Tammy Savoie

 
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Election Date:
 November 6, 2018
Runoff Date: December 8, 2018

1959

Dr. Savoie grew up in Jefferson Parish where her parents—a merchant marine and a homemaker—worked hard to instill in their five children the value of service and perseverance.

1978

Inspired to serve her country, Dr. Savoie enlisted in the Louisiana Air National Guard as a security specialist while she studied psychology at the University of New Orleans.

1994

A single mom with a baby on her hip and a Ph.D. under her belt, Dr. Savoie went on active duty as an Air Force psychologist, treating servicemembers and their families at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama.

1999

Stationed at Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan, Dr. Savoie served as Chief of Psychological Services where she created drug abuse prevention programs rated "exceptional" by the U.S. Army. 

2002

As Mental Health Flight Commander at Laughlin Air Force Base, Dr. Savoie formed the first-ever Critical Incident Stress Team, coordinating the city's emergency response teams, Border Patrol, and base agencies to provide crisis intervention services to the base and community.

2008

Dr. Savoie was appointed Deputy Commander of the Air Force's research office in London, UK, where she led a team discovering revolutionary science.

2011

Stationed at the Pentagon, Dr. Savoie deployed to Afghanistan to improve mental health services for our troops. She then traveled extensively throughout the Middle East, providing medical planning and educational services.

2016

Dr. Savoie retired as a Lieutenant Colonel after 22 years with the Air Force. She now provides mental health services to veterans and the Red Cross and is an adjunct professor at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

 
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