Deployed CRNAs

The American Association of Nurse Anesthetists is proud to recognize and pay tribute to the Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs) who are stationed around the world and at home, administering safe, quality anesthesia care to the United States' Armed Forces.

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LTC Benjamin Riley, MNA, CRNA

LTC Benjamin Riley, MNA, CRNA
Currently serving: 945th FST, SOTF-Afghanistan
Deployed: October 2018-February 2019
Originally from: Inver Grove Heights, Minn.

LTC Riley is currently serving with:

LTC Scott Gadberry, MS, CRNA
Currently serving: 1872nd Head and Neck Team- Iraq
Deployed: October 2018-February 2019
Originally from: Kansas City, Kans.

MAJ Jeb Kotzian, DNP, CRNA
Currently serving: 945th FST, SOTF-Afghanistan
Deployed: October 2018-February 2019
Originally from: Elk River, Minn.

MAJ Justin Towne, MS, CRNA
Currently serving: 945th FST, SOTF-Afghanistan
Deployed: October 2018-February 2019
Originally from: Onamia, Minn.

LTC Riley:

LTC Benjamin Riley, MNA, CRNA

LT John Echeverria MSN, CRNA

Deployed: 2018

Of Interest: Served with expeditionary medical unit (EMU) Rotation 5 in Iraq, 2018, Navy Reserves. He was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., but he currently lives and practices in Fredericksburg, Texas. Nineteen years ago he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he was a bandsman (trombone instrumentalist). He is married to his wife, Jordan, coming up on their two-year anniversary (Married in February 2017), and while he was deployed, the Echeverrias celebrated the birth of their first child, Quinn.

LT Echeverria:

LT John Echeverria, MSN, CRNA

Quinn Echeverria, Photo by Chanda's Photography, Boerne, Texas

Photo of Quinn by Chanda's Photography, Boerne, Texas

CRNAs Deployed 2003-2012

The following CRNAs were listed on the AANA website previously.
The AANA and its members are very proud of their service. Where possible, rank and credentials have been updated.

