Col.(P) Barbara Holcomb was recently promoted to Brigadier General June 6 at Joint Base San Antonio- Fort Sam Houston. Brig. Gen. Holcomb will now serve as the U.S. Army Forces Command Surgeon. Holcomb most recently served as the commander of Landstuhl Regional Medical Center. This is the first time in Army Medicine history that there have been Army Nurse Corps general officers at the three-star, two-star, and one-star grades simultaneously. (Photo by Fran Trachta)
Col. Patrick D. Sargent was promoted June 14, 2013 to the rank of Brigadier General replacing Brig. Gen. Cho as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations, U.S. Army Medical Command. Pictured from left to right are - Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Brig. Gen. Patrick Sargent and Sherry Sargent. (Courtesy photo)
Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho became the first female and first nurse to become surgeon general of the Army Dec. 7, 2011. On that date she was promoted to the rank of lieutenant general and became the 43rd surgeon general of the Army by U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, in a ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington, Va. Horoho had previously commanded the Army Nurse Corps since 2008, when she received a rare two-grade promotion from colonel to major general...
A team of medics led by Cpl. Eric Smith, assigned to the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, prepare to transport a “casualty” through a culvert during the best medic competition this week. The annual event pits candidates against one another to earn a chance to compete in a national competition held at Fort Sam Houston. Photo by Capt. Michael Greenberger
Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, U.S. Army surgeon general and commander, U.S. Army Medical Command, addresses Tripler Army Medical Center staff during a town hall while on a recent visit to Pacific Regional Medical Command staff and facilities in Honolulu. (Photo by Soraya Robello)
Lt. Annie G. Fox was the first woman to receive the Purple Heart for combat. She served as the chief nurse in the Army Nurse Corps at Hickam Field during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941.