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Lt Gen Bruce Green, USAF, Ret.

Former Surgeon General of the Air Force


C. Bruce Green, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D.


Internationally recognized senior military medical leader and experienced physician executive rising to Surgeon General, the pinnacle Air Force medical position. Physician at age 22 with over 40 years of experience leading hospitals, health systems, and worldwide medical response planning and execution. Decisive leader, known for intuitive analytic skills and ability to rapidly visualize strategy, inspire action, and achieve results.

Specific expertise in:

  Strategic Planning                             Team Building

  Operations Management               Financial Management

  Health IT Integration                        Crisis Management


Strategic Planning: Led Deloitte Covid 19 health response. Transformed DOD deployable medical capability & air evacuation system. Safely moved 93,000 casualties in 10 years of war--50% reduction medical logistics and achieved 96% survival rate.

Operations Management: Provided actionable information to senior DOD, Executive Branch and Legislative leadership. Directed $6.3 billion budget, 45,000 personnel and 75 facilities worldwide. Change national focus from “Healthcare to Health.”

Health IT Integration: Enrolled one million patients into team-based, patient-centered care achieving 100% improved care continuity. Envisioned and fielded Health Service Data Warehouse, secure messaging, and decision support for patients and medics.

Team Building: Linked AF facilities with multiple university level 1 trauma centers to improve care, sustain skills and advance simulation training. Oversaw Katrina and Haiti medical response. Recognized as AMSUS 2008 Top Federal Physician.

Financial Management: Expertly managed budgets from $1.5 million to $300 million in four hospital commands. Graduated 300 physicians in multiple medical residencies annually. Initiated new reimbursement system that earned $30 million per year for USAF since 2004.

Crisis Management: Wrote final evacuation plan to safely transition 14,000 Clark AB residents. Led 17 medics providing humanitarian assistance to 20,000 displaced Philippine citizens after most catastrophic volcanic eruption of the 21st century.

Professional Background

Humacyte, Inc., Corporate Board Member                                                                                      Present

Deloitte Consulting, Managing Director & Federal Chief Medical Officer                       2013-2022
Consulting expert leading multiple projects across Federal health departments.
Grew Deloitte federal health business to over half billion dollar enterprise.

Martin, Blanck and Associates, Inc., Vice Chairman & Senior Partner                             2012-2013
Strategic advisor and consultant to multiple small business CEOs.

USAF Surgeon General, The Pentagon, Washington DC                                                              2009-2012
Led Air Force Medical Service (AFMS) worldwide medical mission and interagency discussions on future of health care. Uniformed Services University board member.

USAF Deputy Surgeon General, Bolling AFB, DC                                                                           2006-2009
Chief Operating Officer - Led 96 health professionals managing 75 facilities worldwide.

Assistant Surgeon General for Health Care Operations, Bolling AFB, DC                        2005-2006
Developed worldwide plans and managed daily operations for AFMS.

Previous Professional Experience

Board certified in Family Practice and Aerospace Medicine with over 25 years        1978-2005
providing direct patient care. Commanded hospitals at Lajes AB, Azores; Mountain Home AFB, ID; Eglin AFB, FL; and Wilford Hall Medical Center. Led numerous award winning leadership teams identified as best in USAF. As Command Surgeon Central Command, Transportation Command, and AF Space Command, oversaw joint medical operations and strategic planning in respective theaters. Worked with multiple international partners to plan and execute humanitarian assistance and build international capability.


Doctorate of Science in Humane Letters (hon), University of Wisconsin-Parkside (2010)

Executive Leadership, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Evanston, IL (2005)

Aerospace Medicine Residency, Brooks AFB, TX (1989)

Master’s Degree in Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA (1988)

Family Practice Residency, Eglin Regional Hospital, Eglin AFB, FL (1981)

Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (1978)

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Univ of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha WI (1974)


Air Force Association American Medical Association

Fellow, Aerospace Medical Association

Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians

Society of U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeons (Past President) Association of Military Surgeons of the United States (Past President)