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Major General Gale Susan Pollock, BSN, MS, MHA, MRS, DPS (Hon), MSM, DMSM, LM, DSM

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Major General Gale Susan Pollock, BSN, MS, MHA, MRS, DPS (Hon), MSM, DMSM, LM, DSM

Major General Gale Susan Pollock is a retired senior officer of the United States Army and a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1976 from the University of Maryland, Master of Science in Business Administration in 1984 from Boston University, Master of Health Care Administration in 1986 from Baylor University, and a Master of National Resource Strategy in 1997 from National Defense University. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Public Service in 2005 from the University of Maryland. Her other civilian and Professional Military Education (PME) includes:

  • 2012: Battlefield to Boardroom, National Association of Corporate Directors, Washington DC
  • 2011: Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • 2001: Military Health System Capstone Program, Washington, DC
  • 2001: Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, School of Public Health and Health Services, George Washington University, Washington, DC
  • 1996-1997: Industrial College of the Armed Forces, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC
  • 1997: Air War College (Nonresident Studies Correspondence Program), USA
  • 1990: U.S. Army Command and General Staff College (Correspondent Branch), USA
  • 1988: U.S. Army Airborne Course, U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
  • 1987: U.S. Army Expert Field Medical Course, Fort Hood, Texas, USA
  • 1987: Armed Forces Combat Casualty Care Course, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
  • 1985: Army Medical Department Officers Advanced Course (Correspondent Branch), USA
  • 1980: Army Medical Department Clinical Head Nurse Program, Academy of Health Sciences, San Antonio, Texas, USA
  • 1978-1979: Anesthesiology for Army Nurse Corps Officers, Phase II, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC
  • 1977-1978: Anesthesiology for Army Nurse Corps Officers, Phase I, Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
  • 1976: Army Medical Department Officers Basic Course, Fort Sam Houston, Texas, USA
  • 1976: Walter Reed Army Institute of Nursing Program, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA

Major General Pollock has a distinguished record of ethical leadership and retired in 2008 from the United States Army. Her professional leadership experience includes:

  • 2012 – present: Chief Executive Officer, Elevivo, Inc., Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 2008 – present: Consultant, Pollock Associates, LLC, Alexandria, Virginia, USA
  • 2008 – 2010: Executive Director, Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 2004 – 2008: 22nd Chief, United States Army Nurse Corps
  • 2007 – 2008: Deputy Commander for Force Management, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army, Falls Church, Virginia, USA
  • 2007: Commander, U.S. Army Medical Command, and Acting Surgeon General of the U.S. Army, Falls Church, Virginia, USA
  • 2006 – 2007: Deputy Surgeon General, Army Medical Department, U.S. Army, Falls Church, Virginia, USA
  • 2004 – 2006: Commander, Tripler Army Medical Center, U.S. Army, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
  • 2003 – 2004: Special Assistant to the Surgeon General for Information Management, Technology, Health Policy and Services, Office of the Surgeon General, U.S. Army, Falls Church, Virginia, USA
  • 2001 – 2003: Commander, Martin Army Community Hospital, U.S. Army, Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
  • 1999 – 2001: Commander, U.S. Army MEDDAC, Guthrie Ambulatory Health Care Clinic, Fort Drum, New York, USA
  • 1998 – 1999: Healthcare Representative, Service Members and Veterans Transition Commission, U.S. Department of Defense, Rosslyn, Virginia, USA
  • 1997 – 1998: Senior Staff Officer for Strategic Planning, Office of The Army Surgeon General, U.S. Army, Falls Church, Virginia, USA
  • 1995 – 1996: Health and Fitness Consultant, National Defense University, Fort McNair, Washington, DC
  • 1993 – 1995: Chief, Anesthesia Nursing Service, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, U.S. Army, Washington, DC
  • 1992 – 1993: Senior Policy Analyst for Health Promotion, Professional Affairs and Quality Assurance, U.S. Department of Defense, Washington, D.C.
  • 1990 – 1992: Staff Officer for Health Promotion, Office of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel, Human Resources Directorate, U.S. Army, Washington, DC
  • 1987 – 1990: Staff Nurse Anesthetist, Darnall Army Community Hospital, U.S. Army, Fort Hood, Texas, USA
  • 1983 – 1984: Acting Chief, Anesthesia Nursing Section, Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center, U.S. Army, Landstuhl, West Germany
  • 1982 – 1985: Staff Nurse Anesthetist, Landstuhl Army Regional Medical Center, U.S. Army, Landstuhl, West Germany
  • 1979 – 1982: Staff Nurse Anesthetist, Letterman Army Medical Center, U.S. Army, San Francisco, California, USA
  • 1976 – 1977: Staff Nurse, Coronary Intensive Care Unit, Walson Army Community Hospital, U.S. Army, Fort Dix, New Jersey, USA

