Chiropractic Care in the Military

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Brigadier General Becky Halstead Speaks out about Chiropractic Care in the Military
Hayward, CA — Life Chiropractic College West is honored to welcome Brigadier General Rebecca “Becky” Halsted, who will speak at our Friday Seminar on October 15. She is an avid, outspoken supporter of chiropractic care. General Halstead is currently on a media tour where she advocates expanding the availability of chiropractic care to all military personnel and their families.

Brigadier General Becky Halstead A highly decorated officer, Brigadier General Becky Halsted served a total of 27 years in the U.S. Army. In 2006, she became the first female Chief of Ordnance and Commanding General of the Army’s Ordnance Center and Schools, responsible for the leadership development and institutional training of the second largest branch in the army with over 100,000 members of the Ordnance Corps. Known as an experienced and exceptional strategic planner, General Halstead was responsible for the base defense of five military bases, including Balad, Iraq that housed over 30,000 military members and civilians. She retired in 2008, as General Officer in the U.S. Army.

Today, as a spokesperson for the Foundation for Chiropractic Progress (, a not-for-profit organization, she crusades for chiropractic care and wishes to see it made available to all military personnel at VA hospital facilities and military bases here and abroad. She says, “I also welcomed the opportunity to further serve my country by pushing the envelope and being a voice to open chiropractic care to all military men and women, and their families.”

Life West in Hayward, California, established in 1976, is an accredited non-profit institution of higher learning. Currently over 400 students from across the United States and abroad are enrolled, and over 3,700 graduates of Life West are now providing chiropractic care worldwide. The college’s Health Center, a public outpatient facility, staffed by approximately 150 senior interns who are guided by licensed doctors of chiropractic, provides affordable health care to more than 1,500 patients per week in the city of Hayward, California. The college and Health Center maintain a website at @ 1:19 pm | Article ID: 1286223567