Critical Care Nurse: Army AMEDD

CPT Samuel Sama, a critical care nurse, talks about working with the best doctors, nurses and technology.
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My name is CPT Samuel Sama. I'm a critical care nurse currently mobilized to Fort Sam Houston, working at Brooke Army Medical Center in the trauma unit.

At the time of 9/11, I was an associate's degree nurse, and I wanted to be able to help. Serving as an Army Nurse Corps Officer is unparalleled to any level of nursing that you can do as a civilian.

I think the care that we offer to our Soldiers is the best that you can offer. I wanted to be in a position to help not only my country but serve those that help serve us. And being an Army Nurse Corps Officer give me that, that great opportunity. And, it's very humbling.

I think morale among the AMEDD corps is very high. We work very well together. We work with the best doctors, the best nurses, the best aides. We are highly trained, so we have the best technology, so we provide the best care for our Soldiers.

My wife's name is Adelia. Our first daughter is Lyndie. Our second daughter is Emily. And my youngest, which is four, is Samantha.

Currently, my daughter is here with me on my mobilization. Uh, she attends high school here while I'm mobilized.

And some of the fun things that we do, we actually go to the library on weekends. We come here on post and we utilize the gym. We go bowling. We go shopping.

Being in the Army Nurse Corps has not only provided me with the ability to gain exceptional nursing skills but also exceptional leadership skills.