COL Michelle Munroe was selected for the Army Nurse Candidate Program in 1991 while attending the University of Maryland for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Following the program, she received a direct commission into the Army Nurse Corps. Later, COL Munroe completed a Master's of Science from The University of Maryland and further achieved her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Frontier Nursing University, KY.
She is a graduate of AMEDD Executive Skills Course, Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Intermediate Level Education, and The Army War College.
COL Munroe began serving in the Army Nurse Corps at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, TX. Her past assignments include: charge nurse of the Urgent Care Center, Fort Eustis, VA; Assistant Clinical Nurse Officer in Charge, Darnall Army Community Hospital, FT Hood, TX; Chief Nurse Midwife, Tripler Army Medical Center, HI; Chief, Nurse Midwife and Chief, OB/GYN Clinic, Madigan Army Medical Center, Ft Lewis, WA. She built a midwifery program with staff that supported the midwifery model of care and supported graduate medical education and implemented Centering Pregnancy which became the model for MEDCOM implementation. During her MAMC tenure, Michelle deployed to Iraq with the Deployed Combat Casualty Research Team and was the Nurse Champion for Team STEPPS in the entire theater. Recognized for her leadership, COL Munroe was then selected as Deputy Commander for Nursing, Ft Lee, VA; Commandant GSN, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, MD; Assistant Deputy Commander for Nursing then as Chief Nursing Officer, Landstuhl Region Medical Center. As a Certified Nurse Midwife, she also functions as
Her awards and decorations include the Bronze Star, the Defense Superior Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, and the Combat Action Badge. COL Munroe is a recipient of the Dr. Anita Newcomb McGee Award (Army Nurse of the Year) in 2009, received the Order of Military Medical Merit, and awarded The Surgeon General's 9A Proficiency Designator.