General Officer Biography



Brigadier General Carol Ann Fausone is the assistant for mobilization and reserve affairs working directly with the deputy assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, force health protection and readiness. Serving in this capacity, she assists in developing and implementing programs, policy, and operations for reserve affairs.

General Fausone graduated from college in 1975 and in 1977 received her commission in the United States Air Force as a medical officer. She served on active duty in various nursing staff positions. In late 1981 she transferred to the Michigan Air National Guard and served at Selfridge Air National Guard Base in various staff and command positions. In 1995, Fausone transferred to the 110th Medical Squadron, Battle Creek Air National Guard Base, Mich. and was assigned as the medical squadron commander. In January 1998, Fausone was selected as the Air National Guard assistant to the Air Combat Command nurse at Langley Air Force Base, Va., and served as liaison between the Air National Guard and the Air Combat Command providing guidance for medical training, policies and programs.


1975 Bachelor of science degree in Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
1978 U.S. Air Force Academic Instructor School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1984 Squadron Officers School, by correspondence
1985 Master of science in administration, Madonna University, Livonia, Mich.
1986 Armed Forces Combat Casualty Care Course, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
1990 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
1990 NATO ACE Staff Officers Orientation Course
1990 U.S. Air Force Nursing Service Management
1993 Air War College, by correspondence
1995 Masters of science degree in Nursing, Madonna University, Livonia, Mich.
2003 Capstone, National Defense University


1. March 1977 - January 1979, Clinical Staff Nurse, Fairchild AFB Hospital, Spokane, Wash.
2. January 1979 - March 1981, Nursing Service Education Coordinator, Fairchild AFB Hospital, Spokane, Wash.
3. March 1981 - Oct 1981, Nursing Education Director, Fairchild AFB Hospital, Spokane, Wash.
4. December 1981 - October 1983, Clinical Staff Nurse and Education Coordinator, 191st USAF Clinic, Selfridge ANG Base, Mt. Clemens, Mich.
5. October 1983 - November 1986, Clinical Staff Nurse and Education Coordinator, 127th Tactical Clinic, Selfridge ANG Base, Mt. Clemens, Mich.
6. November 1986 - November 1990, Clinical Staff Nurse and Medical Readiness Officer, 127th Tactical Clinic, Selfridge ANG Base, Mt. Clemens, Mich.
7. November 1990 - June 1991, Nurse Administrator, 127th Tactical Clinic, Selfridge ANG Base, Mt. Clemens, Mich.
8. June 1991 - June 1992, Chief Nurse, 191st Medical Squadron, Selfridge ANG Base, Mt. Clemens, Mich.
9. June 1992 - August 1995, Nurse Administrator and Vice-Commander, 191st Medical Squadron, Selfridge ANG Base, Mt. Clemens, Mich.
10. August 1995 - January 1998, Commander, 110th Medical Squadron, Battle Creek, Mich.
11. January 1998 - April 2001, Air National Guard Assistant to the Command Nurse, HQ Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
12. April 2001 - Present, Assistant to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Force Health Protection and Readiness


Air Force Legion of Merit
Air Force Meritorious Service Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster
Air Reserve Forces Meritorious Service Medal
National Defense Service Medal with One Bronze Star
Air Force Longevity Service Award
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Michigan State Legion of Merit with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters
Michigan Broadsword Service Medal with 4 Gold Stars
Michigan Outside Continental United States Service Ribbon with 3 Oak Leaf Clusters


General Fausone is assistant adjutant general for Veterans Affairs, Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs.


National Honor Society of Nursing Sigma Theta Tau - 1974
Fairchild Air Force Base first 'Ms. Vice' - 1979
American Association of University Women Scholarship - 1984
Junior Officer of the Quarter 127th Tactical Fighter Wing - 1984
Senior Nurse Badge - 1985
Chief Nurse Badge - 1989
Air National Guard Medical Readiness Officer of the Year - 1989
Air National Guard Representative NATO Course - 1990
Recipient Oakland University Nightingale Excellence in Nursing Administration - 1994
Recipient Commander's Trophy 191st Airlift Group Selfridge Air National Guard Base - 1994
Recipient Major General Johnston Excellence Award - 1995
Air Combat Command Eighth Total Force Excellence Award - 1996
Air National Guard Air Surgeon Certificate of Appreciation - 2000


Second Lieutenant March 31, 1977
First Lieutenant May 4, 1977
Captain May 4, 1979
Major December 2, 1984
Lieutenant Colonel July 28, 1991
Colonel November 5, 1995
Brigadier General March 1, 2002



(Current as of October 2003)


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