James G. Roudebush, M.D.

Surgeon General, U.S. Air Force (RET)

Summary Background: Formerly, Gen. (Dr.) James G. Roudebush was the Surgeon General of the Air Force, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C. He served as functional manager of the U.S. Air Force Medical Service. In this capacity, he advised the Secretary of the Air Force and Air Force Chief of Staff, as well as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs on matters pertaining to the medical aspects of the air expeditionary force and the health of Air Force people. He had authority to commit resources worldwide for the Air Force Medical Service, to make decisions affecting the delivery of medical services, and to develop plans, programs and procedures to support worldwide medical service missions. He exercised direction, guidance and technical management of more than 42,800 people assigned to 75 medical facilities worldwide.

He is currently President of Martin-Blanck and Associates.

Specialties: Large health system leadership, military health, health insurance, health policy and economics, health information technology

Select Previous Experience:

  • Deputy Commander of the Air Force Materiel Command Human Systems Center
  • Command Surgeon for U.S. Central Command, Pacific Air Forces, U.S. Transportation Command and Headquarters Air Mobility Command
  • Deputy Surgeon General of the U.S. Air Force


  • University of Nebraska College of Medicine, M.D.
  • University of Texas School of Public Health, San Antonio, M.P.H.
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Bachelor of Medicine