Loree K. Sutton
Loree K. Sutton, MD, former brigadier general in the United States Army and current New York City Commissioner of Veterans Affairs, is the former director of the Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury and was a special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs.
Formerly the highest ranking psychiatrist in the United States Army, Sutton has more than 20 years of leadership experience encompassing a diverse mix of domains: civilian and military; combat and peacekeeping; command and staff; clinical and academic; and policy and education.
Formerly commander of the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, Texas, Sutton’s earlier positions include command surgeon for the United States Army Forces Command; commander of the DeWitt Army Community Hospital/Health Care Network; deputy commander for clinical services at the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital; division surgeon in the 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized); and special assistant to the Army surgeon general.
Sutton also served as a White House fellow and special assistant to the director of the Office of the National Drug Control Program; assistant professor of psychiatry and a disaster medicine consultant at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; chief of inpatient psychiatry at the William Beaumont Medical Center; and division psychiatrist for the 1st Armored Division.
Loree K. Sutton is a graduate of the United States Army Command and General Staff College and a distinguished graduate of the National War College. She has received numerous awards during her career, including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Order of Military Medical Merit.