Lt. Col. Sean Donohue

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Lt. Col. Sean Donohue was born and raised in Tacoma, WA. In 2002, he graduated from the University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, WA with a Bachelor of Arts, and enlisted in the Army as Combat Medic assigned to Fort Bragg, NC.

In 2006, Lt. Col. Donohue was selected for the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP). Upon completing a Bachelor of Science and a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska in 2008, he was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the Medical Specialist Corps. After completing Basic Officer Leaders Course and the Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Officers Course, he was assigned as the Battalion Surgeon for 4th
Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany. During this assignment, Lt. Col. Donohue deployed to Operation Enduring Freedom.

Upon redeployment in 2011, Lt. Col. Donohue was assigned as the Battalion Surgeon and Senior Physician Assistant for US Army Africa (USARAF, IX Army) in Vicenza, Italy until 2014, and completed the Military Tropical Medicine Course and the AMEDD Captain’s Career Course.

Upon his return to the states, Lt. Col. Donohue was assigned to the National Training Center (NTC), Fort Irwin, CA, as the Senior PA to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and completed the AMEDD Brigade Surgeon Course. After 18 months, he was appointed as the Command Surgeon for NTC, where he coached/mentored 24 brigade combat teams on medical operations and Army doctrine during their pre- deployment training.

In 2017, Lt. Col. Donohue was selected to serve in the Army Office of the Chief Legislative Liaison within the House Liaison Division for the 115th and 116th Congress. As a Legislative Liaison, he worked closely with Army Senior Leaders, Members of Congress, and their staff to tell the Army story, represent the Army on Capitol Hill and support numerous Congressional delegations. LTC Donohue also completed Command and General Staff College after this assignment.

Currently, Lt. Col. Donohue serves as the Command Surgeon for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Center for Initial Military Training, where he supports Army trainee policy and healthcare operations affecting over 120,000 people annually. He also serves as the clinical integration lead developing the Army's Holistic Health and Fitness program.

Lt. Col. Donohue was recognized in 2019 with the Army Surgeon General Physician Assistant Recognition Award. This annual award recognizes one Physician Assistant for contributions to military medicine.

Lt. Col. Donohue's military awards include the Army Surgeon General Physician Assistant Recognition Award for 2019, Expert Field Medic Badge, Combat Medic Badge, US Army Parachute Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal (5th award), Army Commendation Medal (3rd award), Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Achievement Medal (7th award), Good Conduct Medal (2nd award), National Defense Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, NCO Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Army Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO ISAF Medal, two Combat Service stripes, Egyptian, German and Chilean Jump Devices, and the bronze Norwegian ruck march badge.

Lt. Col. Donohue is married to Lexey Donohue; they have three boys and two dogs.

Lt. Col. Sean Donohue has been a guest on 1 episode.