Lt. Col. Rocky D. Hosie, U.S. Air Force, N.C., M.S.N.-M.B.A. ’07

Distinguished Alumnus

Rocky D. Hosie

Lt. Col. Rocky Hosie is a special needs coordinator for the 673d Medical Group, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. Under his leadership, his team determines the resources that are available for both inbound and outbound military personnel for special medical, mental or teaching needs. Lt. Col. Hosie was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force in 2000 as an intensive care nurse after working in the civilian nursing field for nine years. He has worked in many care environments. Lt. Col. Hosie has deployed three times – in Oman, Pakistan and Afghanistan – for Operation Enduring Freedom. Prior to his current assignment, he served as the director of primary care for the 421st Air Base Squadron, RAF Menwith Hill, United Kingdom.

Lt. Col. Hosie has received the following awards: Meritorious Service Medal, the Aerial Achievement Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Meritorious Unit Award, Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with three oak leaf clusters and Valor Device, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two oak leaf clusters, Global Ward on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War of Terrorism Service Medal, Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border one oak leaf cluster, Air Force Longevity Service with two oak leaf clusters, Air Force Training Ribbon and a NATO Medal.

Lt. Col. Hosie enjoys mentoring the next generation. He is married and he and his wife, Gina, have two children in college.