Donovan Green, O.D.

Colonel (ret) Donovan Green was born in Kingston, Jamaica. In May 1988, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from State University of New York and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Medical Service Corps through Hofstra University. He holds a Master in Business Administration from Touro University International and a Doctor of Optometry degree from the New England College of Optometry in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Optometry. His military education includes the Army Medical Department Basic and Advanced Courses; Combined Armed Service Staff School; Command and General Staff College; Nuclear Biological Chemical Course; Combat Casualty Care Course; Joint Operation Medical Manager Course; Lean Six Sigma—Black Belt; Black Belt in TAEKWONDO; and USUHS Executive Skills Course. Colonel Green is the first African American optometrist to obtain the rank of Colonel in the Army Medical Department.

Colonel Green served 30 years in the United States Army and has held a wide variety of assignments. From 1992 until 1995, he was the Chief, Optometry Service in Shape, Belgium. He served as Chief, Division Optometrist at 2nd Infantry Division, Camp Casey, Korea, 1996 to 1997; Chief, Division Optometry for the 1st Armored Division, Hanau, Germany, 1997 to 1999; Chief, Optical Laboratory/226th Medical Logistics Division in Pirmasens, Germany, 1999 to 2002, Chief, EENT/Optometry Clinic, McDonald Army Community Hospital, Newport News, VA 2002 to 2005; and Director of Ancillary Services at the DiLorenzo Tricare Health Clinic, Pentagon from 2005 to 2008; Chief, Optometry Services Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, (the sole, strategic level 1V Medical Center in Europe supporting EUCOM, AFRICOM and CENTCOM) as well as European Regional Medical Command Optometry Consultant, 2008 to 2013; he served as the Commander at the SHAPE HealthCare Facility and the Brussels Army Health Clinic from July 2013 until July 2015 becoming the first African American/ non-physician to command the SHAPE Healthcare Facility since 1967 and served as the 1st Deputy Commander for Patient Support Services at Carl R. Darnall Medical Center in guidelines with the new deputy structure as well as the Department Chief of Optometry overseeing four Clinics; Chief of Optometry Services at Camp Casey Area 1, the farthest forward area in the Republic of Korea. During his assignment at the Optical Lab, he deployed to Kosovo, Bosnia, and Africa on three separate occasions. Colonel Green deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom and served with the 10th Mountain Division as the Task Force Optometrist. Before his military retirement, he was assigned as the Refractive Surgery Optometrist at the Carl R. Darnall Medical Center Ophthalmology Clinic.

Colonel Green’s awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Meritorious Service with five Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Army Achievement Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, NATO Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, National Defense Service Medal with a bronze star, Expert Field Medical Badge and the German Badge. He is a member of the Order of Military Medical Merit and has earned the “A” proficiency designator for continued demonstration of exceptional professional ability. He was selected as the Provider of the Year 2010 at the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center and the Senior Optometrist of the Year 2010 in the Armed Forces Optometric Society.

Colonel Green has one son, Donovan Jr., a senior at Texas A & M University, College Station.


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