U.S. Ambassador to Thailand, Eric G. John, presented TRICARE representative and case manager, Tiptida (Thida) Suwannadhat, with the Department
of State Franklin Award on May 26, 2010 for providing outstanding support to units participating in multiple joint military exercises. As a Remote TRICARE
Representative and Beneficiary Counseling & Assistance Coordinator stationed at the Joint U.S. Military Assistance Group, Thailand, Thida has regularly
gone beyond the call of duty to educate foreign providers in the nuances TRICARE and willingly worked all hours of the day and night to facilitate our
beneficiaries' access to health care.
The Franklin Award, named for Benjamin Franklin in honor of his distinguished service as a public servant and U.S. diplomat, recognizes the achievements
of individuals in a variety of areas of importance to the Department of State