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COL Lillis-Hearne accepts the AFRRI flag
Photo: Dave Morse (AFRRI)
COL Lillis-Hearne accepts the AFRRI flag in a July 20, 2006, ceremony in which she assumed the duties of director from COL David G. Jarrett, Medical Corps, U.S. Army (foreground). The flag is presented by SFC Regina L. Miller, U.S. Army, while Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences President Dr. Charles L. Rice, M.D. (far left), looks on.

BETHESDA, Md., July 28, 2006—Colonel Patricia K. Lillis-Hearne, Medical Corps, U.S. Army, became the 15th director of the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, in a ceremony on July 20, 2006. She succeeds Colonel David G. Jarrett, Medical Corps, U.S. Army, who had served as director since June 24, 2003. COL Jarrett will assume duties at the Office of the Army Surgeon General, Falls Church, Virginia.

COL Lillis-Hearne comes to AFRRI after completing the Air War College at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. Before that, she commanded the 67th Combat Support Hospital and the Wuerzburg Medical Department Activity in Wuerzberg, Germany. During that assignment, she commanded Medical Task Force 67 in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

She received her medical degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and holds a master’s degree in health care administration from Seton Hall University. She is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology, and radiation oncology. Her awards include the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, a Joint Meritorious Unit Citation, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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