Rear Admiral Christine M. Bruzek-Kohler
Director, Navy Nurse Corps
Chief of Staff, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery

Rear Admiral Christine Bruzek-Kohler is a native of Camden, N.J., and attended Villanova University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her commission as an Ensign in 1974. She also holds a Masters of Education from Providence College, and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Education from George Washington University. Bruzek-Kohler is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

In her distinguished career, Bruzek-Kohler served as Charge Nurse, National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Md.; Staff Nurse, U.S. Naval Regional Medical Center,

Naples, Italy; Ambulatory Care Coordinator, Naval Hospital Newport, R.I.; Director of Academic Support Department, Naval School of Health Sciences, Bethesda; Head of Enlisted Training Programs, Naval Health Sciences Education and Training Center; Director of Nursing/Acting Executive Officer, Naval Hospital Great Lakes, Ill.; Director of Nursing, U.S. Naval Hospital, Guam; Executive Officer, Naval Hospital, Pensacola, Fla.; Commanding Officer, Naval Hospital, Lemoore, Calif.; and Assistant Deputy Chief for Medical Operations Support, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington.

She is currently the 21st Director of the Navy Nurse Corps and the Chief of Staff, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery, Washington. 

Bruzek-Kohler’s personal decorations include the Legion of Merit (two awards), Meritorious Service Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal (two awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), and various service awards.

Updated: 2 December 2008