Ivy Tech Professor Returns From Overseas Deployment With U.S. Army Reserves

Friday, July 6, 2018 at 9:07 AM

By Ivy Tech Community College, news release

Dr. Shelly Eisert is a nursing professor at Ivy Tech in Lawrenceburg.

Dr. Shelly Eisert at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. 

(Lawrenceburg, Ind.) - An Ivy Tech Community College professor has returned from an overseas deployment with the U.S. Army Reserves.

Dr. Shelly Eisert, who has taught nursing at the Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Campus for 10 years, was deployed to the Middle East for five months. She returned this spring.

“We are proud of Dr. Eisert and sincerely thankful for her service to our country,” Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg Chancellor Mark Graver said. “Dr. Eisert is an invaluable member of our faculty, and we are very happy she returned safely to continue her important role in our excellent Nursing Program.”

Eisert has served in the Army Reserves for 10 years and holds the rank of Captain. Her deployment this year was her second overseas.

She was assigned to the 75th Combat Support Hospital in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Spartan Shield). She served as a nurse practitioner at United States Army Health Clinic Kuwait (USAHC-K) in support of 25,000 U.S. and foreign service members, U.S. Department of Defense civilians, and contractors assigned, attached, or transitioning through Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. Additionally, she served as the Officer in Charge of a medical clinic in Jordan.

Dr. Eisert earned an Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service in Kuwait and Jordan and a Combat Patch for her service in Jordan.

“I am passionate about military service and nursing,” Eisert said. “Having the opportunity to serve as a nurse practitioner overseas in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (Spartan Shield) is an honor and a privilege.”

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