Lt. Col. Jimmie J. Tolvert was born in Columbus, Georgia and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the U.S. Army June 30, 1997.
After commissioning and Officer Basic training, LTC Tolvert was assigned as a staff nurse at Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia where he served in three different staff positions which included Asst. Head Nurse Medical/Surgical floor, Asst. Head Nurse PACU, and interim Head Nurse PACU. In October 1999 he was selected for the Operation Bright Star mission with the 249th General Hospital in Egypt (series of combined and joint training exercises centered at the large Cairo West Air Base). In January 2001 LTC Tolvert PCS’d to Seoul, South Korea for an assignment at the 121st General Hospital where his positions included staff nurse on the Medical/Surgical ward, Head Nurse of the Medical/Surgical ward, Interim Company Commander for Bravo Company, and Nursing Supervisor. LTC Tolvert PCS’d to Fort Lee, VA in February 2002 where he was assigned to Kenner Army Community Hospital as the Head Nurse Pediatrics, Head Nurse Family Practice Clinic, OIC of the Troop Medical Clinic and OIC Brigade Aid Station. In 2005 LTC Tolvert was assigned to Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. where his positions while stationed there included Asst. Head nurse PACU, Interim Company Commander, Head Nurse Same day Surgery, OIC Primary Care-Pentagon, and OIC Ft. McNair Health Clinic-Pentagon. In October 2008 until August 2009 LTC Tolvert deployed with the 10th CSH out of Fort Carson Colorado into IBN Sina, Baghdad, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. While deployed he was Head Nurse of the Medical/Surgical-Iraqi Detainee Floor. Following his return from deployment In November 2009 he PCS’d to Hohenfels Germany as the Chief Nurse of Hohenfels Health Clinic where he performed duties as the Chief Nurse and Clinic Commander. In September 2012 LTC Tolvert PCS’d to Fort Benning, Ga. and served as OIC of PCMH for Martin Army and Chief Nurse of the Family Practice clinics. LTC Tolvert last assignment was DCCS and Chief Nursing Officer of Baumholder and Kaiserslautern Army Health Clinic, Germany.
Military awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3OLC), Army Commendation Medal (4OLC), Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 Bronze Star Device, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon (3).
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