Army Medical Command and the Army Public Health Center are celebrating Women’s Equality Day by recognizing some outstanding Army Medicine Women.
1st Sgt. Teresa Mayo has served in the Army since June 2003 as a Preventive Medicine Specialist. Mayo has served in a variety of leadership positions, to include Squad Leader, Class Advisor, Senior Instructor/Writer, Nuclear Disablement Team NCOIC, and First Sergeant. She has twice deployed and led Soldiers in combat zones in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom and during Operation New Dawn, and has participated in humanitarian missions with Joint Task Force-Bravo in Honduras. She has positively influenced and impacted the development of newly-inducted 68 Sierras as a member of the Tri-Service Medical Education and Training Campus cadre, and now leads the Soldiers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, U.S. Army Public Health Center.
Mayo is an integral member of the Aberdeen Proving Ground community, charged with the responsibility of maintaining housing for Soldiers from more than eight organizations, and for organizing readiness training events for APHC and sister tenant units, to include the Maryland Army National Guard.
Mayo earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Arts and Science from the University of the Incarnate Word and her Masters of Science degree in Exercise Science and Nutrition from Liberty University.
Mayo spent the majority of her military career as a single mother to her daughter Madison, and was recently engaged to 1st Sgt. Matthew Edwards. Their new blended family will include six children, two dogs, two birds, and an iguana.