About Keith Patrick Westphalia

A military officer (US Army, Retired), cleric, and sanitarian-scientist; Keith Patrick Steinhurst (von und zu Westfallen)’s multi-disciplinary academic and professional preparation and experiences integrate many content areas and include, among other honors, the earned academic degrees of: Doctor of Medicine, Master of Education, and Bachelor of Science; diplomae from various Military Schools (US) and Government Agencies (US); as well as certificates from various Professional, Religious, and International Bodies (US, UK, Canada, and Vatican). Recognized for exceptional achievement and service, his personal military awards include: the Meritorious Service Medal (US); the Army Commendation Medal (US); the Medal for Civilian Achievement (US); and the US Army Chemical Corps Regiment’s Honorable Order of the Dragon. His military service decorations include: the National Defense Service Medal (US, two awards); the Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals (US); the Reserve Forces Service Medal with “M” device for Mobilization (US); and the Army Service Ribbon (US). Foreign insignia include the Chevalier’s Cross (Class IV) of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Sylvester, Pope and Martyr and the Collar of a Gentleman of His Holiness as a Noble and Patrician of Rome, granted in the Name of the Sovereign Pontiff, Benedict XVI, by the Vatican. A Roman Catholic Cleric and Prelate of the Latin Rite for the Anglican-Use, in religious service he is styled “Reverend Monsignor” as a direct report to the Vatican Secretariat of State, holding the benefice of Chaplain in the rank of Honorary Protonotary Apostolic and Prefect for extraordinary Pontifical Honors and Appointments, to His Eminence +Angelo Cardinal Sodano, Secretary of State-emeritus, and Dean of the College of Cardinals. His memberships include: Fellow of the American Academy of Urgent Care Medicine; the Alpha Tau Omega Fraternity; the Beta Beta Beta Society; the Solar System Ambassador Program for the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory; and the US Army Chemical Corps Regiment. He is married to Her Excellency, Alicia Gabriela, Countess Tomasella, Dame of the Pontifical Equestrian Order of St. Sylvester, Pope and Martyr, Noble and Patrician of Rome; and has three daughters, the Lady’s: Grace Diana (15), Clara Abigayle (13), and Giovanna Seraphine (12).


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