Currie promoted to rank of Navy captain
NAPLES, Italy — Carolyn Currie, a Lake George native, was recently promoted to the rank of captain in the United States Navy. Currie had the honor of having her oath rendered by Rear Adm. Tina Davidson, director of the Navy Nurse Corps.
The ceremony was held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial in Arlington National Cemetery. Capt. Carlos Williams, the director of the Office for Global Health Engagement, served as the master of ceremonies.
The venue and guests were reflective of Currie’s professional career. She began as a nurse practitioner in 1995, directed the Navy’s first Sexual Assault Response Team from 2000 to 2004, and was deployed in 2006 to Expeditionary Medical Facility Kuwait as the first women’s health nurse practitioner to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, to name just a few examples. Since her first duty station, Currie has exemplified women’s success and impact on Navy Medicine.
In June, Currie will leave her duty station in Naples, Italy, and report to the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland, where she will serve as the director for education and training at the Center for Global Health Engagement.
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Currie, daughter of John Currie of Lake George and Mary Collins of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, graduated from Queensbury High School in 1982. She received her associate degree in nursing from SUNY Morrisville in 1984 and completed her bachelor’s from SUNY Plattsburgh.
She was commissioned into the Navy under a full-time out-service program for her master’s in nursing in 1993. She received her degree from University of Washington in May 1995 as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. She also earned a Master of Public Health degree in 2007 from Naval Medical Center San Diego.