Colonel Julie Freeman earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She entered the U.S. Army through a ROTC scholarship and was commissioned in the Army Nurse Corps. COL Freeman earned her Masters of Science Degree from University of Virginia and she maintains board certification as an Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist and an Advanced Practice Wound Ostomy Nurse. She earned a Masters in National Security and Resource Strategy from The Dwight D. Eisenhower School at National Defense University. COL Freeman graduated from University of Alabama, Birmingham with her doctorate.
COL Freeman has served in a variety of clinical, staff, and leadership positions including as Assistant Deputy for Medical Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower and Reserve Affairs); Medical Surgical Department Chief, Fort Belvoir Community Hospital, Fort Belvoir, Virginia; Executive Staff Officer, Office of the Chief, Army Nurse Corps; Staff Officer, Secretary of Defense Military Health System Review; Chief, Wound and Ostomy Services, Fort Bragg, North Carolina; Chief, Operations and Training, Munson Army Health Center, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Chief, Clinical Operations, Soldier Health Services, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Assistant Clinical Nurse Officer in Charge (CNOIC), Intensive Care Unit, 86th Combat Support Hospital, Iraq; Clinical Nurse Officer in Charge, Internal Medicine and Specialty Clinics, Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Assistant CNOIC, Specialized Nursing Care Center, Tripler Army Medical Center, Tripler, Hawaii; Staff Nurse, Orthopedics and Neurology, Tripler Army Medical Center, Tripler, Hawaii.