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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Maj Owen Caron

Deputy Director of C-STARS Omaha
Emergency Trauma Nurse

Maj Owen Caron

Major Owen Caron currently serves as an Emergency Trauma Nurse at Malcom Grow Medical Center and the Executive Officer to the 316th Wing Commander and Installation Commander for Joint Base Andrews-Naval Air Facility Washington, Maryland. As the Executive Officer, Maj Caron leads the 316th Wing Command Section daily administrative functions supporting five wings, three headquarters, and over 80 tenant organizations, as well as 60,000 Airmen and families in the National Capital Region and around the world.  As an emergency trauma nurse for the 316th Healthcare Operations Squadron, his mission is to mobilize, deploy, sustain medical services, and maintain the health of the force and delivering care for 500K eligible beneficiaries.

 Major Caron hails from the small country town of Newburgh, Maine.  After completing his Bachelor of Nursing degree in Boston, MA, he commissioned into the Air Force in 2014.  His experiences include assignments as Medical/Surgical nurse, Emergency Trauma nurse. While assigned to the 673rd Healthcare Operations Squadron, Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, Alaska. Additionally, while assigned to Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson, he served as team lead on a 48-hour short tasking deployment to Guam supporting 100% critically and deathly ill civilians diagnosed with COVID in the height of the pandemic. He is married to Nicole and they have two sons. 

EDUCATION

2005 Bachelor of Science, Sociology & Diversity, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

2014 Bachelor of Science, Nursing, MGH Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA

2019 Squadron Officer School In Residence, Maxwell Air Force Base, AL

2021 Master of Public Health, Emergency Disaster Management, Liberty University, Lynchburg, VA

2023 Air Command & Staff College correspondence, Air University, Maxwell AFB, AL

 

ASSIGNMENTS

May 2015 – July 2017, Clinical Nurse, 81st Inpatient Operations Squadron, Keesler Air Force Base, MS

August 2017 – August 2018, Critical Care Emergency Trauma Nurse Fellow, 56th Medical Support Squadron, Luke AFB, AZ

August 2018 – August 2021, Emergency Trauma Nurse, 673rd Healthcare Operations Squadron, JBER, Anchorage, Alaska

August 2021 – April 2022, Emergency Trauma Nurse, 316th Healthcare Operations Squadron, JB Andrews, MD

April 2022 – May 2023, Wing Executive Officer, 316th Wing, JB Andrews, MD

May 2023 – Present, Emergency Trauma Nurse, 316th Healthcare Operations Squadron, JB Andrews, MD

 

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS

Meritorious Service Medal

Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster

Army Commendation Medal

Air Force Achievement Medal

Army Achievement Medal with “R” device

Armed Forces Service Medal

Humanitarian Service Medal with Service Star

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal

Small Arms Expert Marksmanship with Service Star

 

OTHER ACHIEVEMENTS

2016 - Juanita Redmond recipient

2022 - Excellence in Competition (EIC) badge

 

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION

Second Lieutenant - January 2015

First Lieutenant - November 2016

Captain - November 2018

Major – November 2023

 

(CURRENT AS OF JANUARY 2024)