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Lt. Col. Beatrice Kearney

Medical Services Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Falls Church, Va.

Lt. Col. Beatrice KearneyLieutenant Colonel Beatrice Kearney was born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Nigeria. She received her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Howard University in 2004 and was commissioned into the Medical Service Corps in 2005. She later received her master’s degree in healthcare administration from Baylor University in 2015.

Lt. Col. Kearney’s previous assignments include medical platoon leader, 75th Area Support Medical Company, Daegu, Korea, and Battalion S1, 168th Area Support Medical Battalion, Daegu, Korea. Lt. Col. Kearney deployed with 2d Stryker Cavalry Regiment out of Vilseck, Germany as the medical operations and logistics officer, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2007-2008. Lt. Col. Kearney then moved to Miesau, Germany, where she took command of B Company, 212th Combat Support Hospital. Upon successful completion of her Company Command, Lt. Col. Kearney was selected as the chief of Integrated Disability Evaluation System at Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia. In 2013, Lt. Col. Kearney was selected for enrollment into the U.S. Army Baylor Master of Health Administration program through the U.S. Army Medical Department’s Long Term Health Education and Training program. She completed her residency with Kaiser Permanente at their Southern California Regional Office in Pasadena, California, where she implemented key projects that achieved cost savings up to $15 million.

In 2016, Lt. Col. Kearney deployed as Task Force Medical - Afghanistan’s chief of clinical operations in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. Upon completion of her deployment, Lt. Col. Kearney returned to San Antonio, Texas as the patient administrator and Patient Administration Department deputy consultant in the U.S. Army Medical Command. At Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, Lt. Col. Kearney served as the 232d Medical Battalion executive officer and as a capability developer with a focus on patient movement for Medical Capability Development Integration Directorate, Army Futures Command. In 2022, Lt. Col. Kearney was selected to serve as chief of the Health Records Management Branch, Healthcare Operations, Defense Health Agency at Falls Church, Virginia. She recently served as the Executive Officer for OTSG/MEDCOM Deputy Chief of Staff, G-3/5/7. Lt. Col. Kearney currently serves as the Interim Director, Defense Health Support Activity.

Awards and decorations that Lt. Col. Kearney has earned include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Army Commendation Medal (3), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (4), and the NATO Medal. Lt. Col. Kearney is also the recipient of the prestigious Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3).

Lt. Col. Kearney’s military education includes: Command and General Staff College, Joint Medical Operations Course; Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute Course; Multi-Domain Operations Course; Capability Development Course; 70H-Operations, Intelligence, and Security Course; 70E-Patient Administration Course; Medical Regulating Officer’s Course; Advanced Healthcare Administration Course; Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Course; Contracting Officer’s Course; and the Health Systems Functional Proponent Course.

Last Updated: June 17, 2024
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