Passing of Dr. Manifold
It is with a heavy heart and overwhelming sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Con10gency’s Medical Director and close friend, Brigadier General Craig Manifold, D.O.
Dr. Manifold devoted his life to serving his family, nation, and community. Throughout his lifetime of service, Dr. Manifold was instrumental in the development and oversight of numerous pre-hospital care initiatives, including the Law Enforcement Tactical Medicine Program and The C.A.L.M. Approach. Dr. Manifold served on many professional boards and committees where he volunteered countless hours of service in support of the advancement of the EMS profession.
Dr. Manifold served as the EMS Medical Director for many ground, helicopter, critical care, tactical, fire-based, third service, hospital-based, private, and not-for-profit agencies in Bexar County and South Texas, including San Antonio Police Department Tactical Medical team and Bulverde Spring Branch EMS. He also served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Health Sciences, School of Health Professions at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
His career in emergency medicine started as a volunteer EMT Firefighter in his hometown of Stewartstown, PA. He enlisted as a medic in the US Air Force and transitioned to aeromedical evacuation instructor duties. He attended the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and continued his training in Emergency Medicine with his internship at Wilford Hall Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas and his residency with the Joint Military Medical Center Emergency Medicine Residency in San Antonio, Texas. After service with the US Air Force and deployments, including OPERATIONS Southern Watch, Noble Eagle, and Enduring Freedom, he transitioned to civilian emergency medicine in San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Manifold served as EMS Committee Chair, American College of Emergency Physicians; EMS Medical Directors Committee, Governors EMS and Trauma Advisory Committee (GETAC); and on several committees with the South Texas Regional Advisory Council (STRAC). Dr Manifold is also a board member of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT). General Manifold continued his military service as Joint Surgeon (Senior Physician) for the Texas National Guard until his retirement.
Our deepest condolences go out to his family, friends, and colleagues. Dr. Manifold will be truly missed, but his legacy will live on.