Brig. Gen. Sharon K. Mailey is mobilization assistant to the Assistant Surgeon General for Readiness, Science and Technology, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base, D.C. She is responsible for assisting the Assistant Surgeon General in developing medical guidance, policies and procedures which ensure the rapid expansion, mobilization and deployment of medical resources which support Air Force contingency operations worldwide. She assists in establishing and coordinating all major policies relating to integration of nursing members of the Air Force Reserve. General Mailey also provides professional guidance for the selection, training, career control and personnel utilization of these forces in peacetime as well as wartime contingencies.
General Mailey was commissioned in the Army Reserve in December 1970, and transferred to the Air Force in December 1982. She has served on a congressionally-directed study to determine feasibility of developing a federal college of nursing under the auspices of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. The general has been assigned to Headquarters Air Combat Command as individual mobilization augmentee to the Command Nurse, and to the Office of the Surgeon General as mobilization assistant to the Director of Nursing Services, and to the Director, Medical Readiness, Doctrine and Planning and Nursing Services.
1969 Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, Berea College, Berea, Ky.
1972 Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course, U.S. Army Medical Field Service School, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
1974 Army Medical Department Officer Advanced Course, U.S. Army Medical Field Service School, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
1976 Master of Science degree, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1979 Certificate, Primary Care Nurse Practitioner, School of Nursing, University of Rochester, N.Y.
1983 Nursing Service Management for Air Reserve Forces, USAF School of Health Care Sciences, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
1986 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1987 Battlefield Nursing Course, School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas
1993 Air War College, by seminar
1993 Doctor of Philosophy degree, School of Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
1995 Flight Nurse School, School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas
1. December 1982 - September 1989, Chief Nurse, 21st Medical Services Evacuation Squadron, Patrick AFB, Fla.
2. September 1989 - July 1992, individual mobilization augmentee to the Chief Nurse, Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.
3. October 1989 - May 1990, congressionally directed study to determine feasibility of developing a federal college of nursing under the auspices of the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences
4. November 1990 - June 1991, mobilized for operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm, 354th Medical Group, Myrtle Beach AFB, S.C.
5. July 1992 - March 1994, individual mobilization augmentee to the Command Nurse, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
6. March 1994 - June 1995, mobilization assistant to the Director of Nursing Services, Office of the Surgeon General, Bolling AFB, D.C.
7. July 1995 - June 2000, mobilization assistant to the Director, Medical Readiness, Doctrine and Planning and Nursing Services, Office of the Surgeon General, Bolling AFB, D.C.
8. July 2000 - present, mobilization assistant to the Assistant Surgeon General for Readiness, Science and Technology, Office of the Surgeon General, Bolling AFB, D.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Army Commendation Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
National Defense Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Air Force Training Ribbon
Visiting professor of leadership, Air War College, Maxwell AFB Ala.
Recognized for outstanding contributions and leadership in the development of the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice, American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Recognized for contributions as a Special Projects Nurse Consultant to the Magnet Nursing Services Recognition Program for Long Term Care, American Nurses Credentialing Center
Associate Professor, Marymount University, Arlington, VA
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
Vice Chairperson, Human Resource Development Council
Defense Medical Readiness Training Education Council
Total Nursing Force Executive Council
Federal Nursing Service Council
American Nurses Association
Virginia Nurses Association
American Educational Research Association
Reserve Officers Association (fomer chapter president)
Sigma Theta Tau
Aerospace Medical Association
Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
First Lieutenant Dec. 12, 1970
Captain Sept. 21, 1971
Major Sept. 20, 1978
Lieutenant Colonel Oct. 1, 1986
Colonel May 1, 1992
Brigadier General April 3, 1995
(Current as of December 2000)