USU Alumna Announced as New Director of the Defense Health Agency

Maj. Gen. Telita Crosland, the U. S. Army Deputy Surgeon General, visited the 380th Expeditionary Medical Group, May 16, 2022 at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. The intent of Crosland’s visit was to assess the progress of the joint, multi-national Trauma, Burn and Rehabilitative Medicine program. (U.S. Air Force courtesy photo)

By USU External Affairs 

Major General (Promotable) Telita Crosland (Photo credit: Tom Balfour, USU)
Major General (Promotable) Telita Crosland
(Photo credit: Tom Balfour, USU)
The Chief of Staff of the Army has announced the following assignment:

Major General (Promotable) Telita Crosland, Deputy Surgeon General, Office of The Surgeon General, United States Army, Washington, D.C. to Director, Defense Health Agency, Falls Church, Va.

Crosland, a graduate of the Uniformed Services University's (USU) class of 1993, was selected for promotion to Lieutenant General, Medical Corps, U.S. Army, and the nomination confirmed by the Senate on Sept. 29th.  

In addition to USU, Crosland is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, and the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. She holds a Doctorate of Medicine, as well as a Master of Public Health from USU, and a Master of Science in National Resource Strategy from the Eisenhower School.

Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2 Oak Leaf Clusters); Meritorious Service Medal (4 Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (3 Oak Leaf Clusters), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Staff Badge and the Parachutist’s Badge. She is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit.

She is USU's fourth graduate to be selected for promotion to O-9, following Lt. Gen. Thomas Travis (1986), Vice Adm. Forrest Faison (1984) and Lt. Gen. Robert Miller (1988), all Service Surgeons General.  

Congratulations to MG(P) Crosland on her new assignment and outstanding achievements.