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U.S. Navy - Major (Ret.)

Gregory's Story

In November 2002, after graduating from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, Gregory M. Wierzbicki entered the Air Force as a nurse. Gregory was driven to join the Service after 9/11 occurred during his senior year of the nursing program. He worked as a surgery floor nurse for nearly eight years before being selected to go to the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland in 2009 and becoming a Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He continued to work until December 2019 when he was Medically Retired for Service Connected injuries.


2002 Bachelors of Science in Nursing - Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA

2008 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, AL in residence 

2011 Awarded Master’s Degree USUHS, Bethesda, Maryland



1. November 2002 –December 2006 –Wright Patterson AFB, Ohio

2. Oct 2003 –Feb 2004 –Contingency Deployment –Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, GE

3. December 2006 –May 2009 –Incirlik AB, Turkey

4. May 2009 –September 2011 –Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD

5. September 2011 –September 2014 –Ramstein AB, GE

6. September 2014 –December 2019 –Eglin AFB, FL


Major Awards and Decorations

Air Force Commendation Medal (2) 

AF Outstanding Unit Award (1) 

National Defense Service Medal 

Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal 

Nuclear Deterrence Operations Service Medal 

AF Overseas Ribbon Short

AF Overseas Ribbon Long 

Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon 

AF Longevity Service (3)

AF Training Ribbon

Advanced Practice Nurse Award for AFMC –2016

Advanced Practice Nurse Awardfor USAF –2016 



2nd Lieutenant –15 November 2002

1st Lieutenant –15 November 2004

Captain -15 November 2006

Major –1 July 2014

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