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Major General Margaret C. Wilmoth PhD, MSS, RN, FAAN

US Army
​Deputy Surgeon General for the Army Reserve


Major General Margaret Wilmoth
, Ph.D., M.S.S., R.N., FAAN, Dean and Professor, Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing & Health Professions, Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA. Dr. Wilmoth is an experienced educator, with 30 years’ experience in higher education, where she has taught across all levels of nursing education. She is the inaugural dean of the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions where she is transforming the educational landscape. She is an experienced oncology nurse with a program of research in psychosocial oncology. Her work in the area of sexuality as it intersects with chronic illness has influenced and complemented the work of others to form the subspecialty of psychosexual oncology within the field of psychosocial oncology.  She is an experienced leader in interprofessional training and education in both the civilian and military communities. As a member of the American Academy of Nursing, she co-chairs the Expert Panel on Military/Veteran Health which has created and championed the Academy’s Have You Ever Served in the Military?Campaign. She is a current member of the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice at the Health Resources and Services Administration. Dr. Wilmoth has had a concurrent career in the U.S. Army Reserve where she has commanded units of various size and complexity, including serving as the first nurse and female commanding general of a medical brigade with responsibility for wartime readiness of all the U.S. Army Reserve medical assets in the Southeastern United States, including Puerto Rico.  She is currently the Deputy Surgeon General for Mobilization, Readiness and Army Reserve Affairs in the Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army. She is the recipient of the Defense Superior Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, the Expert Field Medical Badge, and holds the ‘9A’ Proficiency Designator in Medical-Surgical Nursing awarded by The Surgeon General, U.S. Army.  She was named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow 2009-2010, where she had the opportunity to work in the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Honorable Nancy Pelosi during the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

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