LTC Hope Williamson-Younce entered the Army in 1983 and achieved enlisted rank of Staff Sergeant before being selected to the Army Enlisted Commissioning Program
(AECP) in 1996. Shortly after she earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Austin Peay State University in Tennessee and was commissioned as a Second
Lieutenant in the Army Nurse Corps. LTC Williamson-Younce also holds a Masters of Science Nursing Degree as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in Trauma, Emergency
and Critical Care with a dual Clinical Nurse Specialist from University of Baltimore in Maryland. LTC Williamson-Younce also holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice
from the University of Miami in Florida.
Upon completion of Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Jackson, SC, LTC Williamson-Younce’s first duty station was 426th S&S Bn, Ft. Campbell, KY. Her enlisted duty assignments include HQ, 2nd Engineer Group, Yonsong, Korea, HHC, 16th CSG, Hanau GE, where she deployed in support of Desert Shield and Desert Storm and finally the Nashville MEPS Station Nashville, TN. After completion of AECP she served as Staff Nurse Cardio-Thoracic, Organ Transplant and Emergency Department at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington D.C. LTC Hope Williamson-Younce then served as Head Nurse, Emergency Department of Dewitt Army Community Hospital in Ft. Belvoir, VA. LTC Williamson-Younce’s next assignment was Ft. Irwin, CA where she served as Chief, Emergency Department and Nurse Practitioner. During this assignment she deployed in support of OIF as OIC of the Advanced Trauma Life Support section, 250th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) and Nurse Practitioner ER, Baghdad, Iraq. Upon return from deployment she served as Clinical Instructor, Army Trauma Training Center in Miami, Florida. Followed by another deployment with the 86th Combat Support Hospital, Ft. Campbell, KY in support of Operation New Dawn, where she served as the Clinical Head Nurse for the EMT section in Baghdad, Iraq and was appointed as the USF-I Theater Consultant for Sexual Assault Prevention and Response. Upon redeployment she served as Nurse Practitioner in Blanchfield Army Community Hospital’s Emergency Care Center and at the Byrd Health Clinic, Ft. Campbell, KY. She was then selected to command the 212th Medical Detachment, Combat and Operational Stress Control at Ft. Campbell, KY. LTC Hope Williamson-Younce’s most recent assignment was Deputy Commander for Nursing at the California Medical Detachment, Presidio of Monterey, CA.
LTC Hope Williamson-Younce’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (five oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Commendation Medal (silver oak leaf cluster), Army Achievement Medal (silver oak leaf cluster and bronze oak leaf cluster), Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), National Defense Service Medal (one bronze star), South West Asia Bronze Star (three stars), Iraq Campaign Medal Combat Service (two bronze stars), GWOT Expeditionary Medal, GWOT Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (numeral two), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (numeral 4), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait), Air Assault Badge and Parachutist Badge.