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Brig. Gen. Anita L Fligge

Brigadier General Anita L. Fligge, Deputy Assistant Director, J7 (Education and Training), Defense Health Agency, Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia

Deputy Assistant Director, Education and Training

Brigadier General Anita L. Fligge is the Deputy Assistant Director, Education and Training, Defense Health Agency, Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, Virginia. She directs the joint development and sustainment of the Department of Defense medical training initiatives and academic policy, leading 1,600 staff and instructors across two regions with an annual operating budget of $66 million. She is directly responsible for 75 professional development and enlisted medical education and programs across two institutes training over 308,000 Department of Defense and international students annually. She is also the Senior Advisor to the Air Force Reserve Command Nurse Corps Board of Directors and Development Team.

Fligge began her career by direct commission into the Air Force Nurse Corps upon graduation from South Dakota State University in 1990 and was selected to participate in the Nurse Intern Program. She served on active duty in a variety of roles before transitioning to the Air Force Reserve in 1998. She has commanded an Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron and has deployed in support of operations Freedom’s Sentinel and Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and Kuwait.

Prior to this assignment, Fligge served as the Mobilization Assistant to the Chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Falls Church, Virginia. She was the primary advisor to the Chief, Air Force Nurse Corps on recruitment, accession, force development, training and education of 18,000 Total Force Nursing Airmen (active duty, Reserve and Air National Guard). She oversaw policy and program development which ensures the highest standards for patient-centered, evidence-based nursing practice for all eligible beneficiaries.

DHA Address: 7700 Arlington Boulevard | Suite 5101 | Falls Church, VA | 22042-5101

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