COLONEL Patrick Ahearne
COL Ahearne was born in Flint, Michigan.
He graduated from the University of Michigan, School of
Nursing with a Bachelors degree in 1989.
He received a Master of Science in Nursing Informatics from
the University of Maryland
in 1997. COL Ahearne's
military education includes: AMEDD Executive Skills Course, Command
and General Staff College, Advance Nurse Leadership Course, Combined
Army Services Staff School, Head Nurse Leadership Development Course
and the Army Officer Advance and Basic Courses.
COL Ahearne is currently the Deputy Commander for
Health Services, Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, CO.
COL Ahearne's past military assignments include:
Assistant Chief Nurse, Moncrief Army Community Hospital;
Executive Staff Officer in the Chief, Army Nurse Corps office, OTSG;
Chief Clinical Operations, USA MEDDAC Bavaria; Evening/Night
Supervisor, Brooke Army Medical Center; Assistant Chief Nurse, 10th
Combat Support Hospital, Iraq; Head Nurse, PACU, Brooke Army Medical
Management Officer, Army Human Resources Command; Chief, Camp Casey
Clinic, Korea; Army Nurse Corps Staff Officer, Chief Army Nurse
Corps Office; Head
Nurse, PACU, Fort Campbell, KY; Staff Nurse, EMT, 86th
Combat Support Hospital, El Salvador; Team Leader, Health Care
Recruiting Team, Boston, MA; Staff Nurse, ER, Madigan Army Medical
Center; Staff Nurse ICW 1, 47th Combat Support Hospital,
Desert Shield/Storm; Staff Nurse, Surgical Ward, Madigan Army
COL Ahearne's military awards include the Bronze
Star Medal; Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster;
Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters; the Army
Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters; National Defense
Service Medal with bronze star; Southwest Asia Service Medal with 3
bronze stars; Iraqi Campaign Medal with two bronze stars; Global War
on Terrorism Service Medal; Korea Defense Service Medal; the
Humanitarian Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service
Ribbon; Saudi Arabian Kuwaiti Liberation Medal; Kuwaiti Liberation
Medal; Meritorious Unit Commendation, Army Superior Unit Award, and
the Joint Meritorious Unit Award.