Veterans Advisory Board (VAB)

COL (Ret.) Annette Tucker Osborne

COL (Ret.) Annette Tucker Osborne embarked on her military career in August 1984, was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant Army Nurse and was assigned to the 307th General Hospital, New York, NY.  Her military assignments include: Clinical Intensive Care Nurse 307th General Hospital, Medical Surgical Nurse for Medical Mission in El Salvador, Officer in Charge, Trauma Training Program, Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn, New York, Executive Officer, Detachment 1, 344th Combat Support Hospital, Ft. Totten, Queens, New York; and Credential Officer, 8th Medical Brigade. She has served as Chief Nurse, 8th Medical Brigade, Ft. Wadsworth, Staten Island, New York, and most recently as the Clinical Operations Chief Nurse, 3rd MDSC OCP (FWD) Kuwait, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) 2012.

Her awards and decorations include Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medial (w/4 Oak Leaf Clusters), National Defense Service Medal (W/1) service star, Armed Forces Reserve Medal (W/silver hourglass), Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Component Overseas Training, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Overseas Medal Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Meritorious Medal, the Legion of Merit Award.

Osborne works as a Nurse Consultant conducting mock surveys for nursing homes. She holds a master's degree from New School for Social Research and is currently a doctoral candidate at Walden University.