Pacific Regional Medical Command
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Col. Colette L. McKinney
Regional Nurse Executive, Pacific Regional Medical Command
Deputy Commander for Nursing, Tripler Army Medical Center

Deputy Commander for Nursing

COL Colette McKinney was commissioned into the U.S. Army in March 1989. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from East Central University of Oklahoma. She also holds a Masters of Science in Adult, Primary Care from the Medical College of Georgia and a Masters in \ Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Her military education includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advance Courses, CAS3, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army War College, the Perioperative Nursing Course and many professional and clinical courses.

COL McKinney is currently the Deputy Commander for Nursing at Tripler Army Medical Center. Her past military assignments include the Deputy Chief Nurse, 47th Combat Support Hospital, JBLM, Deputy Chief Nurse at Fort Wainwright, AK, Deputy Chief Nurse, Cadet Command at Fort Knox, KY, Chief of Mobilization Education Training Security at Fort Huachucha, AZ, 10th Combat Support Hospital CN,OIC, for the Intermediate Care Ward, Kamish Health Clinic, OIC at Fort Wainwright, AK, Emergency Department, OIC at Fort Wainwright, AK, CN,OIC for the General Surgery, Vascular, Urology and Plastic Surgery clinics at Dwight David Army Medical Center, Operating Room staff nurse at Madigan Army Medical Center, and oncology, medicine, cardiac and surgical step down units at Madigan Army Medical Center.

COL McKinney’s awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Army Achievement Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters. COL McKinney is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.