Mount View graduate to serve as Chief Nurse of USAREC

Jul 04, 2013

Col. Lisa Snyder-Hendrix of Jackson took over the Chief Nurse position at the U.S. Army Recruiting Command at Fort Knox, Ky., on June 17. Snyder-Hendrix is a graduate of Mount View High School and obtained her Bachelor's degree in Nursing from the University of Maine in 1988. She is the daughter of Janice Snyder of Jackson and Tom Snyder of Monroe. She has served in the military as a trauma critical care nurse for more than 22 years, starting out as a nurse in the Navy in San Diego, Calif., for three years and subsequent years in the Army. She and her family have moved from Landstuhl, Germany, where she served nearly three years at Landstuhl Regional Medical Hospital, the only Level 1 trauma center outside the continental U.S.

Snyder-Hendrix was promoted to the rank of Colonel on April 1, 2012, a rank that only 20-percent of Army Nurses achieve. She waited to hold her promotion ceremony until last June so her mother and nephew Zayne could participate in the ceremony along with her husband and four children Anthony, Biyanca, Niyaa and Travon. Snyder-Hendrix then took her mother and nephew on a week-long trip throughout Italy.

Snyder-Hendrix was deployed to Baghdad, Iraq, with the 31st Combat Support Hospital in 2004, serving as the nurse manager for one of the Intensive Care Units. She met her current husband on that deployment, although they didn't start dating until they returned to El Paso, Texas, in 2005. they subsequently married and adopted their four children in 2008. The children were siblings who had spent several years in foster care in separate homes. They were excited to be reunited with one-another.

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