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Denise Beaumont

Retired Col. Denise M. Beaumont

A native of Searcy, Col. Beaumont completed her Bachelor of Science in nursing in 1994 and was commissioned into the U.S. Army through the A-State ROTC program. In 2006, Col. Beaumont earned her Master of Science in Nursing from the U.S. Army Graduate Program in Anesthesia Nursing (USAGPAN) from the University of Texas Health Science Center. In 2017, she received her Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice degree from Texas Wesleyan.

Her last active duty assignment before retiring April 1, after 27 years of active duty service, was director for USAGPAN. Her military assignments included pediatric staff nurse at the 121st General Hospital in Seoul, Korea, staff nurse in the emergency department at Raymond W. Bliss Army Community Hospital in Fort Huachuca, Ariz., and Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center in Fort Gordon, Ga.

She provided service as a program director and anesthesiologist in medical facilities in Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Eustis, Va.; and Fort Sam Houston, Texas, before being deployed to Afghanistan and Africa.

Among her awards and decorations, Col. Beaumont earned the Legion of Merit; two Bronze Stars; three Meritorious Service Medals; six Army Commendation Medals; three Army Achievement Medals; Navy Achievement Medal; Meritorious Unit Award; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two bronze service stars; Iraqi Campaign Medal with one bronze service star; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korea Defense Medal; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; and two NATO Medals. She also received the Army Combat Action Badge; Army Combat Medic Badge; and the Army Surgeon General’s 9A proficiency designator. In addition, Col. Beaumont is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit, the American Association of Nurse Anesthetists and Sigma Theta Tau.

Col. Beaumont is married to retired U.S. Army Lt. Col. and A-State ROTC alumnus Steven Beaumont and they have two children, Tyler Beaumont and A-State Cadet Zachary Beaumont (class of 2022