Brigadier General Loree Sutton, MD is a lifelong public servant, physician and retired brigadier general who, as the Army’s highest-ranking psychiatrist; co-founder, Threshold GlobalWorks, LLC; and founding commissioner, NYC Department of Veterans’ Services, has devoted over 35 years of service & leadership to the nation and New York. Sutton’s decorated military career includes earning a Bronze Star for her actions in combat while deployed to Operation Desert Storm. Selected as a White House Fellow, the nation’s premier leadership program, and honored by the National War College as a distinguished graduate, she also commanded the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, TX during the height of Operation Iraqi Freedom hostilities.
Sutton also served as: a White House fellow and special assistant to the director of the Office of the National Drug Control Program; assistant professor of psychiatry and a disaster medicine consultant at Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; chief of inpatient psychiatry at the William Beaumont Medical Center; and division psychiatrist for the 1st Armored Division.
Serving as the founding director, Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury, Loree pioneered integrative approaches for building resilience, enhancing recovery and fostering community reintegration. Spanning decades of service in the public & private sectors, her visionary leadership has yielded transformational change which continues to improve the lives of veterans, families, caregivers and survivors.
In addition, Sutton is a graduate of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, and a distinguished graduate of the National War College. She has received numerous awards during her career, including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, and the Order of Military Medical Merit.