Linda Talley, M.S., R.N., NE-BC, FAAN, vice president of nursing and chief nursing officer at Children’s National Hospital, was inducted as one of the Honorary Commanders for Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling during a ceremony at the base on May 14, 2021.
The Honorary Commander Program at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling gives key community leaders the opportunity to understand the mission of the Air Force and the role of Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in the Department of Defense’s overall mission. The program also allows military commanders and their units to connect with their community. Honorary commanders serve as a civilian representative between Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and the external community, ensuring an increase in direct communication and partnership.
“I am pleased to accept this honor from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling,” says Linda Talley. “I look forward to representing both the civilian and healthcare community and building a meaningful relationship with military leaders.”
The relationship will benefit both the civilian and military communities. Members of each community will be invited to participate in respective events to gain a better understanding of each other’s mission.
Talley will serve a two-year term and has been matched with the 316th Medical Squadron.
Other newly inducted Honorary Commanders include D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser and Chief Robert Contee of the Metropolitan Police Department.
Read more about the program and inductees here.