COL/SES (Ret) Lucretia Marie McClenney
NABMW Executive Board Elected Position: Historian
Military Branch: Army
Time in Service: 30 years
Personal History: Born in Louisville, KY Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Murray State University, Murray, KY Masters of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, Ft Leavenworth, KS U.S. Army War College Health Policy Fellowship, George Washington Univ, Washington, DC Certificate in Management for Nurse Executives, University of PA, Wharton School of Business
Duty Assignments :Chief Nurse, Europe Regional Medical Command & Deputy Commander for Nursing, Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Landstuhl, Germany; Deputy Commander for Nursing, Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Ft Jackson, SC; Chief Ambulatory Nursing Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), Washington, DC; Senior Policy Analyst Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs) Professional Affairs and Quality Assurance, The Pentagon, Washington, DC; Chief Ambulatory Nursing Service, Dewitt Army Community Hospital, Ft Belvoir, VA; Chief Nurse, First Region, U.S. Army ROTC Cadet Command, Ft Bragg, NC; Personnel Management Officer, Army Nurse Branch, U.S. Army Personnel Command, Washington, DC; Director Education/Training, Tri-Service Alcohol Rehabilitation Department, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, MD; Head Nurse, Drug/Alcohol Residential Treatment Facility, Berlin, Germany; Army Nurse Counselor, U.S. Army Recruiting Command, Newark, NJ; Staff Nurse, Psychiatry, WRAMC, Washington, DC; Staff Nurse, Surgical and Head Nurse Medical, Ireland Army Community Hospital, Ft Knox, KY.
Organizationa/Postions/Assisgnments in which you were a FIRST: Director, Population Health Integration Team, TRICARE Management Activity, Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense, Falls Church, VA; Assistant Deputy for Human Resources, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, The Pentagon, Washington, DC; member of President Clinton’s National Health Care Reform Task Force as one of five DOD representatives and the only nurse.
Awards: Legion of Merit (two oak leaf clusters), Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (seven oak leaf clusters), Army Commendation Medal (two oak leaf clusters), Navy Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, the Army Staff Identification Badge, Office of the Secretary of Defense Staff Identification Badge, the coveted “9A” designator, in recognition of numerous achievements at the pinnacle of nursing excellence, ROCK of the Year in 2016 and Outstanding Alumnus of the U.S. Army War College in 2018.
Professional Affiliations: Board of Directors Military Officers Association of America, Army Distaff Foundation Board of Directors (Knollwood), Board Member Department of Veterans Affairs Former POW Advisory Committee, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc., The ROCKS, Inc., Order of Military Medical Merit, Sigma Theta Tau, Past President, Federal Health Care Executives Interagency Institute Alumni Association, National Association of Parliamentarians.