Command Surgeon, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) USAF
Colonel Joseph Anderson is the Command Surgeon, Headquarters Pacific Air Forces (PACAF), Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. As the senior medical advisor to the Commander, Pacific Air Forces, Colonel Anderson is responsible for nine medical groups, 3,897 personnel and a budget of $2.9 billion. His team supports three Numbered Air Forces, patient movement across the Pacific and oversees medical contingency planning, medical OPLAN support, tri-service/international medical cooperative engagement activities. He also serves as the JTF-Support Forces Antarctica Surgeon.
Colonel Anderson was commissioned as the Distinguished Graduate through ROTC at Charleston Southern University in 1986. He completed his medical training at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 1990. Colonel Anderson also completed residency training in Family Medicine, Aerospace Medicine, and General Preventive Medicine. He is board certified in Family Medicine and Aerospace Medicine. He commanded medical units at the squadron and group levels in the continental United States, overseas, and in a combat zone. He is a Chief Physician and a Chief Flight Surgeon with over 1,000 hours in 22 airframes.
EDUCATION 1986 Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry (Cum Laude and Distinguished Graduate), College of Charleston, Charleston, S.C. 1990 Doctor of Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md. 1993 Family Medicine Residency, Eglin AFB Regional Hospital, Eglin AFB, Fla. 1998 Air Command and Staff College, seminar 2000 Air War College, correspondence 2001 Master of Public Health, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, Mass. 2002 Residency in Aerospace Medicine, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks City Base, San Antonio, Texas 2003 Residency in General Preventive Medicine, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks City Base, San Antonio, Texas 2005 DoD Military Health System Medical Capstone, Arlington, Va.
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