Director of the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program, Uniformed Services University
Althea Green joined the Uniformed Services University in November 2012 after serving almost thirty-five years as an active duty enlisted soldier. Ms. Green is director of the Enlisted to Medical Degree Preparatory Program, and oversees recruitment and outreach operations within the Office of Recruitment and Admissions, F. Edward Hérbert School of Medicine. Her military background includes duties within operational as well as fixed facility health care organizations, with leadership responsibilities at every level from tactical to strategic.
In her last Army assignment from December 2007 to December 2011, Ms. Green served as Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Army Surgeon General/Commander Army Medical Command. In that capacity she supported the delivery of healthcare services, medical training, research and logistics for a global command of over 60,000 military and civilian personnel, 37 hospitals and medical centers, 3.5 million beneficiaries and an annual budget of $10 billion. In her concurrent duties as the Army’s top enlisted medic, she was the chief advisor and subject matter expert for training, development and utilization of the enlisted medical force, numbering over 65,000 soldiers in the active Army, Guard, and Reserves. Key elements of her job included defining, shaping, coordinating and executing policies; as well as developing strategic partnerships with senior leaders within the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, local and national communities, and partner nations. Ms. Green administered the final phase of the transition of over 30,000 68W’s to Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technicians (NR-EMT), and also administered the restructure of the medical enlisted force (Career Management Field/CMF – 68) to create six new relevant specialties, expand special assignment prospects, and generate promotion opportunities.
With over 30 years of leadership and managerial experience, Ms. Green has been recognized for outstanding performance by her superiors, peers, and subordinates with membership in both the Sergeant Morales and Sergeant Audie Murphy Clubs. Her education includes the US Army Sergeants Major Course (Class 47), where she received the Ralph E. Haines award for outstanding student research; a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management, and Master of Science Degree in Business and Organizational Management (with concentrations in both Human Resources Management and Health Services Management). She is currently a PhD candidate working towards a degree in Educational Leadership. Her military awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, and the Expert Field Medical Badge. She was also inducted into the Order of Military of Medical Merit for exemplary contributions to the Army Medical Department, and was honored as a Distinguished Member of the Medical Regiment. During her tenure at the F. Edward Hérbert School of Medicine, Ms. Green has been twice awarded the Dean’s Annual Faculty Award of Excellence. Ms. Green has two sons – an Army officer and a recent college graduate.