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Chief Nursing Officer


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Colonel Timothy L. Hudson

Colonel Timothy L. Hudson is a 1995 ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate from Georgia Southwestern State University. Following graduation, Colonel Hudson began his Army career as an Army Nurse Corps Officer completing the Officer Basic Course with a follow-on assignment to Walter Reed Army Medical Center where he attended the Critical Care Nursing Course and was assigned to the Surgical Intensive Care/Cardio-thoracic unit.

After leaving Walter Reed Army Medical Center Colonel Hudson was assigned to the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital where he worked in the emergency department at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and also deployed to Macedonia (Task Force Hawk) and later to Kosovo (Task Force MED Falcon). Upon returning to the States in 2001 he was selected to serve in the White House Medical Unit as one of the nurses to President George W. Bush. After completing his assignment at the White House Medical Unit he was assigned to the 274th Forward Surgical Team (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, NC and the Clinical Nurse OIC of the Womack Army Medical Center’s Intensive Care Unit. In 2005 he deployed to Mosul, Iraq where he served as the 47th Combat Support Hospital Intermediate Care Ward nursing OIC in addition to the Chief Nurse of the Forward Surgical Team. Upon returning from deployment Colonel Hudson became the acting Chief Nurse for the 28th Combat Support Hospital and the Chief of Performance Improvement at Womack Army Medical Center. He left Fort Bragg in 2007 and was assigned to Martin Army Community Hospital as a Section Chief and subsequently deployed to Afghanistan with the Joint Theater Trauma System. After returning from Afghanistan he became the Chief of Hospital Education and Training. Colonel Hudson commanded the 264th Medical Battalion at Joint Base San Antonio from 2010-2012 and is a 2013 graduate of the U.S. Army War College. After War College attendance he was assigned to the Office of the Surgeon General/MEDCOM, G-3/5/7, Health and Wellness Directorate prior to taking command of the Medical Recruiting Brigade in 2014. Colonel Hudson holds both the critical care and emergency nursing skill identifiers.

Colonel Hudson's professional degrees include a PhD from Virginia Commonwealth University and Master’s degrees from Central Michigan University, University of Oklahoma, and the U.S. Army War College. He is board certified as a critical care nurse and healthcare executive and is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He has attended the AMEDD Executive Skills Course, Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, the Advance Nurse Leadership Course, the Army Trauma Training Course, JMSEI Capstone, and the Medical Strategic Leadership Program.

His awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC), Joint Service Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Air Force Achievement Medal, and Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal. He has also been awarded the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Citation, and Army Superior Unit Award (2 OLC). Colonel Hudson has been awarded the Combat Action, Expert Field Medical, Senior Parachutist, Air Assault, Aircrew, and Presidential Service Badges. He was inducted into the Army Medical Department’s Order of Military Medical Merit in 2008 and was awarded the United States Army Recruiting Excellence Medallion in 2016.


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Last Modified 4 August, 2016