A native of Georgia, COL Renta received her ROTC commission (RA) from
Georgia State University (DMG) with a B.S. in biology. Initially branched
in the Quartermaster Corps (QM), COL Renta served as Platoon Leader and
Company Executive Officer of the 29th Supply and Service Company, Wiesbaden,
Germany. On returning to the US, she completed numerous logistics courses
and later served as Staff Officer for Quartermaster Center and School Combat
Development Test and Evaluation Division.
Later, COL Renta received her MD from the Uniformed Services University of
the Health Sciences (USUHS) and completed her residency in family medicine
at Martin Army Community Hospital (MACH), Fort Benning, Georgia. COL Renta
served in various clinical leadership positions with increasing levels of
responsibility, at locations such as the United States Army Health
Clinic-Vicenza, Italy and Martin Army Health Clinic, Fort Benning, Georgia.
Her most recent efforts have been as Deputy Commander for Clinical Services,
Lyster Army Health Clinic and Commander of US Army Aeromedical Research
Laboratory, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. She comes to
WRAIR from U.S. Army Installation Management Command Headquarters where she
served as the IMCOM Command Surgeon.
Her awards and decorations include the Flight Surgeon Badge, Legion of
Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (2OLC), the Army Commendation Medal (2OLC),
Army Achievement Medal (OLC), National Defense Service Medal (OLC), Army
Superior Unit Award, Kosovo Service Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism
Expeditionary Medal, Army Service Medal, and Overseas Ribbon (OLC).
COL Renta has deployed to Albania, with the 47th Forward Support Battalion,
and with the 86th Combat Support Hospital in support of Operation Iraqi
She is a member of the American Board of Family Practice, a fellow of the
American Academy of Family Physicians, and previously served as the TarWars
Chapter Coordinator, a program that emphasizes tobacco-free life choices for
5th Graders, with the Uniformed Services Academy of Family
Physicians, Health Promotions Committee. COL Renta is also a member of the
prestigious Order of Military Medical Merit and The Knight of the Honorable
Order of Saint Michael. COL Renta is an Intermediate Level Education (ILE) graduate.