Dunkelberger selected for promotion to Brigadier General, assistant to USAF chief nurse
By New Hampshire National Guard, New Hampshire National Guard Headquarters Public Affairs
/ Published November 09, 2011
November 7, 2011 --
Colonel Gretchen Dunkelberger of Eliot, Maine has been selected to serve as the Air National Guard's assistant to the U.S. Air Force chief nurse and for promotion to the rank of brigadier general effective Dec. 1.
The former commander of the 157th Medical Group at Pease Air National Guard Base in New Hampshire will be responsible for advising Maj. Gen. Kimberly Siniscalchi on all programs and policies related to recruitment, training, utilization, deployment, and retention of the nearly 3,000 commissioned and enlisted nursing personnel in the Air National Guard.
Dunkelberger most recently served as the Air National Guard assistant to the commander, 59th Medical Wing, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas. She is currently leading two exploratory teams dealing with national access to health care for the Air Reserve Component and psychological health within the Reserve Component (both AFRES and ANG).
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of New Hampshire in 1983 and joined the U.S. Air Force in October of the same year.
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