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Colonel Melissa Hoffman '91

Distinguished Alumni Achievement award recipient

Colonel and Deputy Chief
Army Nurse Corps, United States Army
"York College gave me a great foundation on which to grow. The Nursing program at York was, and is, top-notch and I feel this foundation has set me up for success and given me the confidence to advance to the highest levels."

Current City: Alexandria, VA

YCP Degree: BS Nursing

Spartan Snapshots

  • Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Health and Medical-Surgical Nursing
  • Earned her Master of Science degree in Nursing from George Mason University and a Master of Strategic Studies from the United States Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania
  • Member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and has earned the following awards and decorations:
    • Meritorious Service Medal (7OLC)
    • Army Commendation Medal (5OLC)
    • Army Achievement Medal (3OLC)
    • National Defense Service Ribbon
    • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
    • Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal (2 campaign stars)
    • Korea Defense Medal
  • Military education includes the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms, and Services Staff School, and the Army War College
  • Previous assignments include Clinical Staff Nurse, General Surgery, Urology/Ophthalmology and Assistant Head Nurse, Organ Transplant Unit, Walter Reed Army Medical Center; Head Nurse, Primary Care Division, Kirk United States Army Health Clinic, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; ROTC Nurse Counselor along with positions at 21st Combat Support Hospital, 121 General Hospital in Korea and, most recently, Chief Nursing Officer at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center

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