Late Breaking News
Obama Taps General Green to be Air Force Surgeon General
WASHINGTON—President Obama last month nominated Maj. Gen. Charles Bruce Green, USAF, MC, to become the nextAir Force Surgeon General.
General Green is currently the Air Force’s Deputy Surgeon General, a position he has held since August 2006. Pending approval by the Senate, Dr. Green would become the Air Force’s 20th Surgeon General and replace Lt. Gen. James G. Roudebush, USAF, MC, who recently announced his plans to retire effective October 1, 2009.
Dr. Green 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 his residency training in family practice at Eglin Regional Hospital at Eglin Air Force Base in 1981 and in aerospace medicine at Brooks Air Force Base, Texas, in 1989. He is board certified in aerospace medicine. Dr. Green 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.
Dr. Green has served as commander of three hospitals and Wilford Hall Medical Center in San Antonio. As command surgeon for three major commands, he planned joint medical response for operations Desert Thunder and Desert Fox, and oversaw aeromedical evacuation for operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as Assistant Surgeon General for Health Care Operations.