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Major General Jimmie O. Keenan

Commanding General
Southern Regional Medical Command

Market Manager
San Antonio Military Health System

Chief, U.S. Army Nurse Corps

Major General Jimmie O. Keenan

Major General Keenan entered the Army as a Nurse Corps Officer and was commissioned through ROTC at Henderson State University.

She has enjoyed a variety of assignments as a Staff Nurse Oncology/Hematology, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA; Charge Nurse, Emergency Department, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, GA; Nurse Counselor, 2nd Recruiting Brigade, United States Recruiting Command, Fort Gillem, GA; AMEDD Officer Basic Course Nurse Advisor, AMEDD Center and School, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Chief Nurse, A Co, 168th Medical Battalion (AS), Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Head Nurse, Emergency Treatment Section, 21st Combat Support Hospital, Fort Hood, Texas; Nurse Methods Analyst, Darnall Army Community Hospital, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief Nurse, Department of Outlying Health Clinics, 67th Combat Support Hospital, Wuerzburg, Germany; Chief Nurse/Executive Officer, 67th Combat Support Hospital (Forward), Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo; Army Congressional Fellow, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, (R-TX), Washington, DC; Chief, Congressional Liaison Office, Office of the Army Surgeon General; and Garrison Commander, Camp Bullis, Texas. Major General Keenan served as the Deputy Commander for Nursing, Dewitt Army Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, VA. and as the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command at the Pentagon until May 2009. Following that assignment, she was Commander, Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, CO. Her last assignment, prior to assuming command of the U.S. Army Southern Regional Medical Command, was Commanding General, U.S. Army Public Health Command,  Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD. Major General Keenan is also the Market Manager of the San Antonio Military Health System.

   Major General Keenan is a Distinguished Military Graduate from Henderson State University with a Baccalaureate of Nursing. She also holds a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the Medical College of Georgia and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Her military education includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advance Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.

   Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters, and the Army Achievement Medal. She has earned the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Army Staff Identification Badge. Major General Keenan was the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award winner for the Health Services Command in 1988, a Regional Finalist, White House Fellowship Program in 1992, and an Army Congressional Fellow for FY 2001. She is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.