Lt. Col. Marie E. Carmona
Commanding Officer, Raymond W. Bliss AHC
Lt.Col. Marie Carmona has served as the Commander of Raymond W. Bliss AHC Since May 2021.
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2003. During college she also attended Creighton University ROTC program where she received her commissioning. LTC Carmona received her Master’s in Nursing with a focus on Leadership and Administration in 2014 from Walden University.
Her previous assignments include staff nurse at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri; Emergency Room nurse while deployed with the 10th Combat Support Hospital to Baghdad, Iraq 2005-2006; Staff Critical Care Nurse, Cardiac Catheterization Lab Nurse, Joint Medical Flight Nurse, and one of the Critical Care Section bed managers at Tripler Army Medical Center Honolulu, Hawaii; Staff Critical Care Nurse at the Military’s only Burn Intensive Care Unit located in San Antonio, Texas; Emergency Room CNOIC and Chief Inpatient Nursing Supervisor while at Irwin Army Community Hospital Fort Riley, Kansas. Most recently LTC Carmona commanded the 126th Forward Surgical Team (FST) located at Fort Hood, TX. She led her team to Iraq from June 2016 – March 2017 in support of OIF conducting split operations within the area of operations. Upon her return the 126th FST converted to the 126th Forward Resuscitation and Surgical Team. Her most recent assignment was the Deputy Commander for Nursing at Dunham US Army Health Clinic in Carlisle Barracks Pennsylvania.
LTC Carmona is a graduate of the AMEDD Officer Basic Course, Critical Care Nursing Course, AMEDD Officer Advanced Course, and Command and General Staff College Resident Course. Her Awards include the Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), Army Commendation Medal (1OLC), Army Achievement Medal (1OLC), Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Ribbon (1 OLC).