William “Will” M. Fraser, III
Will Fraser is a proven strategic leader, administrator, and communicator. He is a highly decorated retired General of the United States Air Force and landed at the pinnacle of the United States Military as one of nine Combatant Commanders.
During 40 years of service, he held a variety of demanding command and staff positions. He has led large-scale, diverse, global organizations where he earned a reputation as a motivational leader, strategic thinker and change agent who delivered solutions to the most complex challenges.
As Commander, United States Transportation Command—a Unified, Combatant Command—he answered directly to the President of the United States and Secretary of Defense and served as the single manager responsible for global air, land, and maritime transport for the Department of Defense. There, he led the most comprehensive and collaborative strategic planning effort in the command’s twenty-five year history. In addition, his diplomatic skill fostered new international partnerships and strengthened others enhancing the nation’s unparalleled ability to rapidly project influence, anywhere at anytime. While doing so, he led over 130,000 personnel and annually executed over $12 billion worth of business.
As Commander, Air Combat Command, the largest major command in the Air Force, he was responsible for organizing, training, equipping and maintaining combat ready forces while ensuring strategic air defense forces were ready to meet the challenges of peacetime air sovereignty and wartime defense. The command consisted of over 130,000 personnel who operated over 2000 aircraft at more than 300 locations worldwide.
As Vice Chief of Staff of the Air Force, he presided over the Air Staff and served as a member of the Joint
Chiefs of Staff Requirements Oversight Council and Deputy Advisory Working Group. He led the organization, training and equipping of over 690,000 people serving in the United States Air Force and provided oversight of a $120 billion annual budget.
As Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, he represented the Chairman or Vice Chairman in the White House, traveled internationally as the Military Advisor to the Secretary of State and served as the Middle East Peace Process Roadmap Monitor. During his tenure he streamlined the coordination process and increased collaboration between the Department of Defense and Department of State to obtain time-sensitive policy decisions and to meet US strategic objectives.
He held a variety of additional assignments including command of two bomb wings and an aviation operations group. His extensive experience in wartime, contingency and humanitarian relief operations includes Operation Southern and Northern Watch, Operation Desert Thunder, Operation Allied Force, Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom.
He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems from the University of Northern Colorado. Additionally, he completed the National Security Leadership Course National Security Studies at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, the Executive Development Program Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University, the Program for Senior Executives in National and International Security John F. Kennedy School of Government Harvard University, the Senior Intelligence Fellows Program and Leadership at the Peak Center for Creative Leadership Colorado Springs.
He is currently serving on the Texas A&M University President’s Corps of Cadets Board of Visitors and Corps of Cadets Association Board of Directors, is a member of the Uber Military Advisory Board, aVolt Incorporated Advisory Board and the Gordian Institute.
James H. Henderson, II MD, FCCP, FAASM
Rank: Colonel, (ret), USAF, MC, FS
Specialty: Pulmonary Diseases/Critical Care Medicine/Sleep Medicine/Internal Medicine
Dr. James H. Henderson II, MD has served as active clinical member of the faculty of the CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Family Medicine Residency Program in the capacity of Consultant, Pulmonary/Critical Care/Sleep Medicine since September 2011. He is an active clinician and educator, board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Sleep Medicine. He is presently Director of Inpatient Services and Chairman of the Clinical Competency Committee for the program, and serves as an Adjunct Assistant Professor for the UTHSCSA Department of Family and Community Medicine. He entered his present position after over 26 years of service in the United States Air Force Medical Corps, retiring in July 2011 in the rank of Colonel.
Chairman of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine (Aug 2008- July 2011) Serving within the Department of Medicine of the new San Antonio Military Health System (SAMHS), provided oversight to the integration of Air Force, Army, and Navy military respiratory and critical care assets in San Antonio, TX. This included the major academic and training sites for these specialties.
Director of the Air Force Expeditionary Medical Skills Institute, USAFSAM, Brooks City-Base TX (July 2004-July2008)
Duties included direction of all Air Force advanced expeditionary medical training programs (C-STARS, STARS-P) at both civilian university trauma centers and military treatment facilities, as well as direct advisement in Triservice Enroute Care Development, Trauma Training, and Medical Simulation programs.
Commander, 759th Surgical Operations Squadron (Critical Care Medicine SQ) (July 2002-July 2004) [also serving as Chief of Medicine, and AMC Critical Care Air Transport Team (CCATT) Pilot Team Leader at 59 MDW, Lackland AFB TX]
Provided command and control to squadron of 300 active duty and 150 civilian personnel while also serving in an advising leadership role in the Department of Medicine. Directed personnel who filled over 50% of Air Force critical care deployment positions while maintaining exemplary critical care resources for the Air Force’s only Level 1 trauma center. Provided primary recommendations to Air Mobility Command on CCATT training, deployments, and equipment issues. Authored CCATT operational and tactical policy.
Chief Military Consultant to the Air Force Surgeon General for Internal Medicine – Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine (Feb 2003 – May 2011)
Provided direct consultation to the USAF Surgeon General on all matters pertaining to respiratory and sleep medicine. Primary input to Personnel Center for all pulmonary personnel assignments. Served as Member of AMC CCATT Executive Council providing strategic oversight of personnel and logistics resources. Served to integrate AF services into Triservice respiratory strategy.
Team Chief, CCATT, Task Force Dagger, 43rd EAES, Southwest Asia (Oct 2001 – Mar 2002) in support of Operation ENDURING FREEDOM.
Deployed ICU director, 332 EMDG, Balad AB (Sept 2007 – Jan 2008; Dec 2008 – June 2009) in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM.
