Patient Advocate—Nurse Corps Officer new Army Surgeon General

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With the mess at Walter Reed and the unsurprising resignation of Lieutenant General Kevin Kiley, the Army’s new (interim) top medical officer is Major General Gale Pollock, Nurse Corps.

Here is the educational portion of her bio from the AMEDD website:



Maj. Gen. Gale S. Pollock became the U.S. Army Deputy Surgeon General in October 2006. Pollock received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland. She attended the U.S. Army Nurse Anesthesia Program and is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA). She received her Master of Business Administration from Boston University; a Master’s in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University, a Master’s in National Security and Strategy from the National Defense University, and an honorary Doctorate of Public Service from the University of Maryland. She is also a Fellow in The American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).


Her military bio is just as impressive.

Although this is a temporary position, it is the first time a Nurse Corps officer has held the office of Army Surgeon General. I am excited to see what she does with the leadership opportunity that has been presented to her.

Nursing is as much about patient advocacy as it is about caring for someone’s physical needs. The soldiers who have sacrificed so much for our country have needed someone to shake things up and say ‘enough is enough.’ MG Pollock has the chance to do what we do best: protect our patients.

Lead from the front MG Pollock. . .Lead from the front.

*hat tip ventl8*

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