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COLONEL Kelly A. Wolgast 

Colonel Kelly A. Wolgast assumed duties as the Commander, Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado on 12 June 2007.  Prior to this assignment, COL Wolgast served as the Deputy Commander and Chief Nurse for the 14th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia.  COL Wolgast deployed with the 14th CSH to New Orleans, Louisiana in support of hurricane relief operations and Operation Katrina and deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VII.

 Other key assignments included Senior Staff Officer to the Chief, Army Nurse Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Washington, District of Columbia; Nursing Instructor and Head Nurse, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Nurse Consultant, TRICARE Lead Agent, Naval Medical Center San Diego, San Diego, California; Nurse Methods Analyst, Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia; Head Nurse, Emergency Services, 16th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital and Irwin Army Community Hospital, Fort Riley, Kansas; ROTC Nurse Counselor, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; and Clinical Staff Nurse, 97th General Hospital, Frankfurt, Germany.

A native of Rochester, New York, COL Wolgast graduated as a ROTC Distinguished Military Graduate and received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania.  She holds a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas and holds a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania. She is a Certified Healthcare Executive with the American College of Healthcare Executives and is a member of Sigma Theta Tau International, the National Honor Society of Nursing. COL Wolgast is a member of the Association of the United States Army, the United States Army War College Alumni Association, the Army Nurse Corps Association and the Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives.

COL Wolgast’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, four awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, two awards of the Army Commendation Medal, two awards of the Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, National Defense Service Ribbon (with Star Device), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Overseas Medal (with 2 Device), NATO Medal, and the Expert Field Medical Badge. COL Wolgast has also been inducted into the prestigious Order of Military Medical Merit.