PhD Student Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

In a Veterans Day ceremony befitting a day when the United States remembers all who have served in the armed forces, PhD student Major Kristal Melvin, NP, U.S. Army Nurse Corps, was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel (LTC).  Melvin’s doctoral dissertation explores post-traumatic symptoms (with or without PTSD diagnosis) and their impact on relationships among Army combat-veteran couples. After she earns her PhD, Melvin will be assigned to one of five nursing research cells in the Army Medical Department.