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Patricia D. Horoho
LTG Patricia Horoho.jpg
Born 1960 (age 58–59)
Place of birth Fort Bragg, North Carolina, U.S.
Allegiance United States
Service/branch U.S. Army
Rank US-O9 insignia Lieutenant General
Commands held DeWitt Health Care Network
Walter Reed Health Care System
Madigan Army Medical Center
Western Regional Medical Command
Awards Distinguished Service Medal
Order of Military Medical Merit medallion
Legion of Merit (3)
Meritorious Service Medal (7)
Army Commendation Medal (4)
Army Achievement Medal (2)

Patricia D. Horoho (born 1960) is a United States Army lieutenant general and the 43rd U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command. She is the first female and first Nurse Corps Officer nominated by the President of the United States as TSG & CG, USAMEDCOM in Army Medicine’s history.

Early life and educationEdit

Horoho was born in Fort Bragg in 1960, and attended St. Ann Catholic School and St. Patrick Catholic School in Fayetteville, North Carolina and graduated from E.E. Smith High School in 1978.[1] She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1982 and the Masters of Science Degree as a Clinical Trauma Nurse Specialist from the University of Pittsburgh in 1992.[2]


In 1994, Horoho was the head nurse of the emergency room at Womack Army Medical Center. She treated the wounded in the aftermath of the Green Ramp disaster.[1]

Horoho was recognized as a Nurse Hero by the American Red Cross on September 14, 2002, for her actions during the September 11 attacks for giving first-aid to 75 victims.[3][4] Among her military awards are the Distinguished Service Medal, the Order of Military Medical Merit medallion, Legion of Merit (2 OLC), Meritorious Service Medal (6 OLC), Army Commendation Medal (3OLC), and the Army Achievement Medal (1 OLC).[3] She was also recognized as a Legacy Laureate by the University of Pittsburgh in 2007.[2]

Horoho has served as Commander of:

Awards and recognitionsEdit

Distinguished Service Medal ribbon.svg Army Distinguished Service Medal
Bronze oakleaf-3d
Bronze oakleaf-3d
Legion of Merit ribbon.svg
Legion of Merit with two oak leaf clusters
Bronze Star ribbon.svg Bronze Star
Silver oakleaf-3d
Bronze oakleaf-3d
Meritorious Service ribbon.svg
Meritorious Service Medal with one silver and one bronze oak leaf cluster
Bronze oakleaf-3d
Bronze oakleaf-3d
Bronze oakleaf-3d
Army Commendation Medal ribbon.svg
Army Commendation Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Bronze oakleaf-3d
Army Achievement Medal ribbon.svg
Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Bronze oakleaf-3d
Army Superior Unit Award ribbon.svg
Superior Unit Award with one oak leaf cluster
Bronze star
National Defense Service Medal ribbon.svg
National Defense Service Medal with one service star
AFEMRib Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Bronze star
Afghanistan Campaign ribbon.svg
Afghanistan Campaign Medal with one service star
Global War on Terrorism Service ribbon.svg Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service ribbon.svg Humanitarian Service Medal
ResMedRib.svg Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Army Service Ribbon.svg Army Service Ribbon
NATO Medal ISAF ribbon bar.svg NATO Medal for service with ISAF

Personal lifeEdit

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Horoho is the daughter of retired Army officer Frank Dallas and Josephine Dallas. She is married to Raymond Horoho and has two children, John Horoho and Mary Margaret Horoho. She has one brother, Ed Dallas, and one sister, Nancy Dallas (now Boatner).


  1. 1.0 1.1 Cuningham, Henry. Obama nominates E.E. Smith grad for Army surgeon general Fayetteville Observer. May 5, 2011.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "University of Pittsburgh Names Eight New Legacy Laureates" University of Pittsburgh News. October 21, 2007.
  3. 3.0 3.1 [1]" U.S. Army Medical Department. March 2010.
  4. Gregory, Hamilton. Public speaking for college and career. McGraw-Hill. 2005. P. 2
  5. Bernton, Hal, "Army Whistle-Blower Fights To Clear Name", Seattle Times, 14 August 2011, p. 1.

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