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President's Message

Greetings my sister Military and Veteran Women,


The New York Chapter of NABMW is one of the most active and leading chapters of the Association. The purpose of our organization is to keep alive the history and heritage of Black Women who served our nation with courage and valor in the Military services of our country-to tell HerStory.


Our primary goal is to foster a spirit of camaraderie and goodwill among all individuals interested in Black history through community involvement programs.


Our second goal is to motivate and support black youth in their attainment of academic excellent by utilizing military "role models" as a source of inspiration.


Our third goal is to make historical military information relating to black military women available to lectures, forum exhibits and various media activities. Anyone who is interested in our goals and want to collaborate with us is welcome to join, make history, and an impact in the United States Armed forces. 


Thank you in advance, 


Col. Carol St. Pierre

President, NYC Chapter

Col. Carol St. Pierre

Colonel Carol St. Pierre has served this great country for over 28 years. She served in numerous positions of increasing leadership and nursing-related management in both her Army Reserve and civilian careers. 


Colonel St. Pierre Joined the military in 1986 and has served in various positions of increasing responsibility and scope such as Head Nurse/Officer in Charge, Intermediate Care Ward, DEPMEDS Instructor, Assistant chief Nurse, Family Readiness Liaison, and Detachment Commander.


The best way to describe Col. St. Pierre is by listing the Army Values - loyalty, duty, respect, selfless services, honor, integrity, and personal courage. She displays all these values.


While a Lieutenant Colonel, she served as the Detachment Commander at Fort Totten in Queens, NY where she was responsible for over 90 soldiers, enlisted as well as commissioned officers.


As the 344th Family Readiness Liaison Coordinator, she was instrumental in assisting family members of deployed soldiers in attending the Yellow Ribbon Ceremony, spear-headed their Welcome Home Ceremony, and ensured successful family day events. She connected them to necessary health and welfare  services as well. 


Colonel St. Pierre was instrumental in the Deactivation of the 344th Combat Support Hospitals on September 10, 2011. Until very recently, Carol St. Pierre was the Chief Nurse for the 8th Medical Brigade.


Colonel St. Pierre completed the AMEDD Officer Basic and Advanced courses, Multi echelon Leadership Training, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, CAS 3, and Army Command and General Staff College. Her military awards and decorations include the Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. 


As a civilian, Colonel St. Pierre is currently the Nurse Manager for the Pain Management Department at Roosevelt Hospital in NYC. Colonel St. Pierre is a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives/NY Region, and serves on the Community Advisory Board at Bellevue Hospital in NYC. 


Colonel St. Pierre's untiring commitment to community is exhibited through her active membership in the National Association of Black Military Women where she is a founding member and current President of the NY/NJ Chapter. She also volunteers in various military associations such as the USO, has adopted deployed soldiers through the Adopt-a Platoon Program, and has participated in humanitarian missions in Nigeria and Haiti. 

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