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Christine Bruzek Kohler

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Years of service  1974–2010
Education  Villanova University
Name  Christine Bruzek-Kohler

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Rank  Rear Admiral (Upper Half)
Commands held  21st Director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps
Awards  Legion of Merit (2) Meritorious Service Medal (2) Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (2) Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (2)

Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Navy

Rear Admiral Christine M. Bruzek-Kohler was the 21st Director of the United States Navy Nurse Corps, and served as the Commander Naval Medical Center San Diego and Navy Medicine West from May 2009 to August 2010. She officially retired from the Navy in December 2010.

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Early life

Bruzek-Kohler is a native of Camden, New Jersey, and attended Villanova University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her commission as an Ensign in 1974.

Navy Nurse Corps career

In her distinguished career Bruzek-Kohler has served as Charge Nurse, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland; Staff Nurse, U.S. Naval Regional Medical Center, Naples, Italy; Ambulatory Care Coordinator, Naval Hospital Newport, R.I.; Director of Academic Support Department, Naval School of Health Sciences, Bethesda; Head of Enlisted Training Programs, Naval Health Sciences Education and Training Center; Director of Nursing/Acting Executive Officer, Naval Hospital Great Lakes, Illinois; Director of Nursing, U.S. Naval Hospital, Guam; Executive Officer, Naval Hospital, Pensacola, Florida; Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital, Lemoore, California; and Assistant Deputy Chief for Medical Operations Support, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, D.C.

Director, Navy Nurse Corps

Bruzek-Kohler was the 21st Director of the Navy Nurse Corps and the Chief of Staff, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington, DC from 2005 to 2009. She then served as the Commander Naval Medical Center San Diego and Navy Medicine West from May 2009 to August 2010

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Bruzek-Kohler is currently an Executive Director for the Joint Task Force National Capital Region Medical.

Education

Bruzek-Kohler earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Villanova University in 1974. She also holds a Master of Education from Providence College and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Education from George Washington University. Bruzek-Kohler is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Awards

Bruzek-Kohler’s personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (four awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various service awards.

  •   Legion of Merit with Gold Star
  •   Meritorious Service Medal with Gold Star
  •   Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Gold Star
  •   Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Gold Star
  • References

    Christine Bruzek-Kohler Wikipedia


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