Charles H. Roadman II

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Charles H. Roadman II
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Lieutenant General Charles H. Roadman II
16th USAF Surgeon General (1996–1999)
Born (1943-11-27) November 27, 1943 (age 73)
San Antonio, Texas
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Air Force
Years of service 1968–1999
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held U.S. Air Force Surgeon General
Awards Defense Superior Service Medal
Legion of Merit (2)
Relations MajGen Charles H. Roadman (father)
Other work President and CEO, American Health Care Association (AHCA)
Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Altarum

Lieutenant General Charles H. Roadman II (born November 27, 1943 in San Antonio, Texas) was the 16th United States Air Force Surgeon General (1996–1999), Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington D.C.

LtGen Roadman's father, MajGen Charles H. Roadman (1914–2000), was also an Air Force flight surgeon and command pilot.[1]

Air Force career[edit]

Roadman entered the Air Force in May 1968. After receiving his medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, he completed his internship and residency in obstetrics and gynecology (OB/GYN) at Keesler Medical Center. He is board certified in OB/GYN and is a diplomate of both the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Roadman served as a commander three times, twice in a hospital and once in a medical center. He was also a major command deputy surgeon, surgeon and command surgeon of both U.S. Transportation Command and Air Mobility Command. He served as both commander, Air Force Medical Operations Agency and deputy surgeon general, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General. He assumed duties as Surgeon General in November 1996.[2] He retired from the Air Force on December 1, 1999.

Flight information[edit]

  • Rating: Chief flight surgeon
  • Flight hours: More than 800
  • Aircraft flown: B-52, C-5, C-9, C-130, C-141, EB-57, F-4, F-11, F-15, F-16, F-100, KC-135 and T-38


  • July 1968 - September 1969, clinical laboratory officer, Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center, Lackland Air Force Base, Texas
  • September 1969 - June 1973, training status at AFIT, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
  • July 1973 - July 1977, internship, then residency in obstetrics and gynecology, Keesler Medical Center, Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi
  • July 1977 - July 1980, staff obstetrician, then chief of obstetrics and gynecology, later chief of surgical services, then chief of hospital services, 401st Tactical Hospital, Torrejon Air Base, Spain
  • July 1980 - July 1983, commander, 20th Tactical Fighter Wing Hospital, Royal Air Force Upper Heyford, England
  • July 1983 - July 1985, commander, 554th Medical Group, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada
  • August 1985 - June 1986, student, National War College, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, D.C.
  • June 1986 - January 1988, director, professional services-aerospace medicine and deputy surgeon, Headquarters Strategic Air Command, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
  • January 1988 - May 1990, commander, USAF Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio
  • May 1990 - September 1991, command surgeon, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
  • September 1991 - July 1994, command surgeon, U.S. Transportation Command and Military Airlift Command, then Air Mobility Command, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois
  • July 1994 - November 1996, commander and director, Air Force Medical Operations Agency, Office of the Surgeon General, Bolling Air Force Base, D.C.
  • November 1996 - October 1999, surgeon general, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base, D.C.

Effective dates of promotion[edit]

  • Second Lieutenant May 15, 1968
  • First Lieutenant March 7, 1969
  • Captain August 9, 1970
  • Major August 9, 1973
  • Lieutenant Colonel August 9, 1978
  • Colonel September 9, 1983
  • Brigadier General June 1, 1990
  • Major General August 1, 1994
  • Lieutenant General November 15, 1996

Major awards and decorations[edit]


Roadman was Assistant Dean, Wright State Medical School (1988); the Distinguished Professor of Preventive Medicine at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences (1997–1999), and Adjunct Professor of Health Services Management and Leadership at The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services.

After the Air Force[edit]

After retiring from the Air Force, LtGen Roadman moved into the public health sector as President and CEO of the American Health Care Association (AHCA) (1999–2004)[3] Dr. Roadman also served as interim president and CEO of Assisted Living Concepts[4] as well as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Altarum. He is currently on Altarum's Advisory Board.[5]


Professional memberships and associations[edit]


  1. ^ "Major General Charles H. Roadman". Biographies. United States Air Force. September 1, 1970. Retrieved 2010-03-20. 
  2. ^ "General Officer Announcement, No. 381-96" (Press release). Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Public Affairs), U.S. Department of Defense. June 26, 1996. Retrieved 2007-05-28. 
  3. ^ "Roadman to Conclude Tenure as AHCA Leader in 2004: President, CEO Says Care Quality Improvements Must Continue" (Press release). ACHA. January 13, 2004. Retrieved 2007-05-28. 
  4. ^ "Assisted Living Concepts appoints former AHCA head to interim president and CEO post". 2012-06-01. Retrieved 2016-07-25. 
  5. ^ "Charles Harvey Roadman II, M.D., C.N.A., Advisory Committee". Altarum Science and Technology Advisory Committee. Archived from the original on 2007-08-01. Retrieved 2007-05-28. 


Preceded by
Edgar R. Anderson, Jr.
Surgeon General of the United States Air Force
Succeeded by
Michael K. Wyrick (acting)