Meet Our heroes

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COL(R) Robert Adams, MD

Navy SEAL To Army Doc, Delta Force Surgeon, and Other Adventures

(Army, Family Medicine, Navy SEAL, Delta Force Surgeon)

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COL(R) Alfonso "Al" Alarcon, MD

Orthopedic Surgery and Military Medical Leadership Around the Globe

(Army, Orthopedic Surgeon, VA, TRICARE, Humanitarian Missions)

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COL Joseph Alderete, MD

Orthopedic Surgery in Combat and in Support of Special Operations Forces

(Army, Orthopedic Surgeon, Oncology, CFI, Special Operations, Rehabilitation)

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BG(R) Shan Bagby, DMD, MHA

Dentists on the Battlefield and Leading Military Medicine

(Army, Dentist, Oral Surgeon, Mentorship, General Officer)


COL Tyson Becker, MD

Preparing Combat Surgeons for Difficult Operative Situations

(Army, Trauma Surgeon, TSG Consultant, STaRC, Readiness)

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COL Will Bimson, DO

Combat Cardiologist Supporting  US COVID Missions & Deployments Worldwide

(Army, Cardiologist, Ranger, 18th Airborne, COVID-19)

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LTG(R) Ronald Blanck, DO

From Vietnam Battalion Surgeon to Surgeon General of The US Army

(Army, Internal Medicine, Vietnam, USUHS, Surgeon General, General Officer)

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Lt Gen(Ret) Paul K. Carlton, Jr.,MD

The Innovations and Evolution of Critical Care in the Air

(AirForce, General Surgeon, TSG, CCATT, General Officer, Air Evacuation)


CDR Ramon Cestero, MD

Surgery at Sea and Innovating Surgery at the OR table

(Navy, Trauma Surgeon, Reserves, Inventor, MBA, UT Health)

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COL(R) Kevin Chung, MD

Intensivist/Burn Expert-War Doc

(Army, Internal Medicine, Critical Care, ICU, Burns, USUHS, TSG Consultant, GME)

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MG(R) Jeffery B. Clark, MD

MC Mission Lessons- Desert Storm to Kosovo to Katrina to Abu Ghraib

(Army, Family Medicine, Disaster Relief, Abu Ghraib, MC Chief, General Officer

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CAPT(R) James Cole, MD

Trauma Surgeon serves with SEAL Team 6 and as Marine Expeditionary Surgeon

(Navy, Trauma Surgeon, JSOC, SEALs, Trauma System, Marines, Reserves)

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BG(R) Norvell "Van" Coots, MD

A Story of Perseverance, Ambition, and a Never Quit Attitude

(Army, Dermatologist, Walter Reed, General Officer)

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MG Telita Crosland, MD

(Army, Family Medicine, MC Chief, Deputy Surgeon General, General Officer)

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COL(R) James "Jim" Czarnik, MD

Ranger Paratrooper Physician Delivering Battlefield Care Under Fire

(Army, Emergency Medicine, Special Operations, Ranger, Paratrooper)

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CSM(Ret) Rudolfo (Rudy) Delvalle

Combat Ranger Medic to WRAMC CSM- Outstanding Soldier Medic

(Army, Enlisted, Combat Medic, Ranger, Walter Reed, CSM)


COL David Doman, MD

“Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgeon Supporting Special Operations”

(Army, Surgeon, Orthopedic, Special Operations)

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Lt Gen(Ret) Mark A. Ediger, MD

Rural Family Doc to 22nd Air Force Surgeon General

(Air Force, Family Medicine, Special Operations, TSG, General Officer)

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Aaron Epstein, MD

Military Medical Veterans and Volunteers- Making a Difference in Ukraine with the GSMSG

(Ukraine, Surgeon, Trauma, Volunteer, Veteran)

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RADM Bruce L. Gillingham, MD

Pediatric Orthopod, Undersea Med Officer and Current Navy TSG

(Navy, Orthopedic Surgeon, Pediatrics, Undersea Medical Officer, TSG, Flag Officer

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MG(R) Elder Granger, MD

Leading Large Healthcare Systems at Home and on the Battlefield

(Army, Hematologist, TRICARE, General Officer)

COL Kirby Gross, MD

“Heeding the Call of Duty after 9/11

(Army, Surgeon, Trauma, JTS)

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CSM(Ret) Althea Green, Ph.D.

Army Medicine's Most Senior Combat Medic Shaping Military Medicine

(Army, Enlisted, Medic, USUHS, MEDCOM CSM)

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Lt Gen (Ret) Bruce Green, MD

20th Air Force Surgeon General Shaping the Future of Military Medicine 

(Air Force, Aerospace Medicine, TSG, General Officer)

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COL Bonnie Hartstein, MD

Army Pediatrician, Emergency Medicine Physician- WarDoc

(Army, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrician, TSG Consultant)

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COL(R) Matthew Hepburn, MD

Infectious Disease Expert in Pandemic Prevention and Response

(Army, Infectious Disease, DARPA, ASAMRIID,COVID-19, Operation Warp Speed)

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COL(R) John B. Holcomb, MD

Revolutionizing Trauma Combat Casualty Care

(Army, Trauma Surgeon, Research, JTS, Trauma Registry, USAISR)


CSM Diamond D. Hough

Leveraging Battlefield Experience to Influence Tomorrow's Medics and Corpsmen

(Army, Enlisted, Combat Medic, MEDCOM CSM)

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Sergeant Rob Jones, USMC (Ret)

A Wounded Warrior Shares His Journey From Point of Injury to Recovery and Rehab

 (Marine, Enlisted, Combat Engineer, Wounded Warrior, Rehabilitation, MATC)

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COL(R) Sean Keenan, MD

Special Ops Doc: Training and Execution of Tactical Combat Casualty Care

 (Army, Emergency Medicine, Special Operations, TCCC, Prolonged Field Care)

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COL(R) Kent E. Kester, MD

The importance of Translational Research and Medicine in the Military

(Army, Translational Research, WRAIR, Vaccine)

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MG(R) Kevin C. Kiley, MD

41st Army Surgeon General- Loyalty Down and Choosing the Harder Right

(Army, OB/GYN, Walter Reed, Landstuhl, 10th Mountain Div, TSG, General Officer)

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COL Catherine A. Kimball-Eayrs, MD

Military Pediatrician on the Battlefield and at Home

(Army, Pediatrician, Walter Reed, USUHS, Patient Experience)