Virginia D. Yates
Colonel Virginia D. Yates was commissioned as an Engineer Officer upon graduation from Officer Candidate School Class 1-84, 17 February 1984. Colonel Yates’s first duty assignment was as Company Training Officer, C Company, 4th BN, 4th Training BDE, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. | Her subsequent duty assignments include: Battalion Adjutant, 4th BN, 4th Training BDE, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Operations Officer, 4th BN, 4th BDE, Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Physical Therapist, Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox, Kentucky; Physical Therapist, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas; Family Practice Resident, Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia; Commander, C Company, 168th Medical BN, Camp Humphreys, Korea; Family Practice Service Chief, Lawrence Joel Army Health Clinic, Fort McPherson, Georgia; Division Surgeon, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia and Iraq; Chief, Consolidated Troop Medical, Fort Benning, Georgia; Chief, Family Medicine Department, Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia; Deputy Commander for Clinical Services, and Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia; Commander, Rodriguez Army Health Clinic, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico. | Colonel Yates's military awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Cluster), Army Achievement Medal (2 Oak Leaf Cluster), Presidential Unit Citation Award, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Overseas Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Flight Surgeon Wings, and the Parachutist Badge.