Terry G. Owens, President and CEO

Lieutenant Colonel Terry Owens graduated from Hampton Institute in 1987 with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. She earned a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from Hampton University in 1990. In 1987 she enlisted in the Army Reserves as a Combat Medic assigned to the 18th Field Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. In 1990 she was commissioned as a distinguished military graduate and a second lieutenant on Active Duty through Hampton University’s Army R.O.T.C. Program. She has successfully served in numerous positions of responsibility most notable include Ambulance Platoon Leader in the 708th Main Support Battalion (Mech) 8th Infantry Division, Bad Kreuznach, Germany, Treatment Platoon Leader and Battalion S-2 Officer, 123rd Main Support Battalion, 1st Armored Division, Dexheim, Germany, Battalion Adjutant of the 21st Combat Support Hospital and Bravo Company Commander, 61st Area Support Medical Battalion, 1st Medical Group, Fort Hood, Texas, the Medical Center Brigade Personnel and Executive Officer, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., Team Commander for the Northern California Heath Care Recruiting Team, 6th AMEDD Detachment, Fairfield, California, Medical Corps Branch Assignment Officer and Chief of the Personnel Services Branch, Health Services Division, U.S. Army Human Resources Command in Alexandria, Virginia and Troop Commander and Chief of Military Personnel, Ireland Army Community Hospital at Fort Knox, Kentucky. She is currently assigned as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Personnel Services (DCSPER) at the 30th Medical Command in Heidelberg, Germany and recently completed a year deployment in Afghanistan.

Lieutenant Colonel Owens has shared her time and talents as an elementary school substitute teacher in the Department of Education, Phenix Hall at Hampton University from 1988-90. She has served as a mentor and speaker with the City of Alexandria Office on Women Community Education Programs dedicated to empowering women and their families by promoting equality, safety and access to opportunities and services through advocacy and education. She has been a Brownie Troop Leader and volunteer with The Scholarship Fund of Alexandria that is committed to helping academically qualified, financially needy students at T.C. Williams High School to afford post secondary education. She is also a volunteer member-at-large with The Reading Connection (based in Arlington, VA) which is a literacy outreach program for children living in shelter crisis. Lieutenant Colonel Owens is a member of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Order of the Eastern Star and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She and her husband Raymond have one daughter, Courtney who is the namesake and inspiration for the foundation. They reside in Fort Knox, Kentucky.


Email Terry: coefi_2@msn.com


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