KNIGHT AEROSPACE MEDICAL SYSTEMS LLC adds Lieutenant General (Retired) Paul K. Carlton, Jr. to its Advisory Board.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  KNIGHT AEROSPACE MEDICAL SYSTEMS LLC adds Lieutenant General (Retired) Paul K. Carlton, Jr. to its Advisory Board. 

January 26, 2015, San Antonio, TX.  Knight Aerospace Medical Systems (KAMS) is pleased to announce the addition of Lt.General Paul K. Carlton, Jr. as an Advisor.  LtGen. Carlton retired after 33 years of commissioned service as a highly decorated leader in the US Air Force.  He   served as Commander of several USAF hospitals in various countries.  General 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 in 2002. 

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 the 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.

Knight Aerospace Medical Systems, LLC (KAMS) provides comprehensive air medical solutions for an increasingly complex global environment.  Its modular systems are designed for cargo aircraft such as the C-130, C-17 and various helicopters, allowing for increased flexibility and multi-role utilization.  Its five modular designs address varying needs ranging from stabilization and transportation to medical intervention and biological containment.  The modules, which can be rolled in, rolled out, and positioned in remote locations, create medically familiar environments to address military readiness, disaster relief and response, and international medical crisis such as the Ebola pandemic threat.

According to Bianca Rhodes, President of Knight Aerospace Medical Systems, “Adding Dr. Carlton to our team is highly impactful as he is attributed with the founding and innovation of much of the leading edge aeromedical evacuation solutions in the world.  His insight and expertise are unparalled and his contribution represents the culmination of a career dedicated to the saving of lives.”  

“Joining the KAMS team means I can finally see a dream come to fruition,” states Carlton.  “The necessity for its products is unquestioned and will absolutely change the way medical solutions are deployed for patients throughout the world.”

Contact:   Bianca Rhodes 210-433-9961; biancarhodes@knightmedmods.com