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BJACH Leadership

BJACH Commander

Alisa R. Wilma, COL

Colonel Alisa R. Wilma serves as the Commander of Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital (BJACH), Director of the Central Louisiana Small Market military medical treatment facility, and the Command Surgeon for the JRTC and Fort Johnson.  BJACH provides healthcare services to nearly 20,000 beneficiaries with inpatient and outpatient care of more than 110,210 appointments and referrals annually.
 
Colonel Wilma is a native of Hayward, California. She holds the following degrees conferred from the University of California, Davis: Bachelor of Science in Animal Science; a Master’s of Preventive Veterinary Medicine; and a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. She also holds a master’s in strategic studies from the U.S. Army War College.
 
Colonel Wilma’s previous assignments include Director of the Defense Centers for Public Health- Aberdeen, two appointments as the Director of Public Health and Safety, Defense Commissary Agency, Fort Lee, Virginia; Deputy Commanding Officer, Public Health Command-Central; Commander of the 463rd Medical Detachment, Veterinary Service Support (VSS), Fort Benning, Georgia; Command Veterinarian, U.S. Army Africa, Vicenza, Italy; Command Veterinarian, Area Support Group-Kuwait, Camp Arifjan, Kuwait; Deputy Director, DOD Food Analysis and Diagnostic Laboratory, Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), Texas; Instructor, Captain’s Career Course, Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Center and School, JBSA; Commander, 21st Medical Detachment Veterinary Services-Small (VS) (SM), Camp Darby, Italy, and Branch Chief, Veterinary Services Branch, Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst. 
           
Colonel Wilma’s deployments include, Commander, 463rd Medical Detachment (VSS), Camp Afirjan Kuwait, Commander, 21st Medical Detachment, (VS) (SM), Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, with additional deployments to Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
 
Her military education includes the U.S. Army War College, Command and General Officer’s Course, Brigade Pre-Command Course, AMEDD Pre-Command Course, Senior Officer Legal Orientation Course, Interagency Executive Leadership Course, as well as the Officer Basic and Advance Courses. She completed her Long-Term Health Education Training at the University of California Davis with an emphasis on food science and virology.
 
Her awards include the Defense Superior Service Award; Meritorious Service Medal (5 oak leaf clusters); Army Commendation Medal (2 oak leaf clusters); Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal; Kosovo Campaign Medial (Bronze Star) Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal; Army Service Ribbon; the Overseas Service Medal (5th Award); NATO Medal; Expert Field Medical Badge; Meritorious Unit Commendation (1 oak leaf cluster); the Superior Unit Award and the Order of Military Medical Merit.

COL Wilma is a board-certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine, she currently serves on the National Advisory Council on Microbiological Criteria for Foods, and was awarded the “A” designator for outstanding professional activity in her field.

COL Wilma and her spouse both serve in the U.S. Army. Her spouse serves as a Judge Advocate in the U.S. Army Reserve. They have two pets, a cat named “G” and Lucy, their Basset Hound.

Shavonda C. Devereaux, CSM

CSM Shavonda C. Devereaux is a native of Dillon, South Carolina. She enlisted in the United States Army in September 2000 under the active component as a 68W, Health Care Specialist. She attended basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina and graduated Advanced Individual Training at Joint Base San Antonio, Texas.

CSM Devereaux has served as a Health Care Specialist, Emergency Care NCO, Medical Treatment NCO, Troop Command Admin NCO, Health Care Sergeant,
Health Care NCO, Troop Medical Clinic NCOIC, Operations Sergeant, Operations NCO, Medical NCO, Division Surgeon NCOIC, Senior Healthcare NCO, and Troop Sergeant Major.
Her previous assignments and locations include Bayne Jones Army Community Hospital, Fort Polk, Louisiana; 168th Medical Battalion, Camp Red Cloud, Korea; Dwight David Eisenhower Army Medical Center, Fort Gordon, Georgia; 501st Forward Support Battalion, Friedberg, Germany; Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia; United States Military Entrance Processing Command, Lansing, Michigan; 1st Theater Sustainment Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky; and the Sergeants Major Academy, Fort Bliss, Texas. She has deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Her previous assignment was the Troop Sergeant Major, Troop Command, Martin Army Community Hospital, Fort Benning, Georgia.

CSM Devereaux’s military education includes the Basic Leader Course, Advanced Leader Course, Army Equal Opportunity Leader Course, Senior Leader Course earning the Leon Van Autreve Leadership Award, Emergency Medical Technician Basic Course, Army Basic Instructor Training Course, Battle Staff NCO Course, SHARP Certification Course, Common Faculty Development-Instructor Course, Practice Manager Course, Battalion Pre-Command Course, CSM Development Program, and is a graduate of the United States Army Sergeants Major Academy Class 70 and earned a place on the Commandant’s List, top 20%.

Her civilian education includes a Doctorate in Public Health with a focus on Epidemiology from Walden University, a Master of Science in Health Science on the subject of Public Health with Magna Cum Laude from Trident University, and a Bachelor of Science in Health Science with Cum Laude from Trident University.

CSM Devereaux’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal (3rd OLC), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal (4th OLC), the Army Achievement Medal (6th OLC), the Navy Unit Commendation Medal, the Meritorious Unit Citation, the Army Superior Unit Award, the Army Good Conduct Medal (6th award), the Iraqi Campaign Medal (2 stars), the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korean Defense Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (with numeral 5), the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (with numeral 3), and the Expert Field Medical Badge. She is the recipient of the Order of Military Medical Merit.
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