Major General Pollock’s professional appointments, affiliations and memberships include:

  • 2013 – present: Senior Fellow, New Westminster College (Canada)
  • 2012 – present: Board Member, G4interactive
  • 2012: Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services
  • 2011: Fellow, Advanced Leadership Initiative, Harvard University
  • 2011 – present: Advisory Board Member, Humana Government Healthcare Services
  • 2011 – present: Advisory Board Member at ADS Operational Equipment and Logistics Solutions
  • 2010 – present: Advisory Board Member at Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind
  • 2010 – present: Advisory Board Member, CPS Professional Services
  • 2010 – present: Advisory Board Member and Consultant, Steptoe LLC
  • 2010 – present: Advisory Board Member, Draper Laboratory
  • 2010 – present: Scientific Advisory Board Member, Psoria-Shield
  • 2009 – present: Lion’s Club, Shadyside, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 2008 – 2011: Advisory Board Member, Humana Veterans Advisory Board
  • 2008 – 2010: Member, Executive Board, McGowan Institute for Regenerative Medicine
  • 2008 – 2010: Board Member, Aetna Military Advisory Board
  • 2007 – 2010: Board Member, Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington®
  • 2006 – 2008: Board Member, Never Forget Foundation (Educational Scholarships)
  • 2002 – 2005: Member, Finance Committee, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • 2002 – 2004: Member, Finance Committee, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • 2003 – 2004: Member, 75th Anniversary Task Force , American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • 2002 – 2003: Advisory Board Member for the Army, Eastern Region, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • 1997 – 1998: Member, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists Foundation
  • 1995 – 1997: Member, Practice Committee, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • 1991 – 1995: Member, Army Nurse Corps Continuing Health Education Program
  • 1993: Chair, Bylaws Committee, Army Women’s Professional Association
  • 1990 – 1993: Member, DoD Tobacco Committee, American Cancer Society
  • 1990 – 1993: Member, DoD Health Promotion Committee, American Cancer Society
  • 1992: Member, MedicalSurgical Expert Nursing Panel, American Journal of Nursing Company
  • 1992: Army Nurse Corps Education Task Force
  • 1992: Chair, Issues Committee, Army Women’s Professional Association
  • 1991 – 1992: Member, Workgroup on Expansion of Services to Military Communities, American Cancer Society
  • 1989 – 1991: Member, Government Relations Committee, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • 1989 – 1991: Member, SelfEvaluation Exam Committee, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • 1990 – 1991: Consultant, HIV/AIDS Task Force Consultant, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • 1990 – 1991: Member, Board of Directors, Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • 1989 – 1990: Chairman, Government Relations Committee, Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • 1988 – 1989: Co-Chairman, Government Relations Committee, Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • 1986 – 1988: Member, Government Relations Committee, Texas Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Member, National Association of Corporate Boards
  • Member, International Women’s Forum
  • Member, American Academy of Nursing
  • Member, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • Member, Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
  • Member, Pennsylvania Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • Member, Upsilon Phi Delta National Honor Society in Health Administration

Major General Pollock’s publications include:

  • 2011: “Armed with Psychology:  Six Worker Personalities.”  Public Manager.  Volume 40.  Issue 4
  • 2009: “It’s our turn to help: If you see something that needs to change – take the first steps to influence that situation.” Medical Corps for Disaster  and Military Medicine – International Forum. Issue 2
  • 2008: “Impacts of Gender Differences on Conducting Operational Activities.”  Navalmedisinsk Bodstikke.  Vol. 14. No. 2
  • August 2004: “Eliminating surgical fires:  A team approach.”  Journal of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists.  Vol. 72, No. 4
  • November/December 2002: “Eliminating Night Hours for a Community’s Sole Urgent Care Clinic.”  Journal of Healthcare Management.  Vol. 47.  No. 6
  • June 1996:  “We Are All Leaders.”  Journal of the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists
  • March 1995: Book Review of “Clinical Monitoring for Anesthesia and Critical Care.”  Military Medicine. Vol. 160
  • December 1994: Book Review of “Arms and the Woman-Female Soldiers at War.”  Military Review.  Vol. LXXV
  • February 1993: Book Reviews of “Women Pilots of World War II” and “On Final Approach: The Women Airforce Service Pilots of World War II.”  Military Review.  Vol. LXXIII, No.2
  • February 1993: Book Review of “Dripps, Eckenhoff, Vandam:  Introduction to Anesthesia.”  Military Medicine. Vol. 158
  • January 1993: Book Review of “Measurement of Nursing Outcome, Volume Four.  Measuring Client SelfCare and Coping Skills.” Military Medicine. Vol. 157
  • SeptemberOctober 1991: “A Smoke-free Environment.”  NCO Call.  Subsequently picked up by the Army wire service and printed in 28 installation newspapers
  • September 1991: Book Review of “Nursing for Continence.”  Military Review. Vol. 156
  • February 1991: Book Review of  “Empathy in the Helping Relationship.” Military Medicine.  Vol. 156
  • November 1990: Book Review of “Clinical Monitoring.”  Military Medicine. Vol. 155
  • September 1990: Book Review of “Essentials of Anesthesiology.” Military Medicine. Vol. 155
  • August 1990: Book Review of “Recovering From the War: A Woman’s Guide to Helping Your Vietnam Vet, Your Family, and Yourself.”  Military Review. Vol.  LXX.  No. 8
  • April 1990: Book Review of “Anesthesia and Uncommon Diseases.” Military Medicine
  • September 1989: “After the Injury.” Military Review. Vol. 69, No. 9
  • 9 December 1987: “SelfFulfilling Prophecy.” Physical Therapy Forum
  • 21 December 1987: “Does Your Hospital Need a Guest Relations Program?”  Physical Therapy Forum
  • November 1987: Book Review of “In the Combat Zone: An Oral History of American Women in Vietnam.”  Military Review
  • September 1986-June 1987: “Glad You Asked!” A weekly question and answer column about Darnall Army Community Hospital.  The Sentinel
  • July 1986: “Health PromotionIs the Price Right?” Texas Hospitals. Vol. 42, No. 2

Major General Pollock’s teaching appointments include:

  • 2008 – present: Adjunct Clinical Professor, Graduate School of Nursing, Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
  • 2006 – present: Adjunct Faculty, Graduate School of Nursing Program in Nurse Anesthesia, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • 2008 – 2010: Associate Professor, School of Medicine and School of Nursing, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
  • 1994 – 1996: Adjunct Faculty, Graduate School of Nursing Program in Nurse Anesthesia, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
  • 1993 – 1996: Adjunct Faculty, Program in Anesthesia Nursing, U.S. Army/University of Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas, USA
  • 1987 – 1989: Clinical Faculty, Phase 11Anesthesiology for Army Nurse Corps Officers, Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Hood, Texas, USA
  • May-December 1984: Instructor, Emergency Medical Technician Course, City Colleges of Chicago, Landstuhl, West Germany
  • October 1980-April 1982: Instructor, Hypnosis for Health Care Practitioners, North American Professional Hypnotherapeutic Association, San Francisco, California, USA

Major General Pollock’s honours include:

  • 2013: Senior Fellow, New Westminster College
  • 2009: Member, Most Venerable Order of the Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem
  • 2009: Chancellor’s Faculty Honoree, Honors Convocation, University of Pittsburgh
  • 2008: Fellow, American Academy of Nursing
  • 2008: Agatha Hodgins Achievement Award, American Association of Nurse Anesthetists,
  • 2008: Neptune Township Hall of Fame
  • 2007: Woman of the Year, American Legion Auxiliary
  • 2006: Distinguished Alumni Award, Baylor University
  • 2005: Honorary Doctorate in Public Service, University of Maryland
  • 2002: Fellow, American College of Healthcare Executives
  • 2001: Order of Saint Maurice, United States Army Infantry Association

Major General Pollock’s decorations include:

Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with 2 oak leaf clusters, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 oak leaf clusters), Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal and numerous service ribbons.

As a Senior Fellow of New Westminster College, Major General Gale Susan Pollock is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 

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