Dr. Charlotte J. Warren, Ph.D., joined Lincoln Land Community College (LLCC) as its first female president in 2006. She is a Colonel, Retired and Honorary Brigadier General for the Georgia National Guard. She holds a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from the College of Education, University of Virginia; a master’s degree in psychiatric/mental health nursing and a bachelor’s degree in nursing, both from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Prior to LLCC, Dr. Warren was president of the Community College Alliance and vice pre sident of the Virtual Campus at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio. From 2002-2005 she served as provost of the Lawrenceville campus of Georgia Perimeter College. Prior to that appointment, she was assistant academic vice president for continuing and corporate education at Georgia Perimeter College in Clarkston. From 1997-2000, she was chair of the Department of Nursing at Georgia Perimeter, Clarkston. She was a psychotherapist in private practice from 1992-98 and taught in research universities and community college settings for 30 years.
In her military career, Dr.Warren retired in 2012 as a Colonel and a Honorary Brigadier General, serving 21 years in the Georgia Army National Guard. She began her career in the National Guard as an Army Nurse and assumed positions of increasing responsibility and complexity including Battalion S3, IG, S2, MACOM XO and culminating as the Deputy Commander of the GAARNG Medical Command. COL Warren distinguished herself as an outstanding leader, professional Soldier and officer. COL Warren entered the Guard in 1990 having already attained a Ph.D. while working as the Dean of a School of Nursing and President of the Georgia’s Nurse’s Association. Then CPT Warren was assigned as a clinical nurse to the 117th MASH. She volunteered her services as a recruiter and educational counselor to staff the new MASH. She demonstrated initiative and leadership by taking on additional unit responsibilities as the 117th MASH COMSEC custodian and in planning and implementing the GAARNGS’s “Atlanta Kids Immunization Project” for school age children. She also developed a nutritional counseling program and video that trained unit representatives for nutritional counseling and allowed for greater outreach around the state. COL Warren served as both civilian and a National Guard representative when appointed to the Medical Committee providing all of the medical oversight to the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games. The Committee was responsible for medical planning, recruitment and care during the games. She also provided direct medical support to several of the venues.
In 1998, MAJ Warren was reassigned to the 151st Medical Evacuation Battalion where she served as the BN S2/S3. She played a key role in organizing a state wide weapons of mass destruction exercise, Consequence Management, at Ft. Gordon. She led the Battalion in their participation in this major disaster preparedness event. The event included all armed forces branches, federal agencies and civilian emergency personnel. She also led the work of writing a TOC Tactical SOP and updated the Battalion Tactical SOP. As a result of her work the Battalion received its first “GO” rating on an ARTEP TAMs evaluation in over six years. She also oversaw the planning, training and deployment preparation of Company B, 161st Med Bn (ASMB) for Operations “Golden Medic 98” and “Roving Sands 99,” two major external multi-service exercises involving support and operations for more than 33,000 soldiers from six nations.
From 1999 to 2002 MAJ Warren was assigned to the GA Guard Inspector General’s Office as the officer responsible for the 78th Troop Command. Commanders and NCOs at every level sought her assistance in an effort to ensure that soldiers’ rights and interests were protected. Her proactive work with all of the MACOM battalions minimized problems that often result when issues are ignored. She implemented quarterly reports to the BG on the state of the troops which gave him insight into the impact of morale, readiness and retention on the command. MAJ Warren guided the MACOM staff in building the Troop Command inspection program, building a better tool to guide the organization. She worked on a study on retention/morale trends and gave significant input for the Organizational Command Evaluation Program.
From 1999 to 2002 LTC Warren served as the 78th Troop Command Executive Officer. She worked to integrate staff support and the MACOM evaluation program into the battalions. She also served as the MACOM Family Readiness Officer and assisted in building that program throughout Troop Command as large numbers of Troop Command soldiers were being deployed. LTC Warren also participated in the G8 conference at the Savannah TOC. She coordinated staff activities, served as the public relations expert for the command and visited troops during the deployment.
From 2002 to 2011 COL Warren was reassigned to the State Medical Command and served as Head Nurse, Executive Officer and Deputy Commander. In those roles she helped to develop and implement the new SRP/PHA procedures. She aptly demonstrated her leadership skills when she served as Command OIC of the 48th BCT Operation Iraqi Freedom send-off operation which successfully provided medical support to approximately 3000 soldiers and their dependents. COL Warren played an integral role in the development of operation Healthy Smiles, a statewide effort to increase dental readiness in the state making Georgia number one in the nation in dental readiness. She worked closely with the DSS to build a contract program which allowed Georgia to attain this level of success as well as be ranked number one in the nation in medical readiness. As a nurse with both a masters and a doctorate in the field of mental health, COL Warren visited the Gulf and New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina providing clinical consultation to the State Command and NGB on recommendations for follow-up care of soldiers who were mobilized for Hurricane Katrina Support. She also volunteered to provide her technical service to serve as the medical liaison officer to the JOC hurricane response center for Georgia. She worked to carve out and define the role of the Medical Command in a disaster situation. COL Warren completed Command and General Staff College. Medals awarded include those for Army Achievement, Army Commendation and Meritorious Service.
(As of Sept 2015)