
Dream non-IT-related job: College professor
The annual Rising Star awards are presented by the 1105 Government Information Group, publisher of Federal Computer Week, GCN and Washington Technology, to public and private sector employees in the federal IT community who have gone above and beyond their job descriptions to make a lasting impact in their organization. See all the 2009 Rising Star award winners.