1st Forward Surgical Team and 67th Combat Support Hospital,
U.S. Army, 2004

10th Combat Support Hospital and 28th Combat Support Hospital, 2003

21st Combat Support Hospital, 2003

325th Combat Support Hospital, 2008

CDR Deana Lynne Abernathey, CRNA, USN(ret), 2003

MAJ John Ahle, CRNA, 2004

Captain Michael S. Arnold, MSN, CRNA, USN, 2006

Captain Jaime T. Bagnell-Leonardo, MSN, CRNA, 2003

MAJ Wm. Keith Barnhill, PhD, CRNA, ARNP, DAAPM, 2003

1LT Jacob Bayani, CRNA, 2003

Captain Michelle Beach, MSN, CRNA, 2003

MAJ Robert E. Bland, MSN, CRNA, USAF(ret), 2007

COL Deborah J. Lytal-Britton, MS, CRNA, 2004

MAJ Nelson Burgos-Viera, MSN, CRNA, 2003

Captain Kathleen Cabral, MS, CRNA, 2007

LTC(ret) J. Benjamin Campbell, MSNA, MS, CRNA, 2003

CDR Michael Clark, MS, CRNA, 2003

Captain Joseph Cosentino, Jr., CRNA, USN(ret), 2003

MAJ Jennifer Coyner, PhD, CRNA, AN, 2005

CDR Nancy L. Curll, DNP, MSN, CRNA, NC, USN, 2003

Colonel Edward Cyr, MSN, CRNA, NP, USA(ret), 2007

MAJ Rich Del Sesto, MS, CRNA, APRN, USA, 2007

Captain Ray Devlin, DNP, MSN, CRNA, 2007

MAJ John Dulaveris, CRNA, AN, 2005

MAJ Steven P. Eby, CRNA, 2004

LTC Thomas J. Evans, DNP, MS, CRNA, USAF(ret), 2007

LTC Thomas G. Fevurly, DNP, MSN, CRNA, CCRN, USAF, 2004

CDR James W. Flood, MA, CRNA, NC, USN(ret), 2005

LTC Jack Freeman, CRNA, 2008

MAJ Jose Garcia-Sanchez, BSN, CRNA, 2003

LTC John Gasko, DNP, CRNA, 2008

1LT Charles F. Graci, MSN, CRNA, 2004

Captain Michael Greco, DNP, PhD, CRNA, CRN, 2004

Colonel Stephen A. Greene, CRNA, 2003-2004

LTC Shawna M. Greiner, PhD, MSN, CRNA, CDE, USAF, 2007

Captain Mark Grieves, DNAP, MSNA, CRNA, 2005

Captain Jill Guttman, MSN, CRNA, retired, 2006

MAJ(ret) Edward G. Gyukeri, Jr., MS, CRNA, AAS, NP, APRN, 2003, 2007

MAJ Walter B. "Brad" Harman Jr., CRNA, USA(ret), 2003

MAJ Katherine A. Heath, MSNA, CRNA, 2003

1LT Dale Heron, MSN, CRNA, 2003

Captain Jerry R. Hill, CRNA, 2004

MAJ Gerard T. Hogan, Jr., DNSc, MSN, CRNA, ARNP, 2003

Captain Lisa J. Hogan, DNP, PhD, MSNA, CRNA, 2003

Captain Aaron F. Holloway, MSN, CRNA, 2004

Captain Dennis Horn, CRNA, CPT, AN, 2003

MAJ Bill Howie, DNP, MSNA, CRNA, CCRN, 2005

Captain Rich Jacobsen, MSN, CRNA, 2007

Captain Jeff Joyce, CRNA, APRN, 2003

Captain James Kelley, MSN, CRNA, 2004

CDR Pamela Ellen Kilmartin, MSNA, CRNA, USN, 2004

MAJ John W. Kirkwood, MSN, CRNA, USA(ret), 2003

LTC Paul Kowalczyk, DNAP, MS, CRNA, CCRN, USAF, 2003

Captain David J. Kolodji, MSN, CRNA, 2003

1LT Shane Kotula, CRNA, 2004

MAJ David T. Kwiatkowski, MSN, CRNA, 2004

MAJ Linda S. Lentz, CRNA, 2003

CDR Karin E. Lundgren, MSN, CRNA, NC, USN, 2004

MAJ Terrence M. Mark, Jr., DNAP, MSN, CRNA, CCRN, CEN, 2009

Captain Carolyn McLaughlin, MSNA, CRNA, 2008

MAJ Steven R. McColley, DSc, CRNA, APRN, RRT, 2003

LCDR David B. McMindes, MS, CRNA, USN(ret), 2004

LTC Laurie J. McMullan, MSN, CRNA, APRN, USAF(ret), 2004

MAJ Doug C. McOuat, MSNA, CRNA, APNP, 2003, 2005

Captain Ramon Medina, CRNA, APRN, 2008

1LT Alison Melle, MAE, CRNA, 2008

Captain Zenon "Sonny" Mercado III, MSN, CRNA, 2003

LT Richard W. Merryman, MS, CRNA, APRN, 2003

MAJ Roger Meyers, 2004

MAJ Mary E. Miller-Mazza, MSN, CRNA, APRN, 2003

MAJ Anne Mitzak, CRNA, AN, ANP, 2005

MAJ Mike Mulhearn, MSN, MS, CRNA, NP, AS, USAF(ret), 2005

Captain Steven Mund, DNP, MS, CRNA, FACHE, 2004

Navy Reserve Fleet Hospital, Great Lakes, 2007

CDR Larry Owens, MSN, CRNA, APRN, NC, USN(ret), 2007

MAJ Christopher P. Parisi, MS, CRNA, 2004

Captain Scott Pearson, MSN, CRNA, CCRN, 2008

COL Dalene Perdue, MSN, CRNA, FNP, USAF(ret), 2003

COL Susan M. Perry, PhD, CRNA, ARNP, FAAN, USAF(ret), 2003

Captain Nancy Quinlan, CRNA, 2003

Captain Valerie Wynn Redmon, MNA, CRNA, APRN, AN, 2003

LTC Mark L. Richardson, MSNA, MSN, CRNA, USAF(ret), 2003

MAJ Paul B. Robertson, BS, CRNA, AAS, 2003

MAJ Hector Santiago, MSN, CRNA, 2008

1LT John A. Sarette, MSN, CRNA, 2004

MAJ JoAnn Scholl, CRNA, APRN, 2004

Captain Janet Shepherd, MSN, CRNA, 2003

MAJ Lorraine Slomovic, MS, CRNA, 2003

Captain Rob Smith, MSN, CRNA, 2003

Captain Henry A. Spradlin, MSN, CRNA, 2004

LTC(ret) Sue Springer, MSN, CRNA, ARNP, 2003, 2004

Captain Jim Spires, BSN, CRNA, 2007

Captain Charles G. Sweigert, MS, CRNA, 2004

Task Force 399, Combat Support Hospital, 2007

Captain Kenneth J. Thompson, CRNA, 2004

Captain Brian Trappe Gegel, DNAP, MSN, CRNA, 2003

MAJ Jason Trudell, MSN, MHA, CRNA, FACHE, 2012

MAJ Randee Turner, CRNA, 2008

Captain Jennifer A. Vest, CRNA, APRN, 2003

LTC(ret) Don Walter, MS, CRNA, 2003

LTC Donna E. Ward, MSN, CRNA, 2003

Captain Christopher S. Watters, MS, CRNA, 2003

LTC Kevin M. Whelan, MSN, CRNA, APRN, NNP, 2003

LTC John A. Whitfield, CRNA, 2005

Captain Christine D. Yanish, MSNA, CRNA, APRN, 2005

Captain(ret) Jason M. Zueck, MSN, CRNA, CS, 2003

1LT Brandon S. Zagst, CRNA, 2005