COL (Ret) Geri L. Robertson-Fields
COL Geri Robertson-Fields is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Advance Business Management from Louisiana State University and commissioned in the Medical Service Corps as a ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate in 1994. She also earned her Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Louisiana Tech University. She then received a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Human Resources, through the Army’s Long Term Health Education Training (LTHET) Program from Wayland Baptist University as a distinguished graduate.
Her first assignment was with Dewitt Army Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Virginia where she served as the Hospital Adjutant. In August 1996, she reported to Fort Meade, Maryland for assignments as a Platoon Leader, S1 Human Resource Officer, and S2 Intelligence Officer at the 85th General Hospital. Her subsequent assignment was as the Chief, Patient Administration Division (PAD) for Kimbrough Army Community Hospital at Fort Meade.
In June 1999, she took command of HHC, 18th MEDCOM in Yongsan, Korea. After Company Command, she served as the Instructor of Health Care Operations, Army Medical Department Center and School (AMEDD C&S), Fort Sam Houston, Texas; and was selected for the Army LTHET Master Degree Program, graduating with distinguished honors with a MA degree with a dual major in Human Resources and Organizational Management from Wayland Baptist University in San Antonio, Texas. Following graduate school, she served as the Chief, PAD of Moncrief Army Community Hospital at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and then returned to Seoul, Korea as the S2/3 Chief, Operations and Security Division of the 121st General Hospital. In October 2006, she returned to Fort Sam Houston as the Medical Command Physical Disability Evaluation System (PDES) Consultant and Physical Evaluation Board Liaison Officer (PEBLO) Subject Matter Expert (SME) then received a by-name request assignment from the Department of the Army Inspector General Team at the Pentagon to serve as the PDES/PEBLO SME. From there, she served as the 1st CORPS Medical Regulating Officer (MRO) at Fort Lewis, Washington with a deployment to Iraq in 2009 as the Medical Force Generation Strategic Planner, Multi-National Corps-Iraq.
Following redeployment, she served at Fort Bliss, Texas as the Chief, PAD at William Beaumont Army Medical Center. Subsequently, she reported to AMEDD C&S as the Chief, Patient Administration Branch Instructor Training at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas and then Deputy Chief of the Department of Health Support Services.
She returned the National Capitol Area to serve as the Regional Chief PAD at Northern Region Medical Command assigned to Fort Belvoir, Virginia followed by a by-name request to serve as the Officer in Charge of the Medical Readiness Transformation Team, Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG) at Falls Church, Virginia. She was later board selected to serve as Deputy Commander for Administration and then the Deputy Commanding Officer for Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital at Fort Polk, Louisiana. Lastly, her Army career will be completed and culminated while assigned to OTSG serving as the Chief PAD and Principal Advisor to the Army Surgeon General at Falls Church, Virginia.
Some of her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, the Joint Service Achievement Medal, 10 Meritorious Service Medals, four Army Commendation Medals, the Order of Medical Military Merit, and the Army Staff Badge. Her professional certifications and military education include the Army Surgeon General’s prestigious 9A Proficiency Designator, the Certified Electronic Health Records Specialist (CEHRS) Certification from the National Medical Association, AMEDD Instructor identifier and PEBLO Certification, along with the following military courses: Command and General Staff College, Executive Skills Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Combined Casualty Care Course, MRO Course, along with AMEDD Officer Courses such as Patient Administration (70E); Human Resources (70F); and Plans, Operations, Intelligence and Security (70H).
COL Robertson-Fields is married to John Fields from Tucson, Arizona who serves his nation as a Department of Defense employee at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. She is blessed with an extended family consisting of a daughter (Ariel) and granddaughter (Ava) whom reside in Tucson, Arizona.