COL Keenan’s most recent assignment was as
the Chief of Staff, U.S. Army Warrior Transition Command.
COL Keenan entered the Army as a Nurse Corps
Officer in July 1986. She has enjoyed a variety of assignments as a
Staff Nurse Oncology/Hematology, Dwight David Eisenhower Army
Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia; Charge Nurse, Emergency
Department, Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort
Gordon, Georgia; Nurse Counselor, 2nd Recruiting Brigade, United
States Recruiting Command, Fort Gillem, Georgia; AMEDD Officer Basic
Course Nurse Advisor, AMEDD Center and School, Fort Sam Houston,
Texas; Chief Nurse, A Co, 168th Medical Battalion (AS), Camp Red
Cloud, Korea; Head Nurse, Emergency Treatment Section, 21 Combat
Support Hospital, Fort Hood, Texas; Nurse Methods Analyst, Darnall
Army Community Hospital, Fort Hood, Texas; Chief Nurse, Department
of Outlying Health Clinics, 67th Combat Support Hospital, Wuerzburg,
Germany; Chief Nurse/Executive Officer, 67th Combat Support Hospital
(Forward), Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo; Army Congressional Fellow,
Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison, (R-TX), Washington, DC; Chief,
Congressional Liaison Office, Office of the Army Surgeon General;
and Garrison Commander, Camp Bullis, Texas. COL Keenan served as the
Deputy Commander for Nursing, Dewitt Army Community Hospital, Fort
Belvoir, Virginia until April 2007.
COL Keenan was commissioned from Henderson
State University with a Baccalaureate of Nursing. COL Keenan also
holds a Master of Science in Nursing Administration from the Medical
College of Georgia and a Masters in Strategic Studies from the U.S.
Army War College. COL Keenan’s military education includes the Army
Medical Department Officer Basic and Advance Courses, the U. S. Army
Command and General Staff College and the U.S. Army War College.
Her awards and decorations include the Legion
of Merit, the Meritorious Service Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters,
the Army Commendation Medal with Four Oak Leaf Clusters, and the
Army Achievement Medal. She has earned the Expert Field Medical
Badge, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, and the Army
Staff Identification Badge. COL Keenan was the General Douglas
MacArthur Leadership Award winner for the Health Services Command in
1988, a Regional Finalist, White House Fellowship Program in 1992,
and an Army Congressional Fellow for FY 2001. She is a member of the
Order of Military Medical Merit and a Fellow in the American College
of Healthcare Executives.