Colonel Rebecca Porter
Commander, Dunham US Army Health Clinic
COL Rebecca Porter received her Army commission from the University of Washington in 1983, where she was a Distinguished Military Graduate and began her Army career as a Military Police Officer. She served as a platoon leader and battalion personnel officer before transferring to the United States Army Reserve, where she was assigned as a Civil Affairs officer. While serving in the Reserves, COL Porter received her Masters of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology from Chapman University. She subsequently entered the doctoral program at Fielding Graduate University. COL Porter transferred from the MP Corps to the Medical Service Corps in 1995 and returned to active duty to complete the Clinical Psychology Internship Program at Tripler Army Medical Center, Hawaii. She is also a graduate of Tripler's Postdoctoral Health Psychology Fellowship and a Board Certified Clinical Health Psychologist.
Her Army assignments include 272d MP Company (Kaefertal, Germany), 95th MP Battalion (Mannheim, Germany), 448th Civil Affairs Battalion (Fort Lewis, WA), Tripler Army Medical Center (Honolulu, HI), William Beaumont Army Medical Center (Fort Bliss, Texas), Office of the Chief of Legislative Liaison (Washington, DC), Office of the Chief of Staff of the Army (Washington, DC), United States Military Academy (West Point, NY), Walter Reed Army Medical Center (Washington, DC), and the Joint Task Force, National Capital Region Medical (Bethesda, MD). She most recently served as Director of Psychological Health for the Army and the Chief of the Behavioral Health Division at the Office of the Surgeon General.
COL Porter's military education includes MP Officer Basic Course (honor graduate), MP Officer Advanced Course (honor graduate), Civil Affairs Officer Advanced Course, Combined Arms and Services Staff School, and the Command and General Staff College. She is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit, as well as the American Psychological Association and the Association of Military Surgeons of the United States.
She is supported by her husband of 24 years, Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) John R. Porter and their children, Caitlin (22) and Zachary (18).