A continual learner, Major General (Ret) Gale S. Pollock, CRNA, FACHE, FAAN became a certified nurse anesthetist soon after her graduation from the University of Maryland. She has a Master’s degree in Business, a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration and a Master’s degree in National Security and Strategy. She received an honorary doctorate from the University of Maryland.
While in the Army, she served as the Commander of the US Army Medical Command and the Acting Surgeon General of the Army (the first woman, non-physician to have this role in any of the military services). General Pollock was the 22nd Chief of the Army Nurse Corps.
In 2008, she established the Louis J. Fox Center for Vision Restoration and was an associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of Medicine and Nursing. In 2011, General Pollock became a Harvard University Fellow in their “Advanced Leadership Initiative” program.
General Pollock serves on multiple advisory boards and is the owner of Pollock Associates, LLC. She is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Academy of Nursing and the National Board of Corporate Directors. Her passion is improving the quality of lives of those with vision loss. To escape and rejuvenate she spends time hiking, biking and kayaking with her husband, Doug and Ambassador guide dog “Cruiser.”