Major Stallworth ends COVID-19 mission at MCHD

July 21, 2021

Major Stallworth ends COVID-19 mission at MCHD

MOBILE, Ala. — When Mobile County first began to feel the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Alabama Army National Guard stepped in to embed a medical advisor to the Mobile County Health Department. Assigned to the post on April 20, 2020, was Major James Stallworth.

The selection was a perfect fit. Just prior to being activated, Major Stallworth became a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He has been a Registered Nurse at South Baldwin Regional Medical since 2002.

“I really didn’t know what to expect when I was directed to assist the Mobile County Health Department last year,” said Major Stallworth, who is currently the commander of the Medical Detachment of Alabama. “I had very limited experience with public health, and I was to learn what an asset you are to Mobile County and the surrounding areas.

“I really appreciate your patience, guidance, and expertise. This has been one of the most beneficial and meaningful deployments that I have ever had.”

Major Stallworth’s tour with MCHD came to a close on Tuesday. Dr. Bernard H. Eichold II, Health Officer of Mobile County, presented the major with a certificate of commendation for his work in helping to stem the spread of COVID-19.

“Major Stallworth is an outstanding soldier and nurse practitioner,” Dr. Eichold said. “He eagerly engaged with various members of the community. He helped with logistics and organized clinical delivery of vaccine to patients.”

Major Stallworth said he plans to start working as a Family Nurse Practitioner soon after leaving active duty.