MAJ Lakeshia Logan is a 4th generation military service member from Jacksonville, Florida. She is the first woman in her family to serve. She currently serves in a Train with Industry (TWI) position as a Research Fellow in the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
She enlisted in the Florida Army National Guard in 1999 and served 2 years as a 31L (Cable Systems Installer) before she transitioned to active-duty July 2001 where she attended Advanced Individual Training (AIT) as a 91B Combat Medic. She later deployed to Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003. She achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant prior to attending the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) at Fort Sam Houston in 2007.
MAJ Logan received her Bachelor of Science degree and later her Master of Science degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in 2009 and was commissioned as a First Lieutenant (1LT) in the Army Medical Specialist Corps. She received a Doctorate of Medical Science (DMSc) degree from the University of Lynchburg in April 2022.
She deployed again as a PA in 2011 to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team as the 24th Brigade Support Battalion’s Senior PA. Throughout her career, MAJ Logan has held various positions, including Class Advisor and Curriculum Writer and Instructor for the Basic Officer Leader Course (BOLC), highlighting her commitment to education and training. Her tenure as Command Surgeon at the National Training Center (NTC) showcased her ability to oversee healthcare operations in dynamic and challenging environments. Prior to her current role, MAJ Logan served as the Deputy Command Surgeon for Area Support Group Kuwait where she was at the forefront of directing medical, dental, veterinary, and public health activities for service members, civilians, and retirees.
She has served in multiple positions within the operational and clinical settings which has contributed to her well-rounded leadership and practice of medicine.
Her accolades include the Bronze Star and Meritorious Service Medals, Combat Medic Badge, and the Army Medical Department Order of Military Medical Merit which highlight her outstanding contributions and unwavering commitment to the healthcare and well-being of our military forces.
MAJ Logan has been married to her spouse for over 20 years and they share three daughters together.
Acknowledgments: This biography was written by Lakeshia Logan and was submitted to the Society in November 2023. Photographs are courtesy of MAJ Logan.
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