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Lieutenant General Dr. Charles Bruce Green, BS, MPH, MD, DSc (Hon), MSM, AM, DMSM, LM, DSSM, DSM

 

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BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY: Lieutenant General Dr. Charles Bruce Green, BS, MPH, MD, DSc (Hon), MSM, AM, DMSM, LM, DSSM, DSM

Lieutenant General Charles Bruce Green served as the 20th Surgeon General of the United States Air Force from 2009 to 2012 and is a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College. Lieutenant General Green earned a B.S. in Chemistry in 1974 from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, a M.D. in Surgery in 1978 from the Medical College of Wisconsin, and a MPH in Public Health in 1988 from Harvard University. He completed his residency in family practice in 1981 at the Eglin Regional Hospital at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Lieutenant General Green graduated in 1987 from the Air Command and Staff College and in 1989 completed his residency in aerospace medicine at Brooks Air Force Base in Texas. He graduated in 2000 from the Air War College, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Science degree in 2011 from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.

Lieutenant General Green has a distinguished record of ethical leadership. He was commissioned through the Health Professions Scholarship Program and entered active duty in 1978 after completing his Doctorate of Medicine degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. He completed residency training in family practice at Eglin Regional Hospital, Eglin AFB, Fla., in 1981, and in aerospace medicine at Brooks AFB, Texas, in 1989. He is board certified in aerospace medicine.  An expert in disaster relief operations, he planned and led humanitarian relief efforts in the Philippines after the Baguio earthquake in 1990, and in support of Operation Fiery Vigil following the 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo.

Lieutenant General Green has served as commander of three hospitals and the Wilford Hall Medical Center. As command surgeon for three major commands, he planned joint medical response for operations Desert Thunder and Desert Fox, and oversaw aero-medical evacuation for operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He has served as Assistant Surgeon General for Health Care Operations, Deputy Surgeon General, and as the the 20th Surgeon General of the United States Air Force.

As the Surgeon General of the Air Force stationed at the Headquarters, U.S. Air Force in Washington, D.C., Lieutenant General Green served as functional manager of the U.S. Air Force Medical Service. In this capacity, he advised the Secretary of the Air Force and Air Force Chief of Staff, as well as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs on matters pertaining to the medical aspects of the air expeditionary force and the health of Air Force people. Lieutenant General Green had authority to commit resources worldwide for the Air Force Medical Service, to make decisions affecting the delivery of medical services, and to develop plans, programs and procedures to support worldwide medical service missions. His leadership responsibilities included exercising senior oversight, direction, guidance and technical management of more than 42,800 people assigned to 75 medical facilities worldwide.

Lieutenant General Green held a Chief Flight Surgeon rating with more than 1,200 flight hours in numerous aircraft, including the B-52, C-5, C-9, C-21, C-130, C-141, H-53, KC-135, T-43, F-15, F-16, P-3, T-37, T-38, UH-1 and UH-60. He retired from the United States Air Force in 2012 after serving nearly 35 years and achieving the rank of Lieutenant General.

Lieutenant General Green’s awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with four oak leaf clusters, Airman’s Medal, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, and the Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster.

As a Distinguished Fellow of New Westminster College, Lieutenant General Dr. Charles Bruce Green is dedicated to supporting the highest standards of academic excellence and is committed to the advancement of New Westminster College and its Global Network of Fellows.

 
 

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