Army Presentation and Luncheon

The primary mission of an army social worker is to provide professional and comprehensive services through a broad range of individual, family, command and community interventions, programs and services. The Army Medical Service Corps offers you significant opportunities to expand into areas beyond your traditional clinical roles, including research, teaching and administration.

Behavioral Scientists make important contributions to the well being of our soldiers!

The primary mission of an Army social worker is to provide professional and comprehensive services through a broad range of individual, family, command and community interventions, programs and services. Their goal is to sustain, restore or enhance the social well-being and functioning of individuals, families, units and the Army community. Army social workers practice within a broad spectrum of practice areas and settings that include: medical inpatient and outpatient treatment, mental health, family advocacy, combat stress, substance abuse, program management and prevention and primary care. The Army Medical Service Corps offers you significant opportunities to expand into areas beyond your traditional clinical roles, including research, teaching and administration.

Major Shondra Henry graduated from Dillard University, New Orleans, in 2003 with a Bachelor of Social Science/Social Policy. Upon graduation, she was commissioned as a Medical Service Corps officer and completed the AMEDD Officer Basic Course. Her first assignment was with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10 Brigade Support Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (LI) at Fort Drum, New York, as a medical logistician officer. She was then assigned in the following roles: Platoon Leader, Executive Officer, and the Brigade Medical Supply Officer, (BMSO) during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Following this assignment, she graduated AMEDD Captains Career Course at Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, TX in 2007. She was then immediately selected to command 591st Medical Logistics Company, 61 Multifunctional Medical Battalion (MMB), Fort Hood TX. As the 591st Medical Logistics Company Commander, she deployed the unit for 15 month tour in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Upon redeploying in 2009, she was selected for the inaugural class of University of Texas at San Antonio Master of Social Work (MSW) Program.

Upon graduating the MSW program in 2011, Major Henry completed the two-year Social Work Internship Program at Fort Drum, NY and was subsequently assigned as Behavioral Health Officer for 1 Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. While assigned to “Raider’s First,” she deployed in support of Atlantic Resolve, Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF), NATO mission to deter potential Russian aggression. These areas included Hungary, Poland, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and Germany. She was then assigned to Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Georgia. Social Work positions in the military include Family Advocacy, Child and Family Behavioral Health, Brigade Health Officer, and current Chief, Community Behavioral Health.

Major Henry’s military education also includes Hazardous Material Officer, Hospital Medical Logistics, Instructor’s Course, Health Services Materiel Officer Course, Family Advocacy Staff Training, Traumatic Event Management, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Processing Training (CPT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy-Depression (CBT-D), Traumatic Event Management (TEM), and Combat Operational Stress Control Course (COSC).

Her awards and decorations include Bronze Star, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal three with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal, and Meritorious Unit Commendation with two Oak Leaf Clusters.

Presenter: Major Shondra F. Henry, LCSW

Luncheon will be provided

When

Thu, September 14, 2017 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EDT

Where

IUPUI - University Hall Room 2043
301 University Blvd
Indianapolis, IN 46202

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