Amongst many other positions earlier in his career, he has served as Deputy Chief, Cardiopulmonary Services at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, MD; and then Pulmonary Flight Commander (Chairman, Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine) at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He has several publications to his credit, served on the American Academy of Sleep Medicine’s Nosology Committee, and was an “Excellent” Graduate of Air War College (in seminar). He was instrumental in developing the Sleep Medicine Fellowship at SAMMC, and served as an Assistant Professor, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
Col Henderson graduated as Valedictorian, New Iberia Senior High School, New Iberia LA, in May 1977. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude, from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa OK in 1981, and the Doctor of Medicine degree, High Honors, from Oral Roberts University School of Medicine, 1985. Col Henderson entered Active Duty in June 1985 as a Health Professions Scholarship graduate. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Wilford Hall Medical Center in 1988, and subsequently, his Fellowship in Pulmonary / Critical Care Medicine at WHMC in 1992. He was the third graduate of the Sleep Medicine Fellowship program at Mayo Clinic, Rochester MN, in 1993 before returning to WHMC as a Staff Pulmonologist.
He assists his wife who has been an active supporter and board member of Any Baby Can of San Antonio after prior posts with several charitable organizations in San Antonio to include Respite Care of San Antonio, and Kinetic Kids, Inc., speaking extensively regionally on behalf of community support for children with disabilities and military families, while continuing in her calling of private voice instruction and frequent invitations for vocal ministry.
Lieutenant General (Dr.) Paul K. (PK) Carlton, Jr.
Lieutenant General (Dr.) Paul K. (PK) Carlton, Jr. entered the U.S. Air Force Academy in June 1965. He was a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Air Force academy and was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force on June 4, 1969 as a Second Lieutenant. Lt Gen Carlton attended the University of Colorado in Denver, Colorado, receiving his Doctor of Medicine degree in May 1973 and completed his General Surgery Residency at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB, Texas, in June 1978, followed by service as Staff Surgeon at RAF Lakenheath, England, from June 1978 to April 1979.
Gen Carlton served as Chief of General Surgery at the U.S. Air Force Hospital at Luke AFB, Arizona, from April 1979 to May 1982, as Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the U.S. Air Force Regional Medical Center at Wiesbaden AB, West Germany, from May 1982 to August 1985, and as Commander of the U.S. Air Force Hospital at Torrejon AB, Spain, from August 1985 to May 1988, followed by service as Commander of the U.S. Air Force Medical Center at Scott AFB, Illinois, from May 1988 to August 1991. During General Carlton’s time at Scott AFB, he deployed to Southwest Asia in support of Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm as Commander of the 1702nd Air Refueling Wing Contingency Hospital from October 1990 to March 1991. Gen Carlton also served as the Director of Medical Services and Training with Headquarters Air Education and Training Command at Randolph AFB, Texas, as Commander of the 59th Medical Wing at Wilford Hall Medical Center at Lackland AFB, as Commander and Director of the Air Force Medical Operations Agency in the Office of the Surgeon General at Bolling AFB, Washington, D.C., and as the 17th Surgeon General of the Air Force until his retirement from the Air Force on September 23, 2002.
General Carlton is a fellow and former Air Force governor of the American College of Surgeons. He was named consultant in general surgery to the Air Force Surgeon General in 1981. He conceptualized and implemented the first Air Force rapid-response surgical team in Europe—the flying ambulance surgical trauma team. As a surgeon, he performed more than 4,000 operations as principal surgeon and 6,000 as first assistant. He has published extensively in medical literature. An active flier, General Carlton holds Federal Aviation Administration commercial, instrument, multi-engine, glider and instructor ratings. During his command of the 1702nd Air Refueling Wing Contingency Hospital, he completed 32 combat support missions and 140 combat flying hours in the C-21, C-130, KC-10 and KC-135. General Carlton was awarded the Airman’s Medal for heroism by voluntarily risking his life at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. on 11 September 2001.
1969 Bachelor of science degree, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1973 Doctor of medicine, University of Colorado, Denver
1. September 1969 - May 1973, medical student, University of Colorado, Denver
2. July 1973 - June 1978, resident, general surgery, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
3. June 1978 - April 1979, staff surgeon, Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England
4. April 1979 - May 1982, chief, general surgery, USAF Hospital, Luke Air Force Base, Ariz.
5. May 1982 - August 1985, chairman, department of surgery, USAF Regional Medical Center, Wiesbaden Air Base, West Germany
6. August 1985 - May 1988, commander, USAF Hospital, Torrejon Air Base, Spain
7. May 1988 - August 1991, commander, USAF Medical Center, Scott Air Force Base, Ill. (October 1990 - March 1991, commander, 1702nd Air Refueling Wing Contingency Hospital, Southwest Asia)
8. August 1991 - September 1994, director, medical services and training, Headquarters Air Education and Training Command, Randolph Air Force Base, Texas
9. September 1994 - May 1999, commander, 59th Medical Wing, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
10. May 1999 - November 1999, commander and director, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Office of the Surgeon General, Bolling Air Force Base, D.C.
11. December 1999 – September 2002, surgeon general of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, the Pentagon, Bolling Air Force Base, D.C.
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS:
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal
National Defense Service Medal with service star
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION:
Second Lieutenant Jun 4, 1969
First Lieutenant Dec 4, 1970
Captain Jun 4, 1972
Major Jun 4, 1975
Lieutenant Colonel Jun 4, 1980
Colonel Oct 1, 1985
Brigadier General Oct 1, 1991
Major General May 25, 1995
Lt General Dec 1, 1999