COL VINETTE E. GORDON
Deputy Chief, Army Nurse Corps
DDHQ, Office of The Surgeon General
7700 Arlington BLVD (DASG-AN) Suite 5140
Falls Church, VA 22042
Vinette Gordon received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the Medical College of Virginia. She entered the US Army through a ROTC nursing scholarship. She earned her Masters of Science Degree as a Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist from Duke University, Durham North Carolina May 2001 and she completed a Post Certificate Degree as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Duke University August 2001.
COL Gordon is currently the Deputy Chief, Army Nurse Corps. Her former positions include: Deputy Commander for Patient Services and Nursing Womack Army Medical Center, Assistant Deputy Commander for Nursing Walter Reed Army Medical Center, the first Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Transitional Chief for Critical Care Nursing, and Chief, Critical Care Nursing Section at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. She completed the Senior Service College Fellowship at the Department of Health and Human Services July 2006, Command and General Staff College, CAS3, Officer Basic and Advanced Course, and many professional and clinical courses.
COL Gordon’s past military assignments include the Office of the Assistant Secretary Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs) as a staff officer, Human Resources Command as an Army Nurse Corps Career Manager, 28th Combat Support Hospital Head Nurse for the Burn Intensive Care Unit, Baghdad, Iraq, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Medical-Surgical Nursing Section and Head Nurse Medicine Unit at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Chief Utilization Management Womack Army Medical Center, White House Nurse, Head Nurse for the Emergency Room and Recovery Room at Kenner Army Community Hospital Fort Lee, VA, and medical-surgical intensive care staff nurse at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center and Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
COL Gordon’s awards and decorations include: Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Legion of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal (5 oak leaf clusters), the Joint Meritorious Unit Award, the Army Commendation Medal (1 oak leaf cluster), and the Army Achievement Medal (1 oak leaf cluster). She earned the coveted Expert Field Medical Badge, the Presidential Service Badge, the Basic Crew Member Badge, the Department of the Army Staff Badge, the Public Health Service Badge, and the O2M3 award. In 2013, the Daughters of the American Revolution presented COL Gordon with the Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee Army Nurse of the Year Award. She also is the recipient of numerous Certificates of Achievement for physical fitness.