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Senior Enlisted Leader

Command Sergeant Major Kristy Cortner

Command Sergeant Major Kristy J. Cortner currently serves as the Command Senior Enlisted Leader at Fort Belvoir Community Hospital. Belvoir Hospital is a 120-bed, 1.3 million-square-foot military community hospital that serves a regional population of 250,000 personnel with about 100,000 enrollees receiving inpatient and specialty care services supported by 55 specialty clinics, a Warrior Pavilion (for combat injured/wounded/ill), Inpatient Addictions Program, DiLorenzo TRICARE Health Clinic, and two satellite family health centers at Dumfries and Fairfax, Va.

Prior to assuming her current position, Command Sgt. Maj. Cortner was the Command Sergeant Major for the 47th Combat Support Hospital, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. As the Command Sergeant Major she was responsible for the discipline, standards, and operational readiness for the largest Combat Support Hospital in the Army.

Education

  • 2016, Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts, Excelsior College, Albany, N.Y.

Command assignments

  • September 2019-Present, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va.
  • December 2017-September 2019, Command Sergeant Major, 47th Combat Support Hospital, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Assignments

  • September 2019-Present, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va.
  • December 2017-September 2019, Command Sergeant Major, 47th Combat Support Hospital, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.
  • July 2016-December 2017, Operations Sergeant Major, 18th Medical Command, Fort Shafter, Hawaii
  • August 2015-July 2016, Student, U.S. Army Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas
  • July 2014-August 2015, Adjutant, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • October 2012-July 2014, First Sergeant, 566th Area Support Medical Company, 61st Multifunctional Medical Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas
  • October 2010-October 2012, Plans Non-Commissioned Officer, 1st Medical Brigade, Fort Hood
  • January 2008-October 2010, Drill Sergeant, 2-13th Infantry Regiment, Fort Jackson, S.C.
  • October 2005-January 2008, Operations Sergeant, Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, Ga.
  • October 2002-October 2005, Platoon Sergeant and Battalion Senior Supply Sergeant, 201st Forward Support Battalion, Vilseck, Germany
  • July 2001-October 2002, Medical Section Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, 13th Signal Battalion, Fort Hood
  • October 2000- July 2001, Medical Aide / Evacuation Non-Commissioned Officer, 27th Main Support Battalion, Fort Hood
  • April 2000-October 2000, Battalion Operations Sergeant, 61st Area Support Medical Battalion, Fort Hood
  • March 1996-April 2000, Emergency Medical Specialist and Evacuation Non-Commissioned Officer, C Co., 61st Area Support Medical Battalion, Fort Hood

Summary of joint assignments

  • September 2019-Present, Command Senior Enlisted Leader, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Va.
  • December 2017-June 2018, Command Sergeant Major, Task Force Medical 47, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, Baghdad, Iraq
  • February 2012-September 2012, Plans Non-Commissioned Officer, Task Force Medical, Operation Enduring Freedom, Bagram, Afghanistan

Major awards and decorations

  • Bronze Star Medal
  • Defense Meritorious Service Medal
  • Meritorious Service Medal (with three devices)
  • Army Commendation Medal (with seven devices)
  • Army Achievement Medal (with eight devices)
  • Combat Medic Badge
  • Combat Action Badge
  • Expert Field Medical Badge
  • Order of Military Medical Merit

Effective dates of promotion

  • December 2017, Command Sergeant Major
  • June 2016, Sergeant Major
  • October 2012, First Sergeant
  • May 2011, Master Sergeant
  • September 2006, Sergeant First Class
  • June 2002, Staff Sergeant
  • September 1998, Sergeant

Total years of service: 24 years Active Duty

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