Margaret C. Wilmoth, Gr’93 was recently promoted to the rank of Major General in the United States Army Reserve. She is only the 3rd nurse from Army Reserve to be promoted to Major General. General Wilmoth has spent more than 30 years in the armed services. Her 2005 assignment as the Commanding General of the 332nd Medical Brigade made her the both the first nurse and the first woman to command a medical brigade as a general officer.
General Wilmoth is also the first nurse to serve as the Deputy Surgeon General for Mobilization, Readiness and Army Reserve Affairs - making her the first nurse in the more than 106 year history of the Army Reserve to serve in this position.
Most recently in her concurrent civilian career, General Wilmoth served as the first Dean of the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University. Prior to this position, she was a Professor in the School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
General Wilmoth is Co-Chair of the American Academy of Nursing’s Military/Veterans Expert Panel and currently serves on the HRSA National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice, and the Georgia Nurse Leaders Coalition, the Georgia Action Coalition on the Future of Nursing. General Wilmoth is also a former Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, having served her fellowship in 2009-2010 with then Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).