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R. Kenneth O’Neal II, Member

R. Kenneth O’Neal II was born on an Army Base at Ft. Lewis, Wa. His Father is retired Army Special Forces, his three sisters are Veterans and his daughter is in the US Army Reserve. He retired with 23 years total service in the US Army, and seven combat tours as a Combat Medic(68W) then Trauma Nurse. Mr. Oneal was on the 82nd Airborne Division Surgical Team as a Circulating /Trauma Nurse. (Co. C 782nd MSB) Then Wardmaster/Squad Leader. He will always be a proud Airborne Combat Medic. His first duty station was Karlsuhe, Germany with the 249th Engineer Combat Bn (Heavy) where he went to Desert Shield/ Storm/Provide Comfort shortly after. His most polarizing duty station was as Chief of Operations(NCOIC) of Co B, Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC during 9/11. That was his second day on the job. He spent a year living 12 miles from the DMZ in South Korea as a Combat Medic and Medical PSG in the 1/503rd Infantry (Air Assault) in 1994-5. Mr Oneal was an Expert Field Medical Badge Instructor and Member of the Order of the Spur (3/2 ACR). He has earned 17 leadership awards while in the Army and is currently the Class President for Leadership Pueblo, Class of 2017. He is a life member of Clyde T Seiler Chapter, Disabled American Veterans. Pillars of Unity, and Board Director for Neighborworks of Pueblo. He is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Incorporated, whose motto is “Culture for Service, Service for Humanity.” He was the PI Chi Chapter’s first President. He is a Past Master of Beehive Military Lodge #66 at Camp Humphrey, South Korea. He is a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner(AEAONMS)

Mr O’Neal is currently an Adjunct Professor, Colorado Christian University and has been since 2015. He teaches Health Care Administration with an emphasis on Policy and Administration. He taught the EMT Program for 19 years with Central Texas College and the Military Training Network. Mr O’Neal was the Clinical Education Director for Task Force Medical Eagle in 2000 in Tuzla, Bosnia for a Task Force of over 8,000 personnel. Mr O’Neal retired from the Army as Vice Director, Hospital Schools and Education in 2008 at Ft Carson, Colorado. This is a hospital that provided primary treatment for over 80,000 soldiers and family members.. He has taught the Basic Trauma and Life Support Course, as well as the US Army Primary Leadership Development Course. He has been to 26 countries, 44 states, and used to speak fairly fluent German.

Mr O’Neal is ABD with his Doctorate in Health Care Administration (concentration on policy and administration). He has also earned a Master’s Degree in HCA (Magna Cum Laude), a Bachelor’s Degree in HCA, 2 Associate Degrees, a Colorado Nursing License (active), and NREMT license (exp)

He is Chairman of USA Track and Field- Colorado (Mens and Womens Div) and a member of Team USA. He earned a Bronze Medal in the World Masters Athletic Championship for the United States Nov 2016, in Australia. He won a Silver and Bronze Medal in the 2017 USA Track and Field (Masters) Indoor National Championships. He has been ranked in the top ten in the nation in his primary events for the last two consecutive years. He is a 5 time medalist in the Mid Americas Masters Track Championship, and 3 time gold medalist in the US Masters Southeastern Championship in the last 18 months. He took Gold in the 2016 Co State Games ( High Jump) He is working on a city wide Track and Field Championship currently with the Pillars of Unity. He continues to compete and is a proud Pueblo resident.

Mr. O'Neal was elected to the Board of Education in May 2017 to fill the previously vacated seat. His term expires in November 2017. He can be reached by email at kenneth.oneal@pueblocityschools.us or at (719) 510-1600.