Colonel Traci E. Crawford
COL Traci E. Crawford is a native of Manhattan,
New York. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from Virginia Commonwealth
University/Medical of Virginia in 1988 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant
in the Army Nurse Corps through ROTC.
COL Crawford has held a variety of clinical, staff and leadership positions. Her early
assignments include a Medical Surgical Staff Nurse and an Emergency Room Staff Nurse
at Baynes Jones Army Community Hospital at Fort Polk, LA, an Emergency Room Staff
Nurse at the 121th General Hospital in Seoul, Korea; and an Emergency Room Staff
Nurse at Darnall Army Community Hospital. While assigned to the 21st Combat Support
Hospital at Fort Hood, TX, as an Emergency Room Staff Nurse, she deployed to Bosnia
in support of Operations Joint Endeavor and Joint Guard. She also served as the
Administrative Resident in the Office of the Assistant Chief, Army Nurse Corps at
Fort Belvoir, VA; the Head Nurse of the Emergency Department at William Beaumont
Army Medical Center at Fort Bliss, TX; the Officer in Charge, Aeromedical Isolation
Team, at the United States Research Institute of Infectious Diseases at Fort Detrick,
MD; a Career Manager at Human Resources Command in Alexandria, VA; and as the Chief,
Medical Surgical Nursing Services at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston,
TX, and the Assistant Deputy Commander of Nursing at DeWitt Army Community Hospital
at Fort Belvoir, VA. Most recently, COL Crawford served at the strategic levels
as the Assistant Deputy for Health Care for the Assistant Secretary of the Army
for Manpower & Reserve Affairs at the Pentagon in Washington, DC, and as the Chief,
Health Services Division at Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, KY.
COL Crawford holds a Master’s Degree in Military Strategic studies and a Master’s
of Science Degree in Trauma/Critical Care from the University of Maryland at Baltimore.
She is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College; the Resident Army Command and General
Staff College; and the Combined Armed Services Staff School. Her military awards
and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (with
four oak leaf clusters), the Army Commendation Medal (with one silver oak leaf cluster
and one oak leaf cluster) and the Army Achievement Medal.