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LIEUTENANT COLONEL SOO A. SOHN

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Lt Col Soo A. Sohn is the Commander, 5th Medical Support Squadron,  5th Medical Group, Air Force Global Strike Command, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota.  In this position, she directly supports an outpatient care facility with 318 employees providing 52,000 clinic visits and 13,900 referrals annually.  Lt Col Sohn secures and manages financial and manpower resources and is responsible for a $9M operating budget as well as $1M in War Reserve and Homeland Defense Materials.  She also develops and implements strategic plans, business plans, and policies to effectively support 12,300 beneficiaries at two operational wings housing DoD's largest Personnel Reliability Program.
Lt Col Sohn graduated from the Rutgers University where she received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy in 1997 and from the University of Phoenix where she received her Master of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration in 2007.  Lt Col Sohn received a direct commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Air Force in August 1997.   

EDUCATION:

1997    Bachelor of Science Degree in Pharmacy, Rutgers University
2002    Squadron Officer School, in Residence
2007 Master of Science in Healthcare Administration, University of Phoenix
2007 Air Command and Staff College, by Correspondence 

ASSIGNMENTS:

1. September 1997 - June 2000, OIC, Satellite Pharmacy, 99th Medical Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
2. July 2000 - August 2001, Chief, Pharmacy Services, 51st Medical Group, Osan Air Base, South Korea
3. August 2001 - August 2003, Chief, Inpatient Pharmacy Services, 31st Medical Group, Aviano Air Base, Italy
4. August 2003 - August 2007, Diagnostics & Therapeutics Flight Commander, 30th Medical Group, Vandenberg Air Force Base, California
5. August 2007 - July 2008, AFIT Fellow, Pharmacy Law & Risk Management, Pharmacists Mutual Insurance Corporation, Iowa
6. July 2008 - July 2012, Diagnostics & Therapeutics Flight Commander, 55th Medical Group, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
7. July 2012 - June 2014, Pharmacy Flight Operations Officer, 60th Medical Group, Travis Air Force Base, California
8. June 2014 - Present, Commander, 5th Medical Support Squadron, 5th Medical Group, Minot Air Force Base, North Dakoda
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:

Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
Meritorious Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Recognition Ribbon
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
NATO Medal


OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS:

2005 14th Air Force Company Grade Officer of the Quarter, 1st Quarter
2005 Air Force Fred Coleman Company Grade Pharmacy Officer of the Year
2009 55th Medical Group Field Grade Officer of the Year
2010 55th Medical Group Field Grade Officer of the Quarter, 2nd Quarter
2010 55th Medical Group Field Grade Officer of the Year
2010 Air Combat Command Maxine Beatty Field Grade Pharmacy Officer of the Year

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:

Second Lieutenant  3 July 1996
First Lieutenant   3 July 1998
Captain    3 July 2000
Major    1 December 2006
Lieutenant Colonel  1 February 2013