Nancy R. Adams, R.N., M.S.N., FAAN

Major General, U.S. Army (RET), Former Defense Department Senior Executive Service

Summary Background: Ms. Adams is a Senior Partner with Martin, Blanck & Associates. She joined the firm in August 2005 after a distinguished career both as a military officer, retiring as Major General, and Senior Executive Service (SES) in the federal government. Most recently, she served as the Source Selection Authority for five major, multi-billion dollar healthcare procurements for the Department of Defense (DoD). All procurements were accomplished on time and two awards were sustained on appeal with the General Accounting Office (GAO).

In addition to shepherding this unprecedented contracting effort through to completion, Ms. Adams defined the business planning process, established transition plans and served as the spokesperson at meetings with senior military leadership, DoD officials, Congressional staff and the GAO for the formation of the three Tricare regional offices. Following the multi-year procurement process, as the Director of TRICARE Regional Office North, she was responsible for managing the DoD healthcare contract worth more than $1 billion annually across a 17-state region.

Specialties: Major government program acquisition, military health, health policy and economics, health information technology, organizational leadership, effective communications and resource management, public speaking and media relations

Select Previous Experience:

  • Commanding General of Tripler Army Medical Center in HI
  • Commanded William Beaumont Army Medical Center in El Paso, TX
  • Chief of the Army Nurse Corps and Assistant Surgeon General of the Army for Personnel
  • Commander for the Center for Health Promotion and Preventive Medicine
  • Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing


  • The Catholic University, M.S.
  • Cornell University, B.S