RADM Michelle Dunwoody Begins A New Chapter
02/25/2019 - #181
HAMPTON, Va. (February 25, 2019) - On Saturday, February 23, 209, Rear Admiral RADM (R) Michelle Dunwoody, Class of 1990, is enjoying her first full day as a retiree. She completed over 28 1/2 years of service to our Nation in the Army and in the Public Health Service. Her peers and leaders characterized her service as; professional, committed, innovative, strategic in her thinking, and quiet with a humble demeanor. RADM Dunwoody epitomized those qualities as she took in the ceremony with grace, dignity, and elegance befitting the humble Health Care Warrior she is.
RADM Dunwoody's achievements over her 28 1/2 years of service was stellar. Among some of the accolades bestowed upon her that stood out was her contributions during Hurricane Katrina and during the Flint Michigan water crisis. Her contributions were so significant that the Mayor of Flint asked that she be extended beyond the original assignment two times. Some of the programs she instituted were; professional programs which fostered team building and mentorship, the inmate companion disability and special needs program, Nurse Practitioners ability to practice in the Bureau of Prisons, and implemented Nurse protocols which resulted in efficiency and quality health care. She was a relentless advocate and a pioneer in correctional nursing, and bridging the gap between the academic process of nursing to the real world of nursing. This just goes to show Hamptonians have some great skills in their tool kit!