Lieutenant Colonel Deandra Price-Newby

Lt. Col. DeAndra Price-Newby is the Healthcare Operations Squadron Commander, 42nd Medical Group, 42nd Air Base Wing, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. She leads 139 officers, enlisted, civilian and contract personnel, encompassing primary care and all support functions to support the medical needs of 37,000 beneficiaries.  The squadron provides pharmacy, TRICARE Operations and patient administration, logistics, lab, radiology, systems, and resource management support for the 42nd MDG and promotes population and evidence-based healthcare for the 42nd ABW, Air University and 45 mission partners. 

Lt. Col. Price-Newby was a student at Air War College, Air University, Maxwell AFB. Previously, she served as the Commander of the 628th Healthcare Operations Squadron at Joint Base Charleston, South Carolina. As the commander, Lt. Col. (Dr.) Price-Newby served 124 personnel across seven flights, ensuring the provision of comprehensive healthcare services in family health, pediatrics, pharmacy, diagnostics/therapeutics, logistics, resource management, and readiness for a 330-personnel outpatient care clinic with $14.7 million annual budget serving 66,000 beneficiaries. Additionally, her squadron directly supported operations of seven facilities worth $79 million, $5.7 million medical equipment, $6.2 million War Reserve Materiel, and $3.1 million contracts.

Lt. Col. Price-Newby entered active duty through the Health Professions Scholarship Program in May 2008. She completed the one-year Advanced General Dentistry Air Force Dental Residency Program at Langley AFB, Va. in 2009 and then proceeded to Dover AFB, Del. for her first duty assignment. She has served in a variety of positions over her career which include preventive dentistry officer, Medical Group executive officer, support flight commander, triage team chief, chief of dental services, and squadron commander. In addition to her clinical duties, Lt. Col. Price-Newby manned Dover’s Port Mortuary where she assisted with the identification of fallen military heroes.

EDUCATION 
2003    Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, University of Tennessee-Knoxville
‚Äč2008    Doctor of Dental Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University, Va.
2008    Officer Training School, Air University, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2011    Squadron Officer School by correspondence
2016    Air Command and Staff College by correspondence
2018    Basic Leadership Airman Skills Training, Wright Patterson, AFB, Ohio
2018    Joint Medical Executive Skills Institute, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
2018    Dental Leadership Course, Joint Base San Antonio, Texas
2019    Dental Plans and Programs, JB-San Antonio, Texas
2019    Intermediate Executive Skills, JB-San Antonio, Texas
2020    Air Mobility Command Squadron Commanders Course, Scott AFB, Ill.
2022    Joint Senior Medical Leaders Course, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
2023    Air Education Training Command Squadron Leadership Course, JB-San Antonio, Texas

ASSIGNMENTS
June 2008-July 2008, Officer Training School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
August 2008-August 2009, Advanced Education in General Dentistry-1, Langley AFB, Va.
August 2009-November 2012, Advanced Clinical Dentist, Dover AFB, Del.
November 2012-April 2014, Advanced Clinical Dentist, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Va.
April 2014-July 2015, 633d Medical Group Executive Officer, JB Langley-Eustis, Va.
July 2015-June 2018, Dental Support Flight Commander, JB Langley-Eustis, Va.
June 2018-June 2020, Dental Flight Commander, Altus AFB, Okla.
June 2020-June 2022, Commander, 628th Healthcare Operations Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, Charleston, S.C.
July 2022-Present, Air War College Student, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal with one oak leaf cluster
AF Outstanding Unit Award with five oak leaf clusters
National Defense Service Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Armed Forces Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Training Ribbon

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Captain May 18, 2008
Major May 18, 2014
Lieutenant Colonel May 18, 2020

(Current as of July 31, 2023)