Major General (Dr.) Douglas J. Robb
Joint Staff Surgeon
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Maj. Gen. (Dr.) Douglas J. Robb is the Joint Staff Surgeon, at the Pentagon, Washington, DC. He serves as the chief medical advisor to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, providing advice to the Chairman, the Joint Staff and Combatant Commanders and coordinating all issues related to operational medicine, force health protection and readiness among the Combatant Commands, the Office of the Secretary of Defense, and the services.
General Robb entered the Air Force in June 1979 as a graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy. He is board certified in aerospace medicine. He has spent 20 years in the practice of aerospace medicine in support of Air Force, joint and coalition aviation forces. Clinically he has held the positions of chief of flight medicine, aerospace medicine squadron commander, and hospital and medical center commander. Additionally, he has held staff positions as the chief flight surgeon for U.S Air Forces in Europe, Command Surgeon, Headquarters U.S. Central Command, and Command Surgeon, Headquarters Air Mobility Command. A chief flight surgeon with more than 1,600 flying hours, he has maintained additional crewmember status in the A-7, OV-10, F-16, C-9, T-43, C-130 and KC-135 aircraft.
Prior to his current assignment, General Robb served as the Command Surgeon, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill.
1979 Bachelor of Science degree in biological sciences, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
1984 Medical degree, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ill.
1992 Master's degree in public health in occupational medicine, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, Mass.
1994 Residency training and board certification in aerospace medicine and occupational medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas
2000 National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
2002 Medical Executive Skills Capstone, Washington, D.C.
2003 Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
1. June 1979 - August 1980, maintenance officer, 13th Tactical Fighter Squadron, MacDill AFB, Fla.
2. September 1980 - June 1984, student, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, Ill.
3. July 1984 - June 1985, family practice resident, Carswell Regional Hospital, Carswell AFB, Texas
4. July 1985 - July 1987, flight surgeon, 429th Tactical Fighter Squadron and 4450th Tactical Group, Nellis AFB, Nev.
5. August 1987 - August 1988, flight surgeon, 19th Tactical Air Squadron, Osan Air Base, South Korea
6. September 1988 - August 1991, flight surgeon, 526th Fighter Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
7. September 1991 - June 1992, student, Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, Mass.
8. July 1992 - July 1994, medical resident, Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas
9. August 1994 - June 1997, Commander, 347th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Moody AFB, Ga.
10. June 1996 - July 1996, Commander, 4404th Medical Group (Provisional), Southwest Asia)
11. July 1997- July 1999, Chief, Aerospace Medicine, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany
12. August 1999 - July 2000, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
13. June 2000 - July 2002, Commander, 59th Aeromedical-Dental Group, Lackland AFB, Texas
14. July 2002 - June 2004, Commander, 10th Medical Group, and Command Surgeon, U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colo.
15. June 2004 - June 2007, Command Surgeon, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla.
16. July 2007 - July 2008, Commander, 81st Medical Group, Keesler AFB, Miss.
17. July 2008 – August 2010, Command Surgeon, Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
18. September 2010 – Present, Joint Staff Surgeon, OCJCS, The Pentagon, Washington, DC.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
June 2004 - June 2007, Command Surgeon, U.S. Central Command, MacDill AFB, Fla., as a colonel
September 2010 – Present, Joint Staff Surgeon, OCJCS, The Pentagon, Washington, DC
Ratings: Chief flight surgeon, airborne and air assault
Flight hours: More than 1,600
Aircraft flown: A-7, OV-10, F-16, C-9, C-130, T-43, C-21 and KC-135
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with "V" device two oak leaf clusters
Air Force Achievement Medal
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant May 30, 1979
Captain Nov. 30, 1983
Major Nov. 30, 1989
Lieutenant Colonel Nov. 30, 1995
Colonel May 30, 2000
Brigadier General June 1, 2007
Major General Aug. 3, 2009
(Current as of 5 October 2010)