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Deputy Commander for Clinical Services

Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, COL Sharon McKiernan

Sharon P.W. McKiernan

 

The daughter of a career Army officer, Sharon McKiernan grew up on military posts in California, Maryland, Texas, Virginia and Germany.  She graduated from The College of William and Mary in Virginia in 1985 with a B.S. in Biology and was commissioned a second lieutenant in Military Intelligence.  She attended the Military Intelligence Officer Basic Course at Ft. Huachuca, AZ before being assigned to 502d Army Security Agency Battalion (later 204th Military Intelligence Battalion) in Augsburg, Germany.  Her duty assignments in the battalion included support platoon leader, company XO, collection platoon leader, battalion S2 and later operations officer for the battalion.  Following duty in Germany, she attended the Military Intelligence Officer Advanced Course (Electronic Warfare/Cryptologic Officer), where she graduated with distinction.  Upon completion of the Advanced Course, she was assigned as the battalion S1, then Commander, E Co (Rear Det) for the 313th Military Intelligence Battalion, 82d Airborne Division.  She then assumed duties as Chief, Collection Management and later, Chief, TCAE (Technical Control and Analysis element), 319th Military Intelligence Battalion (Abn), XVIII Abn Corps.  In 1992, she left active duty after the birth of her first daughter, but returned to active duty a year later to attend medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD where she graduated with honors.  Following graduation in 1997, she completed a pediatric internship and residency with the National Capital Pediatric Consortium and was then  assigned to the 121st General Hospital, Yongsan, Seoul, Korea as Staff Pediatrician and Chief, Exceptional Family Member Program from 2000-2003.  In 2003 she was reassigned to Baumholder, Germany as a pediatrician and medical director for the Baumholder Health Clinic, followed by a year as pediatrician and medical director for the Hohenfels Health Clinic in Hohenfels, Germany in 2005. After a year as Chief of Soldier Readiness and pediatrician in Carlisle Barracks, PA, COL McKiernan returned to Yongsan, Seoul, Korea as the Deputy Commander for Clinical Services (DCCS) for the 121st Combat Support Hospital, the 65th Medical Brigade and the USAMEDDAC-Korea from 2007-2010.   In 2010 she was briefly assigned to the FORSCOM Surgeon’s office in Ft. McPherson, GA before deploying to Afghanistan as the Brigade Surgeon for the 176th Engineer Brigade (TF Hammer) on FOB Sharana.  Following her return she was assigned as the US Army Reserve Command (USARC) Surgeon, initially in Ft. McPherson, GA, and moved with the command as part of BRAC to Ft. Bragg, NC in the summer of 2011.  In 2012 she moved to Ft. Sill, OK, and was assigned as the Chief, Department of Soldier Medicine until her return to Ft. Bragg in June 2013.  

COL McKiernan holds a Bachelor’s in Biology from The College of William and Mary in Virginia, a Masters in International Relations - Strategic Studies, from Boston University and a M.D. from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD.  She is a graduate of the U.S. Army Airborne School, the Military Intelligence Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Combined Arms and Services and Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College.  

COL McKiernan has been married to BG Brian James McKiernan for 23 years. They have four daughters, Natalie (20), Ariane (18), Brianna (16) and Bonnie (14).