Commander Pringle is a native of Jacksonville, Florida and a 1992 graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University School of Nursing. Shortly after college graduation, she attended Officer Indoctrination School in Newport, Rhode Island where she was commissioned an Ensign in the Navy Nurse Corps. Prior to joining the Navy Nurse Corps she worked as a Nursing Extern for the United States Public Health Service. She began her career as a Nurse Corps Officer at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia where she held clinical assignments as a staff nurse on the surgical and pediatric inpatient units, and the Interim Division Officer for the Pediatric Primary Care clinic. During this tour she earned a Master of Public Administration degree with an emphasis in Healthcare Administration from Troy State University.
Commander Pringle was assigned to the Naval Hospital Okinawa, Japan in 1996 and served as the Division Officer in Pediatrics for two years. Following her overseas tour she was selected to attend graduate school at Old Dominion University as a full-time student in the Advanced Practice Pediatric Nurse Program. In 2000, Commander Pringle graduated from Old Dominion University with her Master of Science in pediatric nursing. She returned to Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Virginia and fulfilled her utilization tour as the Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist. Promoted to Lieutenant Commander in June of 2003, she was subsequently transferred to Naval Hospital Jacksonville, Florida for two years as the Assistant Department Head of Pediatrics, as well as a pediatric nurse practitioner. In 2008, Commander Pringle served as the Senior Nurse, Directorate for Medical Services at the National Naval Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland.
Commander Pringle’s personal awards include the Navy and Marine Commendation Medal (five awards), Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (two awards), National Defense Medal (two awards), and various medals and ribbons.
Commander Pringle’s final duty station was Naval Medical Center San Diego, California. She retired in November of 2013 after 22 years of honorable service.