COLONEL CHRISTINE R. BERBERICK

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Colonel Christine R. Berberick serves as Commander of the 78th Medical Group at Robins AFB, GA. The 78th Medical Group supports the war and peacetime mission of the 78th Air Base Wing, Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, and over 30 associate units representing six major commands. The Group provides healthcare for over 47,000 military and civilian personnel.

Colonel Berberick was born in Warren, Ohio. She earned a direct commission after graduating from Youngstown State University, in 1991. Prior to assuming her current position, she was the Commander of the 22d Medical Operations squadron at McConnell AFB, Kansas. Colonel Berberick has held various squadron and group positions to include Chief Nurse, Squadron Commander, Health Care Integrator, and Flight Commander.

Colonel Berberick is married to Jeffrey Berberick, DVM and they have two amazing daughters, Jordyn and Jamie Berberick.

EDUCATION
1991 - Bachelor of Science Nursing, Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH
1995 - Squadron Officer School, In-Residence, Maxwell AFB, AL
2001 - Master of Science Community Health Administration, California College of Health Science, National City, CA
2003 - Air Command and Staff College, Correspondence Course
2009 - Intermediate Executive Skills Course, San Antonio, TX
2011 - Air War College, Correspondence Course
2013 - 59th Medical Wing Chief Nurse Executive Fellow

ASSIGNMENTS
1. August 1991 - January 1992, Nurse Intern, 74th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
2. January 1992 - August 1994, Clinical Nurse Labor and Delivery, 410th Medical Group, K.I. Sawyer AFB, MI
3. September 1994 - March 1996, Clinical Nurse Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, 74th Medical Operations Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
4. March 1996 - May 1997, Clinical Nurse Pediatric Clinic, 74th Medical Operations Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH
5. June 1997 - October 2000, Deputy Chief Perinatal Services, 3d Medical Operations Squadron, Elmendorf AFB, AK
6. October 2000 - October 2004, Healthcare Integrator, 27th Medical Group, Cannon AFB, NM
7. October 2004 - July 2008, Family Practice Flight Commander, 72d Medical Operations Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
8. January 2007 - May 2007, Shift OIC, 435th Contingency Aeromedical Staging Facility, Ramstein AB Germany
9. July 2008 - July 2010, Chief, Nurse Transition Program, University Hospital Cincinnati, OH
10. July 2010 - July 2012, Chief Nurse, 72d Medical Group, Tinker AFB, OK
11. January - July 2012, Interim Commander, 72d Medical Support Squadron, Tinker AFB, OK
12. July 2012 - July 2013, 59th MDW Chief Nurse Executive Fellow, Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, TX
13. July 2013 - Jun 2014 Commander, 22d Medical Operations Squadron and Chief Nurse, 22d Medical Group, McConnell AFB, KS
14. June 2014 - June 2016, Commander, 375th Medical Operations Squadron, Scott AFB, IL
15. July 2016 - Present, Commander, 78 Medical Group, Robins AFB, GA

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster Air Force Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
2007 AFMC Field Grade Nurse of the Year
2007 Air Force Medical Service Field Grade Nurse of the Year
2008 AFMC Lance P. Sijan Leadership Award nominee
2011 AFMC Excellence in Nursing Leadership
2015 MHS Military Senior Nursing Leadership Excellence

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP AND AFFILIATIONS
Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
American Nurses Association

PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
ANCC - Nursing Administration
NCC - Inpatient Obstetrics

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant 7 Jul 1991
First Lieutenant 7 Jul 1993
Captain 7 Jul 1995
Major 1 Nov 2003
Lieutenant Colonel 1 Apr 2010
Colonel 1 Feb 2015

(Current as of 15 July 2016)