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MAJOR GENERAL KIMBERLY A. SINISCALCHI

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Maj Gen Kimberly A. Siniscalchi is Assistant Air Force Surgeon General, Medical Force Development, and Assistant Air Force Surgeon General, Nursing Services, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Falls Church, Virginia. As Assistant Air Force Surgeon General, Medical Force Development, she establishes new and appraises existing personnel policy and staffing requirements for over 44 thousand active-duty, officer, enlisted and civilian personnel. Her directorate is responsible for all medical education and training. As Assistant Air Force Surgeon General, Nursing Services, she creates and evaluates nursing policies and programs for 19,000 active-duty, Guard and Reserve nursing personnel. She interacts with Air Staff, Joint Staff, DOD, VA and civilian healthcare organizations to ensure the highest caliber of nursing care and personnel.

General Siniscalchi received her commission in 1979 through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Pittsburgh, Pa. Her leadership experience includes commanding eight consecutive years at squadron and group levels, and serving Presidents George H.W. Bush and William J. Clinton as the Air Force nurse assigned to the White House Medical Unit. She also deployed as Commander of the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group.

EDUCATION
1979 Bachelor of Science degree in nursing, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1979 Critical care internship, Allegheny General Hospital, Pittsburgh, Pa.
1980 Medical surgical internship, March AFB, Calif.
1983 Flight nurse training, School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas
1984 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1985 Air Force Recruiting School, Lackland AFB, Texas
1988 Master of Science degree in nursing (clinical nurse specialist), University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
1992 Air Command Staff College, by correspondence
1997 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1998 Medical Executive Skills Course, Bethesda Naval Hospital, Md.
1998 Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, George Washington University, D.C.
2001 Group Commanders Course, Maxwell AFB, Ala
2003 Executive Skills Capstone Course, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
2004 TRAC 5000 Executive Leadership Program, Midwestern State University, Wichita Falls, Texas
2007 Fundamentals of Systems Acquisition Management, Defense Acquisition University, Fort Belvoir, Va.
2008 Senior Leader Orientation Course, Washington, D.C.
2008 U.S. Air Force Senior Leadership Course, Center for Creative Leadership, Greensboro, N.C.
2008 Health Care CEO Course, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
2009 Capstone Asia/China Course, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2013 Honorary Doctorate of Science, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha 

ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1980 - January 1981, nurse intern, USAF Regional Hospital, March AFB, Calif.
2. January 1981 - October 1981, clinical nurse, Medical/Pediatric Unit, USAF Hospital, Langley AFB, Va.
3. October 1981 - February 1982, charge nurse, Primary Care Services, Langley AFB, Va.
4. February 1982 - August 1982, charge nurse, Internal Medicine/Emergency Department, Langley AFB, Va.
5. August 1982 - October 1983, staff nurse, Surgical Unit, Offutt AFB, Neb.
6. October 1983 - May 1985, clinical nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Offutt AFB, Neb.
7. May 1985 - September 1986, Chief, Nurse Recruitment Branch, 3543rd Recruiting Squadron, Omaha, Neb.
8. September 1986 - June 1988, Chief, Health Professions Recruiting Branch, 3543rd Recruiting Squadron, Omaha, Neb.
9. June 1988 - July 1989, Clinical Nurse, Intensive Care Unit, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, Md.
10. July 1989 - June 1990, assistant charge nurse, Intermediate Cardiac Care Unit, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, Md.
11. June 1990 - August 1993, White House Nurse, Washington, D.C.
12. August 1993 - October 1994, Nurse Manager, Critical Care Services, 55th Medical Group, Offutt AFB, Neb.
13. October 1994 - January 1996, Chief, Medical Operations Flight, 55th Medical Group, Offutt AFB, Neb.
14. July 1996 - July 1997, student, Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
15. July 1997 - September 1997, Chief, Medical Readiness Logistics Branch, Air Force Medical Logistics Office, Fort Detrick, Md.
16. September 1997 - July 1998, Chief, Medical Combat Support Operations, Air Force Medical Logistics Office, Fort Detrick, Md.
17. July 1998 - June 2001, Commander, 11th Medical Operations Squadron; Chief Nurse, Bolling AFB, D.C.
18. June 2001 - July 2003, Commander, 17th Medical Group, Goodfellow AFB, Texas
19. July 2003 - July 2006, Commander, 882nd Training Group, Sheppard AFB, Texas
20. July 2006 - September 2008, Deputy Command Surgeon, Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio (April 2007 - September 2007, Commander, 380th Expeditionary Medical Group, Southwest Asia)
21. September 2008 - present, Assistant Surgeon General, Medical Force Development, and Assistant Surgeon General, Nursing Services, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Falls Church, Va. 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Joint Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two silver oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal with bronze star
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS
1987 Outstanding Young Women of America
1988 Outstanding Masters Graduate, University of Nebraska Medical Center Graduate College of Nursing
2008 Distinguished Alumni, College of Nursing, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha
2013 American Medical Association Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service
2013 Selected for Fellowship in the American Academy of Nursing

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Nurses Association
American College of Healthcare Executives
Association of Military Surgeons of United States
The Society of Air Force Nurses
Federal Nurses Association
Federal Health Care Executive Institute
Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
National Certification in Nursing Administration, American Nurses Association
National Certification as Nursing Executive, American Nurses Credentialing Center

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant Jan. 20, 1979
First Lieutenant Jan. 23, 1981
Captain Jan. 23, 1983
Major Feb. 1, 1990
Lieutenant Colonel March 1, 1996
Colonel Sept. 1, 2001
Major General Dec. 3, 2008

(Current as of September 2013)

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