COL (Ret) Dorene Hurt
SSI (Officers): 67A
Military Branch: Army
Time in Service: 31 Years
Personal History: Platoon Leader in the 527th Transportation Company, HQs VII Corps, Stuttgart, Germany. After branch transferring to the Medical Service Corps (MSC) in 1981; Chief, Services Branch, Army Hospital, Fort (Ft) Carson, CO; Administrative Residency at the Army Hospital, Ft Lee, VA. Subsequent assignments at Ft Lee include the Battalion (Bn) Logistics Officer (S4) and Detachment Commander (Cdr), 85th Evacuation Hospital: 1988-1990 Chief, Clinical Support Division, Army Hospital, Ft Devens, Massachusetts: 1990-1992 Office of the Asst Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) as a Senior Healthcare Policy Analyst; Executive Officer (XO) to the Deputy Asst Secretary of Defense for Health Services Financing; Command and General Staff College (CGSC) in 1993; Executive Officer (XO), 28th Combat Support Hospital (CSH), Ft Bragg, NC; she deployed to Haiti as the 28th CSH XO, then Task Force 28 Chief of Staff. Served as a Senior Healthcare Policy Analyst in the Program, Analysis, and Evaluation Directorate, HQs, Army Medical Command from 1995-1997 until assuming command of the 232nd Medical Bn at Ft Sam Houston; Deputy Cdr for Administration, TRICARE Health Clinic in the Pentagon until August 2000; June 2001 Senior Service College at ICAF, Ft McNair, Wash., DC; Senior Executive Asst to the Army Surgeon General; Commander, Walter Reed Army Medical Center Brigade in July 2002, the first woman to do so; In 2004, she joined ICAF as military faculty and was immediately selected by the Commandant to serve as the Chief of Staff of the Army Service Chair (CSA), in addition to her responsibilities as Asst Professor of Military Strategy and Logistics. COL Hurt is the first woman and MSC officer to serve as the CSA Service Chair. Additionally, she assumed the duties as ICAF's Healthcare Industry Study director in 2005. She retired after 31 years of service in 2009 then completed the rigorous and highly competitive 10 month Broad Superintendents Academy.
Deployments: Haiti - 28th CSH XO
Organization/Positions/Assignments in which you were a FIRST: : First Women who served as a Senior Healthcare Policy Analyst in the Program, Analysis, and Evaluation Directorate, HQs, Army Medical Command. The first women in that role, she was dual-hatted as the Bn Cdr and Course Director with the responsibility of producing thousands of highly qualified Combat Medics yearly; Commander, Walter Reed Army Medical Center Brigade in July 2002, the first woman to
Awards: Her awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal (w/1 Oak Leaf Cluster), Meritorious Service Medal (w/6 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (w/3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Expert Field Medical Badge, and DoD Staff Identification Badge. For her outstanding performance and potential for greater contributions, she was inducted into the AMEDD's Order of Military Medical Merit in 1981. She is a Life Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, and a Life member of the Federal Healthcare Executives Interagency Association.
Other Professional Affiliations: Served 37 year ROCKS, Inc. member, Lifemember, and longest serving elected National Board Officer of the ROCKS, Inc., a military officer, cadet, senior government civilian professional development and mentoring organization that exists to strengthen leaders and increase diversity in the US military. She serves as a Chapter Officer in the Alexandria City Chapter of Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc. Appointed to serve on Congressman Moran’s, then Congressman Beyer’s Military Service Academy Selection Committee for 9 years.