Alumni

Patricia Dallas Horoho

President Barack Obama nominated Horoho to serve as the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army...

President Barack Obama nominated Horoho to serve as the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army...

After graduating with a nursing degree in 1982, Horoho went on to a distinguished career in the U.S. Army. When the Pentagon was attacked on September 11, 2001, she was one of the first to provide first aid. In 2011, when President Barack Obama nominated Horoho to serve as the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, she became the first female and the first nurse to hold the post.

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