"Don't simply retire from something; have something to retire to." ~ Harry Emerson Fosdick
Honored to have served my fellow
veterans and active duty military.
Retired April 2012 with 16 years total
active duty military/federal service
to my country,
and 48 years of service to amputees.
"What we have done for ourselves alone dies
Al Pike, CP(E)
American Academy of
Orthotists & Prosthetists
"Do not follow where the path may lead.
"Do not follow where the path may lead.
In addition to clinical prosthetist I was liaison between the medical center and community providers of prostheses and their services.
the role of educator to PM&R physician residents on the subject of prosthetic
rehabilitation of the amputee.
education seminars and workshops conducted by manufactures of high tech
prosthetic components to educate medical center staff and community
prosthetists on new emerging technology to better serve amputee
veterans throughout the state of Minnesota and surrounding area.
· Conducted presentations on prosthetics and the history of prostheses to various military leaders, members of Congress, military service organizations leadership, and other VIP visitors using as a visual aid a collection of prostheses examples dating as far back as the mid 1800s.
With the establishment of the Amputation System of Care in 2008 assumed the responsibility of Prosthetist Consultant for the North Central Region, and appointment to the VA Prosthetics Leadership Board. In this role I communicated directly with the National Program Director of Prosthetic & Orthotic Clinical Services for the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Amputee Rehabilitation Services
President / Clinical Director 1996 - 2005
Consultant - College Park Industries, Inc. 1996-1997
Consultant - IPOS/USA 1998-2001
Consultant - Gerson Lehrman Group 1996 - 2015
Otto Bock Orthopedic Industry
Director of Professional Relations
Director of Advertising & Technical Information
1977 - 1996 (unofficially from 1972)
|Member of upper management of Otto Bock
Orthopedic USA in the day to day operation of the organization.
Technical support, lecturer, and instructor on new prosthetic technologies and prosthetic/orthotic components. Researched new orthotic and prosthetic technologies and techniques, and attended related national & international conferences & meetings as upper management of the organization.
Managed multimedia and marketing department that involved designing video production & photography suite.
Served as legal liaison to various law firms throughout the United States on behalf of Otto Bock Orthopedic and/or their customers in matters involving prosthetic and orthotic product liability. Involved in discovery, depositions, and expert testimony.
Coalition of America
Professional Achievement Award 1998
Advisory Board - 1989/99
Exhibits Chairman - Year 2000 meeting
InMotion - Publications Executive Committee (1999-2001)
VA Prosthetics Leadership Board
Northwestern University - The Feinberg School of Medicine
Aircraft Owners &
Aviation Post 511
Air Force Association
General E. W. Rawlings Chapter
MN Pilots Association
Planes of Fame East (1981-1997)
Executive Committee (Planning and Operations)
Ground Operations Director (Annual AirShow "Air Boss")
Veteran - United States Air Force (SAC)
International Society for Aviation Photography
Flight is freedom in its purest form,
To roll and glide, to wheel and spin,
To leave the earth with its troubles and fly,
Then back to earth at the end of a day,
Should my end come while I am in flight,
Spare me your pity and shrug off the pain,
For each of us is created to die,
— Gary Claud Stokor
“Photography is only a tool for expressing a passion in
Our mission is the accurate portrayal of the amputee in the media,
amputees in amputee roles in movies, and on television.
As well as the authentic representation of prostheses and the professionals who design and fit them.
Amputees In Hollywood LLC was established by Al Pike in 1999.