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Glynda W. Lucas

COL (Ret.)/ Dr. 

First Female ASU ROTC Graduate (Inducted as a Major)

Born in Pisa, Italy and raised in the U.S. Air Force, Colonel Glynda Lucas spent most of her formative years living and traveling in Europe. She entered Arkansas State University at age sixteen and graduated three years later, at age nineteen, with a BS in Management. She spent an additional year, doing graduate work, while completing the Military Science 3rd and 4th year programs, simultaneously. She made history in 1976 when she became the first woman to be commissioned through the ASU ROTC program. Her military schooling included the Quartermaster Officer Basic and Advanced courses, General Troop Support Material Management Basic and Advanced courses, and the Army Medical Department Officer Basic Course. She is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College. In 1988 she was selected to receive a four-year Army medical school scholarship and was accepted into the Medical College of Pennsylvania. In 1992 she graduated from medical school, and from 1992 to 1996 she completed a pediatric internship and residency at Walter Reed Medical Center, culminating in her selection as Chief Resident for the newly-formed National Capital Area Uniformed Services Pediatric Residency Program. She served as Chief of Pediatrics in Heidelberg, Germany and at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, Texas. Colonel Lucas also served as Chief, Clinical Operations for the Multi-National Corps-Iraq. She retired from the Army in 2010, at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Polk, Louisiana, where she served as Deputy Commander for Clinical Operations. Her military honors include three awards of the Army Commendation medal, three awards of the Meritorious Service Medal, the Bronze Star Medal and the Legion of Merit.