Captain Madeleine M Lovejoy was born in Bad Kissingen, Germany in 1991. She grew up in Clifton, VA and was a 2010 graduate of Georgetown Visitation High School.
She commissioned as an Army Nurse Corps Officer out of the Cavalier Battalion at the University of Virginia in May 2014. In July of 2014, CPT Lovejoy passed her Nurse Clinical Licensure Exam (NCLEX) and attended Basic Officer Leader Course that October in San Antonio, TX at FT Sam Houston.
In December 2014, Captain Lovejoy started her first assignment as a medical-surgical and cardiac nurse at Brooke Army Medical Center at FT Sam Houston, TX. She reported to Dwight D. Eisenhower Army Medical Center at FT Gordon, GA in August 2016, serving as a staff nurse and Charge nurse on a medical surgical pediatric unit. In July of 2018, CPT Lovejoy moved to Tacoma, WA to serve as a geriatric oncology and palliative care nurse at Madigan Army Medical Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. CPT Lovejoy was attached to the 193rd Medical Detachment under the 10th Field Hospital at FT Carson in March 2019 with duty at Madigan. In May 2019, she covered down as interim Clinical Nurse Officer in Charge (OIC) of her 31-bed inpatient medical unit. She was selected to serve as Clinical Nurse OIC of the 28-bed inpatient pediatric unit at Madigan in August 2019 through July 2022. In April 2020, CPT Lovejoy was mobilized with the 10th Field Hospital to build a 250 bed field hospital certified by the Washington State Hospital Association in six days to assist pandemic medical operations in Seattle, WA. From July-August 2019, she was sent to San Antonio, TX as part of the Urban Augmentation Medical Task Force 627 to strengthen local medical capabilities and ease stress on the civilian healthcare system in support of FEMA and Army North Joint Task Forces. CPT Lovejoy currently serves at the University of Tennessee as an Assistant Professor of Military Science.
Captain Lovejoy’s awards and decorations include:
- the Army Commendation Medal with (2) oak leaf (OL) clusters, Army Achievement Medal with (2) OL clusters, Armed Forces Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Army Service Ribbon
Captain Lovejoy earned certifications include:
- Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Trauma Nurse Care, and Pediatric Chemotherapy through the Association of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology.
Captain Lovejoy and her husband, Major Joshua Springer reside in Knoxville, TN. They have been married six years and share two children, Finnegan (4 years) and Aurora (10 months), and one on the way.