CAPTION:Larry Cohen, Chairman and Chief Customer Advocate at Benco Dental, is presented with the Certificate of Appreciation for Patriotic Civilian Service by Major Rick Coslett, D.M.D. on behalf of the Department of the Army July 31 at the Pittston, Pennsylvania home office of Benco Dental.
U.S. servicemen, servicewomen and NATO troops under the care of Major Rick Coslett, D.M.D. received a gift of innovative provisions at The Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. This past January, dental supplies and equipment requested by Major Coslett arrived in record time courtesy of Benco Dental Chairman and Chief Customer Advocate, Larry Cohen. Six months later on July 31, in Pittston, Pennsylvania, Major Coslett returned the favor with an unexpected presentation to the troops’ benefactor on his home base.
“I cannot express in words how grateful we are here to have such great American patriots as those who make up Benco Dental,” said Major Coslett, a Shavertown, Pennsylvania, resident who, after serving his community as a dentist for 24 years, elected at age 51 to serve his country on August 28, 2009. After receiving a direct commission and obtaining the rank of Major, based on his civilian experience in the dental field, Major Coslett, served three mobilizations as a U.S. Army Dental Corp Reservist: the first in 2011, at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin; the second, in 2012, with the 94th Combat Support Hospital in Afghanistan, and third in 2014, with the 912th Dental Company, in Afghanistan. Continue reading