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Colonel Lozay Foots III

COL Lozay Foots III

Lozay Foots III
Colonel, Army Nurse Corps
Deputy Chief, Army Nurse Corps

Colonel Lozay Foots III is the Deputy Chief of the Army Nurse Corps. In his previous assignment, he was the Chief Nursing Officer/Director for Nursing Service for Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. He previously served as the Chief, Army Nurse Corps Branch at Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky.  Prior to this assignment, he was the Deputy Commander of Inpatient Services, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood Texas. He has served as the Assistant Deputy for Medical Affairs for the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (ASA M&RA) at the Pentagon.

COL Foots was commissioned from the University of Texas.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in the Science of Nursing and entered active duty.  He holds a Master’s Degree in Science with an emphasis on Information Management from Central Michigan University, and a Master’s in National Security and Resource Strategy from the National Defense University.

Colonel Foots previous command and staff assignments include:  Clinical Staff Nurse Intensive Care Unit (ICU), Brooke Army Medical Center, Staff Nurse ICU, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Troop Commander 3297th USAH and Executive Officer, Fort Gillem Georgia, Clinical Head Nurse/Section Leader, ICU, PACU, Same Day Surgery, Fort Riley Kansas, Deputy Dental Surgeon USARC, Fort McPherson Georgia, Chief of Ambulatory Nursing, Landsthul Regional Medical Center (LRMC), Executive Officer for the Deputy Commander of Clinical Services, LRMC, Chief of Clinical Operations LRMC, Deployed Task Force Chief Nurse/Interim Site Commander while deployed during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn (OIF/OND), Task Force 21st Combat Support Hospital, Mosul Iraq, Director/Chief of Nursing and Critical Care Services Department of Medicine, Tripler Army Medical Center Hawaii, and Chief Nurse for National Defense University Fort McNair which provides medical support for all Capstone Flag/General officers.

Colonel Foots military education includes the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer Basic Course, AMEDD Advanced Course, the Clinical Head Nurse Course, the Advance Nurse Leadership Course, the Joint Enroute Care Course, the Combined Arms Service and Staff School (CAS3), the Executive Level Decision Making Course, the United States Army Command and General Staff College (CGSC).  He is a resident graduate of the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy Senior Service College (SSC) at Fort McNair Washington, DC.  He is also a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (FACHE).

Among his awards, decorations, and badges are the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal with 5 (OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with 5 (OLC), the Army Achievement Medal with 4 (OLC), the Meritorious Unit Commendation, the Army Superior Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal (2 Knots), National Defense Service Medal 2 (OLC), Iraq Campaign Medal (2 Stars) the Global War on Terrorism, Korean Defense Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Ribbon 3.  He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit (O2M3).