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MG Gale S. Pollock

Superintendents and Chiefs of the Army Nurse Corps

MG Gale S. Pollock

Chief, United States Army Nurse Corps
26 July 2004 - 26 July2008

MG Gale S. Pollock received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Maryland, a Master of Business Administration from Boston University, a Master in Healthcare Administration from Baylor University, and a Master in National Security and Strategy from the National Defense University. MG Pollock also attended the U.S. Army Nurse Anesthesia Program and is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) and a Fellow in The American College of Healthcare Executives.

MG Pollock's military education includes Senior Service College at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces; the U.S. Air Force War College; the Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, the Military Health System CAPSTONE program, the Principles of Advanced Nurse Administrators, and the NATO Staff Officer Course.

MG Pollock's past military assignments include Special Assistant to the Surgeon General for Information Management and Health Policy; Commander, Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, GA; Commander, U.S. Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Drum, New York; Staff Officer, Strategic Initiatives Command Group for the Army Surgeon General; Department of Defense (DoD) Healthcare Advisor to the Congressional Commission on Servicemembers and Veterans Transition Assistance; Health Fitness Advisor at the National Defense University; Senior Policy Analyst in Health Affairs, DoD; and Chief, Anesthesia Nursing Service at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.

MG Pollock's awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal, and the Army Achievement Medal. She earned the coveted Expert Field Medic Badge, and is proud to wear the Parachutist Badge. She received the Army Staff Identification Badge for her work at the Pentagon. In addition, she earned the German Armed Forces Military Efficiency Badge "Leistungsabzeichen" in gold.