Congratulations to Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg ‘97 for being selected as the 2018 Distinguished Alumna Award recipient by the MUSC Alumni Association.
Gen. Hogg is the deputy surgeon general and chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. She directs operations of the Air Force Medical Service, composed of a $6.1 billion, 44,000 person integrated health care delivery system serving 2.6 million beneficiaries at 76 military treatment facilities worldwide. She oversees the daily functions of the Air Force Surgeon General’s office with offices in Washington, DC, Fort Detrick, MD, Falls Church, VA and San Antonio, TX. Included in these functions are clinical operations and quality, aeromedical evacuation, global force management, readiness, strategic medical plans, programs and budget, medical force management and medical information systems management. General Hogg coordinates Air Force Medical Service operations through major commands, joint service agencies, the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), the Defense Health Agency and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Additionally, as chief of the Nurse Corps, General Hogg is responsible for recruitment, accession, training and education of 18,000 active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard Airmen. She oversees policy and program development which ensures the highest standards for patient-centered, evidence-based nursing practice for all eligible beneficiaries.
Gen. Hogg entered the Air Force in 1984 and has commanded at the squadron and group level and served as the deputy command surgeon for two major commands. She has deployed in support of operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom. She earned her Master of Science in nursing degree from the MUSC College of Nursing in 1997.
Gen. Hogg will receive her award at the 135th Anniversary Gala at the SC Aquarium on February 23.
Stay tuned to read about the recipients of the Exemplary Recent Graduate, Honorary Alumna Award, and the Outstanding Service to MUSC College of Nursing Award when they are announced next month.