Ardis J. Meier - 1977
Former chief pharmacy consultant to the USAF Surgeon General
Colonel (Ret.) Ardis J. Meier was certified as a practicing pharmacist
by the Wyoming State Board of Pharmacy in 1978, before earning an M.S.
in pharmacy practice from the University of Arizona at Tucson in 1988.
She served as a pharmacy adviser at the Pharmacy College at Hampton
University in Virginia, and she completed the Air Force Physicians in
Management course as well as the prestigious Kellogg Executive
Management Course at Northwestern University in Chicago. She also held
faculty preceptor appointments at the College of Pharmacies at the
University of Illinois, Virginia Commonwealth University, and the
University of the Pacific. Previously with the USAF/C 1st Medical Group
Langley AFB, Meier is also the former associate chief for Biomedical
Sciences Corps for Pharmacy and Andrews AFB in Maryland.
Meier has been honored with such awards as the Legion of Merit, the
Meritorious Service Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Force
Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, the Air Force Achievement
Medal, and the Air Force Recognition Ribbon with one Oak Leaf Cluster.
She is a member of the American Pharmacists Association, the American
Society of Health Systems Pharmacists, the American Society of
Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, the Association of Military Surgeons
of the United States, the United States Pharmacopoeia, and the Society
of Air Force Pharmacy.
Meier retired from her last position in 2004 as the chief pharmacy
consultant to the USAF Surgeon General, following 26 years of service.
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