CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ – Nucor Corporation (NUE) announced today that its board of directors has elected retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Nadja Y. West as a director effective immediately.  General West, 58, retired earlier this year after 37 years with the U.S. Army.  From December 2015 through August 2019, General West served as the 44th U.S. Army Surgeon General and Commanding General of the U.S. Army Medical Command.  Prior to that, General West served as Joint Staff Surgeon from June 2013 to December 2015, serving as the chief medical advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  She also previously served as Commanding General of Europe Regional Medical Command and Commander of Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering, General West holds a Doctorate of Medicine Degree from George Washington University School of Medicine.  She also earned a Master of Science Degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from National Defense University.  General West is the recipient of numerous military awards, including the Disting...