Patricia L. Conard, PhD, RN, is an endowed professor at the Carolyn McKelvey School of Nursing. University of Arkansas in Fort Smith.
Michael J. Keller, PhD, RN, FACHE, is the Perioperative Services Manager, Lubbock VA Out Patient Clinic, Lubbock, Texas and Colonel, U.S. Army (Ret).
Myrna L. Armstrong, EdD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is a Nursing Consultant and Professor Emerita, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center, Lubbock, Texas, and Colonel U.S. Army (Ret).
This article is a final salute to the late Dr. (CMDR, USN Ret.) Rey Conard for his faithful duty, honor, and love of country during his encompassing 28 years of military service and multiple deployments.
The authors declare no conflicts of interest.
Address for correspondence: Michael J. Keller, PhD, RN, FACHE, Lubbock Outpatient Clinic, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, 3510 4th Street, Lubbock, TX 79415 ([email protected]).