Commander (Ret.) Joseph Lawrence

Commander (Ret.) Joseph Lawrence
PharmD, MBA, BCPS, FAPhA, MSC, U. S. Navy

Although his time as a Cameron student was relatively short, attending CU from Summer 1990 to Summer 1992, Joseph Lawrence has gone on to maximize the educational background he received as an Aggie. After completing his general education requirements, Lawrence left Cameron to pursue a degree in pharmacy.

Prior to his recent retirement, Lawrence had risen to a top leadership position in the Department of Defense. A member of the U.S. Navy, he served as the director of the Department of Defense Pharmacoeconomic Center, where he oversaw the direct operational support for all DoD pharmacy points of service, including more than 57,000 military, community/retail and mail-order pharmacies.

Lawrence also served as the Designated Federal Officer (DFO) for the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel, which reviews and comments on the development of the Uniform Formulary by the DoD Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.

He is board-certified in Pharmacotherapy by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties and a Fellow of the American Pharmacist Association. Among the many honors he has been accorded throughout his distinguished career are the Navy Junior Pharmacist of the Year; the Navy Specialty Leader Award, and numerous Navy and Marine accolades.