MG Jimmie O. Keenan
Deputy Commanding General (Operations),
United States Army Medical Command
Chief, U.S. Army Nurse Corps
Major General Jimmie Keenan entered the Army as a Nurse Corps Officer; commissioned through ROTC at Henderson State University.
Major General Keenan is a Distinguished Military Graduate from Henderson State University with a Baccalaureate of Nursing. She also holds a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the Medical College of Georgia and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College. Her military education includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advance Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.
She has enjoyed a variety of assignments as a Staff Nurse Oncology/Hematology at Dwight and as a Charge Nurse for the Emergency Department at Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Ft. Gordon, GA; a Nurse Counselor at the 2nd Recruiting Brigade, United States Recruiting Command, Ft. Gillem, GA; an AMEDD Officer Basic Course Nurse Advisor at the AMEDD Center and School, Ft. Sam Houston, TX; a Chief Nurse, A Co, 168th Med. Bn. (AS), Camp Red Cloud, Korea; a Head Nurse of the Emergency Treatment Section, 21st Combat Support Hospital (CSH), Ft. Hood, TX; a Nurse Methods Analyst at Darnall Army Community Hospital, Ft. Hood, TX; a Chief Nurse of the Department of Outlying Health Clinics, 67th CSH, Wuerzburg, Germany; a Chief Nurse/Executive Officer, 67th CSH (Forward), Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo; an Army Congressional Fellow for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, (R-TX), Washington, DC; a Chief, Congressional Liaison Office, Office of the Army Surgeon General; and a Garrison Commander, Camp Bullis, TX; as the Deputy Commander for Nursing, Dewitt Army Community Hospital, Ft. Belvoir, VA.; as the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command at the Pentagon until May 2009; a Commander, Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, CO; a Commanding General, U.S. Army Public Health Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD; and a Commanding General of the U.S. Army Southern Regional Medical Command, as well as the Market Manager for the San Antonio Military Health System. She is currently the Deputy Commanding General (Operations), U.S. Army Medical Command.
Her awards and decorations include the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (2OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (1SOLC), Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Army Achievement Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Kosovo Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon (2), and NATO Ribbon. She has earned the Expert Field Medical Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, the Recruiter Badge and the Army Staff Identification Badge. Major General Keenan was the General Douglas MacArthur Leadership Award winner for the Health Services Command in 1988, a Regional Finalist, White House Fellowship Program in 1992, and an Army Congressional Fellow for FY 2001. She is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.