In 2008, retired Major Tammy Phipps developed the first and only comprehensive driving program in the Department of Defense at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Through this, Tammy has helped hundreds of severely injured veterans gain their independent mobility back. One of these veterans was a Marine by the name of Joshua Himan who was severely injured from an IED while on deployment during Operation Enduring Freedom.

Together, Tammy and Josh created the Driver Rehabilitation Center of Excellence in Fairfax, VA – not only helping Wounded Warriors to find personal mobility solutions but all people with a need for individualized service as well. Tammy was the recipient of a Ralph W. Braun Spirit of Ability award for her dedication and steadfastness to the cause of delivering mobility freedom to so many veterans and other people with disabilities.