LTC (Ret) Paulette Patricia Williams

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LTC (Ret) Paulette Patricia Williams

LTC Paulette Williams served this great country for 22 years. She served in numerous positions of increasing leadership and nursing-related management in both Army Nurse Corps and civilian careers. LTC Williams has been responsible for all facets of nursing, relating to planning, management, operational control coordination and evaluations. LTC Williams as a leader, maintained a high degree of involvement, displayed strong perseverance in everything she did. She taught, coached, trained, mentored and developed soldiers in order to accomplish missions successfully.

 

LTC joined the Armed Forces in 1985. She served in various positions of increasing responsibilities and scope such as Head Nurse/Officer in Charge of the Intermediate Care Ward & Neuro Psych Section, and Drug Demand Reduction Program Controller of the 815th Station Hospital Unit, Bronx NY, and the 344th Combat Support Hospital. Ft Totten Queens NY.

 

As a Major, during her deployment to Iraq 2005-2006, with the 344th CSH, she was Officer in Charge of the Neuro Psych section. She supervised Junior Officers and section Non Commissioned Officers, served a population of 8,400 Iraqi detainees, and coalition Forces in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Following her return from Iraq, she was promoted to LTC, and was appointed Officer in Charge for all Commissioned Officers Evaluations at her Unit at Ft Hamilton, Brooklyn ,NY. She held this position until her retirement in 2007. During these assignments, LTC displayed

positive attitude toward her job and others, she excelled in handling tough situations, shared ideas and techniques, and maintained an optimistic outlook when faced with difficulties.

 

Describing LTC Williams is by listing the Army Values--namely: loyalty, duty, respect, selflessness services, honor, personal courage and integrity. LTC displayed all these values.

 

LTC Williams attended the following Military Schools: AMEDD Officers Basic and Advance Courses, FT Sam, San Antonio, Texas; Combined Arms and Services Staff School (CAS3), FT Hamilton, Brooklyn, NY; United States Army Command and General Staff College, Ft Hamilton, Brooklyn NY, and Ft Dix, NJ; Drug Reduction Program Certificate, Ft Dix, NJ; Clinical Incident Stress Management, Individual Crisis Intervention and Peer Support Certificate, Camp Pendleton, California.

 

Her Military awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (6th Award), National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (2nd award), Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Medal with Hour glass and M Device, Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon, and NJ Distinguished Service Medal.

 

As a civilian, LTC Williams is currently a Mental Health Intensive Case Manager at Brooklyn Veterans Administration. She evaluates, coordinates, implement patient care, monitors compliance with policies and procedures, participates in educational activities, and uses judgement to promote patient/family involvement in planning, decision making and evaluating outcomes.

 

LTC is an active member the National Association of Black Military Women (NABMW), Reserves Officers Association, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States, American Nurses Association, American Cancer Society, and the New York Psychosnalysis.