COL (Ret) Rebecca Storey Hooper

COL (Ret) Rebecca Storey Hooper, PT, PhD is a retired Army Physical Therapist who served over 31 years in the military in positions of increasing responsibility. Her penultimate assignment on active duty was as the Chief of the Army Medical Specialist Corps responsible for the training, management, and assignment of over 1100 Army Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, Dietitians, and Physician Assistants. After retiring from active duty in 2006, she became the inaugural Supervisory Program Manager of the Center of the Intrepid (CFI) as a GS employee. The CFI is the advanced rehabilitation center at Brooke Army Medical Center serving the most seriously injured service members from Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF), Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF), and Operation New Dawn (OND) which specializes in amputee care through education, patient care, and research. During her tenure as the Program Manager, she served for two years as the Chair of the Military Amputee Research Program (MARP). The MARP committee reviewed research proposals and distributed over $10 million of funding for amputee related research at Walter Reed Army Medical Center (WRAMC), Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC), and Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD). She also served as a protocol reviewer and panel member for MRMC’s JPC-8. After retiring from civil service in 2014, she worked part-time at US Army Medical Command (USA MEDCOM) as the Global Outreach Program Coordinator in the Extremity and Amputation Center of Excellence. Rebecca earned her PhD in Higher Education Administration from UT-Austin; a Masters in Physical Therapy from the US Army-Baylor University Graduate Program; and a BS in Education from Miami University in Oxford, OH.