Clint McKinley


Staff Sergeant Clint McKinley

Phase I
Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge, Instructor/Writer - Graduate Program in Nutrition

Education and Certifications

AA, Health Sciences, Kaplan University, 2015
Certified Dietary Manager
Certified Food Protection Manager
ServSafe Certified, National Restaurant Association
Master Resilience Trainer
Unit Prevention Leader
Equal Opportunity Leader


Clint is from southeast Minnesota. He graduated from Pine Island High School, MN and joined the Army shortly after 9/11 in January 2002. He has served in the Army for over 16 years and has held a variety of positions in Army hospitals and medical centers to include inpatient clinical dietetics technician, foodservice management, nutrition care specialist, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge (NCOIC) of Medical Nutrition Therapy, and NCOIC of Nutrition Care Division. His most recent position prior to assignment to the Graduate Program in Nutrition was a Platoon Sergeant and NCOIC of the 10th Combat Support Hospital out of Fort Carson, CO.

Clint enjoys the daily leadership challenges of mentoring new Army officers and looks forward to sharing his experiences with future Army dieticians entering the Graduate Program in Nutrition. He plans on growing his knowledge of nutrition while he is in the Army but plans on making a change in the future. He plans to pursue his passion for woodworking by completing a carpentry apprenticeship upon retirement. See some of his beautiful woodwork here -> McKinley Custom Woodwork

His list of assignments include:
2002-2004: Ireland Army Community Hospital, Fort Knox, KY as a Hospital Food Service Specialist and a Diet Technician
2005-2009: Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany as a Food Service Leader and assistant NCOIC of Medical Nutrition Therapy
2010-1013: Keller Army Community Hospital, West Point, NY as a Diet Tech, Patient Tray Service NCOIC, Production & Service NCOIC, and section NCOIC
2013-2014: Evans Army Community Hospital, Fort Carson, CO as the Production and Service NCOIC
2014-2015: 10th Combat Support Hospital, Fort Carson, CO as a Platoon Sergeant and the NCOIC of Nutrition Care Section
2016-2017: Medical Education and Training Campus, Fort Sam Houston, TX as an Instructor Support NCO
2017- Currently - Phase I NCOIC of the Graduate Program in Nutrition, Fort Sam Houston, TX