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The University’s School of Nursing will honor an incoming U.S. Army surgeon general at the alumni awards this week.

Maj. Gen. Patricia Horoho will receive the Alumna of the Year Award for service to the field of nursing, promotion of health care and scholarly efforts.

She will become the 43rd Army surgeon general in December and the first female and non-physician to hold the title.

She will also be promoted to lieutenant general.

Her current position is the U.S. Army deputy surgeon general and chief of the U.S. Army Nurse Corps.

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