Bridgette R. Bell
Board Member at Large
After 13 years on active duty, Lieutenant Colonel Bridgette Bell found a passion for Psychology and pivoted from the field of Human Resources to become a Clinical Psychologist. She currently serves as a Doctoral Intern at the Georgia Regional Hospital – Atlanta.
Bridgette’s military career includes assignments with the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade of the XVIII Airborne Corps; the Special Troops Battalion of the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division; the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, United States Army Garrison, Fort Myer; and the US Army Human Resources Command (HRC) in Alexandria, VA and Fort Knox, KY. She deployed to Mosul, Iraq with the 1st Cavalry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2006. She returned to West Point as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Behavioral Sciences & Leadership. Her most recent military assignment was in the Department of Military Science (ROTC) at Jackson State University, a Historically Black College/University (HBCU) in Jackson, MS.
Bridgette’s education includes a BS in Chemistry and Life Sciences, with a concentration in Computer Science Engineering from the United States Military Academy, an MBA with a concentration in Healthcare Management from Jones International University, and a MS in Human Systems Integration from the Naval Postgraduate School. Bridgette completed a Master’s thesis in 2013 on the Army Suicide Prevention Program, then channeled the outcomes of this research while teaching West Point Cadets the power of human-centered design. Bridgette is a 2017 Pat Tillman Foundation Military Scholar. She is the founder of Brogans, an effort to provide innovative mental health programs, and a Co-Founder of the West Point AOG Black & African American Alumni Organization, Do More Together. She prides herself in being an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and The ROCKS, Inc.
Bridgette is a native of Mississippi and a fourth-generation US Army Soldier. She entered West Point from Springfield, VA. Bridgette’s greatest success is being August’s mother.