LTC (Ret) Joyce Hall Shambley
Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
SSI (Officers): 70F / Personnel Management
Military Branch: Army
Time in Service: February 1976 – July 1998
Personal History: Born and reared in Norfolk, Virginia, 1974 awarded a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from Norfolk State University, 1976 enlisted as a legal clerk obtaining the rank of Specialist Five, 1978 attended Officer Candidate School and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps, 1983 married Major (Retired) Harold D. Shambley, 1989 awarded a Master of Administration degree in Human Resources from Webster University, 1998 retired from the Army Medical Service Corps as a Lieutenant Colonel with 22 years of dedicated service, 2009 Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor and Mentor, and 2018 retired from the Office of The Surgeon General with 13 years of civil service.
Duty Assignments: 43rd Medical and Surgical Hospital (MASH), Korea; Training Battalion, Fort Sam Houston, TX; Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA; 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, TX; US Army Health Professional Support Agency, Washington, DC; Office of The Surgeon General, Falls Church, VA; Gorgas Army Hospital, Republic of Panama; Total Army Personnel Command, Alexandria, VA; Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Pentagon, VA
Organization/Positions/Assignments in which you were a FIRST: The first African American female Aide-de-Camp to the first African American male Brigadier General in the Army Medical Corps.
Awards: Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with 4 oak leaf clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with 1 oak leaf cluster), Good Conduct Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Expert Field Medical Badge
Other Professional Affiliations: Golden Life Member, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Prince George’s County Alumnae Chapter) Life Member, Norfolk State University Alumni Association (Military Alumni Chapter) Charter Member, National Association of Black Military Women (DMV Chapter) Breast Cancer Mentor, Doctor’s Hospital Donor of Hall-Shambley Endowed Scholarship for Social Work Students at Norfolk State University and The University of Alabama.