COL Heidi Mon
Colonel Heidi Mon hails from the great Rocky Mountains. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from the University of Denver and then enlisted in the Army as an Aviation Operations Specialist in 1993. Following her first assignment in Wiesbaden, Germany, she attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Benning, Georgia, and was commissioned into the Medical Service Corps in June of 1997.
COL Mon arrived at the 86th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Campbell, Kentucky in the fall of 1997 where she first served as the Executive Officer for the Medical Company and later as the hospital’s Medical Supply Officer. In 1999, COL Mon took command as the Medical Company and Medical Hold Company Commander at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.
In January 2001, COL Mon attended the Officer’s Advanced Course followed by the Health Services Comptroller Internship at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. She then assumed duties as the Chief of the Management Analysis Branch, Resource Management Division, at Brooke Army Medical Center. In 2003, she began studies in the Baylor University Masters in Healthcare Administration Program followed by additional studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio in Business Administration.
COL Mon joined the Victory Medics of the 30th Medical Brigade in Heidelberg, Germany as the brigade’s comptroller in the summer of 2005. In 2008, COL Mon joined the Martin Army Community Hospital staff as the Chief of Business Operations. She was named the Distinguished Comptroller (Major Command) by the American Society of Military Comptrollers and graduated from the Intermediate Level Education (ILE) in 2009.
In 2011, COL Mon began working with the United States House of Representatives Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services and Education, as part of her fellowship in CFO Leadership. She then joined The Surgeon General’s Congressional Affairs Contact Office as Deputy in 2012. In 2013, COL Mon joined Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, Colorado, as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief, Resource Management Division. In July 2014, she also assumed the hospital’s Troop Command and completed studies with the National Defense University earning a Master of Science in Government Strategic Leadership, CFO Concentration.
From May 2015 through May 2017, COL Mon commanded McDonald Army Health Center at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Then, for Senior Service College, she completed a fellowship with CVS Health in Rhode Island as a Secretary of Defense Executive Fellow which ended in the summer of 2018. From July 2018 through July 2020, COL Mon commanded Public Health Command – Pacific in Hawaii. Next, COL Mon served as the Chief of Staff for Regional Health Command – Pacific until July 2021.
COL Mon’s operational deployment assignments include Operation Fuerte Apoya (Strong Support) in El Salvador in 1998, providing disaster relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch with the 86th Combat Support Hospital. COL Mon also deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07 in 2005 as part of the 30th Medical Brigade. Her awards and decorations include the Legion of Merit (2 OLC) and the Bronze Star Medal.