LTC Elizabeth North was commissioned as an Army Medical Specialist Corps (SP) officer in May 1995 upon graduating from Oklahoma State University with a Bachelor of Science in Dietetics. After completing the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officer Basic Course, she completed the U.S. Army Dietetic Internship at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX and was credentialed as a Registered Dietitian in 1996. She also holds a Master of Science with Distinction in Nutritional Sciences from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, TX and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College in Newport, RI.
As a Registered Dietitian, LTC North began her Army dietetics career at Brooke Army Medical Center as a clinical dietitian and then served as the Chief, Clinical Dietetics at the 121st General Hospital at Yongsan, South Korea. Upon completion of her tour, she was assigned to the AMEDD Center & School Nutrition Care Branch as a Nutrition Instructor/Writer. As an instructor, she provided nutrition instruction for Nutrition Care Specialists (68Ms) and assisted with AMEDD nutrition-related post professional graduate short courses including the Joint Field Nutrition Operations Course and the Advanced Nutrition Support Health Protection Course.
LTC North has served as the Chief, Nutrition Care Division at four different Army Medical Treatment Facilities including Moncrief Army Community Hospital, Fort Jackson, SC, Reynolds Army Community Hospital, Fort Sill, OK, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, Fort Hood, TX and Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, CO.
In 2004 LTC North deployed to Iraq with the 86th Combat Support Hospital in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom where she served as Chief, Nutrition Care and provided medical nutrition therapy at both Talil Air Base and Baghdad’s Ibn Sina Hospital.
After attending Intermediate Level Education in residence at the Command & General Staff College at Fort Leavenworth, KS, she served as a Fellow to the SP Corps Allied Health Staff Officer at the Office of the Surgeon General (OTSG) in Falls Church, VA. In her role, she assisted the SP Corps Chief and OTSG with projects including the Soldier Medical Readiness Campaign, the Initial Entry Training Soldier Athlete Initiative, and the 4ID Iron Horse Performance Optimization Initiative.
While serving as Chief, Nutrition Care at Evans Army Community Hospital, LTC North was selected for resident Senior Service College at the Naval War College at Naval Station Newport, RI and Commander, 6th Medical Recruiting Battalion, Las Vegas, NV.
LTC North’s military education includes the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the Joint Field Nutrition Operations Course, Intermediate Level Education Course, Army Medical Specialist Iron Major Course, and the College of Naval Warfare.
Her awards and decorations include Meritorious Service Medal with five Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Commendation Medal with two Oak Leaf Clusters, Army Achievement Medal with four Oak Leaf Clusters, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal and Army and Overseas Service Ribbons. She received the 2002 SP Dietitian Award of Excellence and was a 2010 recipient of the SP Corps Iron Major’s Award. She is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit. LTC North is a Registered/Licensed Dietitian and a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.