Maj. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho (BSN '82)
President Barack Obama has nominated Major General Patricia D.Horoho (BSN ’82) as the next Army Surgeon General. Maj. Gen. Horoho is currently serving as the U.S. Army Deputy Surgeon General and 23rd Chief of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps. The nomination, which must be confirmed by the Senate, includes promotion to the rank of three-star general. Horoho would be the first woman to serve as Army Surgeon General.
Major General Horoho earned her BSN degree from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Nursing in 1982. She was honored by Time Life Publications, the American Red Cross, and Nursing Spectrum for her care and action as a first responder when Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.
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