Former ConnAPA President Shepard Stone was recently promoted to the rank of Colonel in the Connecticut Army National Guard. He is the first PA in Connecticut to hold this rank. As a Deputy Commander and State Aviation Medicine Officer, Colonel Stone plays a leading role in the medical readiness of the CT National Guard. Stone joined the Army in 1969, first joining the Guard as a PA in 1977. He served for four years before making the change to the Army Reserve. He rejoined the Guard in 1992 where he has served ever since.
He has worked at Yale-New Haven Hospital for 30 years in the Deaprtment of Anesthesia. In addition to his clinical responsibilities, he is a well respected teacher and an eagerly sought after precepter by PA students and others. He holds the title of Associate Clinical Professor of Anesthesiology in the Yale University School of Medicine.
In a recently held promotion ceremony at the CT State Armory, attended by many of his fellow officers and friends, Colonel Stone (on the right) was pinned with his new insignia by Assistant Adjutant General for the Army, General Steven Scorzato.