Brig. Gen. Theresa M. Casey is the Assistant Surgeon General for Modernization and Chief, Biomedical Sciences Corps, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, Falls Church, Va. She is responsible for Air Force medical modernization requirements, aerospace medicine, and information management and technology for the Air Force Medical Service. She manages the definition of medical requirements, the translation of requirements to medical capabilities and the evaluation of new or modified medical systems. She provides leadership and integration for the operational, aeromedical, scientific and academic communities through continuing collaborative research initiatives with industry and academia.
General Casey began her career as a public health officer in 1982. She has held faculty positions at the USAF School of Aerospace Medicine where her responsibilities included classroom instruction, career development course publication and faculty enhancement programs. She served at two major command headquarters, and was the surgeon for Joint Task Force Shining Hope. The general has commanded a squadron, an air expeditionary group and two medical groups.
1979 Bachelor of Science degree in biochemistry, Oklahoma State University
1982 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Oklahoma State University
1985 Distinguished graduate, Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1987 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1989 Master of Public Health degree, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
1993 Air War College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1. August 1982 - June 1984, Chief, Environmental Health, Vance AFB, Okla.
2. June 1984 - August 1989, Chief, Environmental Health, Tinker AFB, Okla.
3. August 1989 - May 1993, Assistant Chairman, Department of Military Public Health and
Occupational Medicine, School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks AFB, Texas
4. May 1993 - September 1994, Chief, Military Public Health, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
5. September 1994 - December 1995, Commander, 86th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Ramstein AB, Germany
6. December 1995 - June 1996, Chief, Public Health, and health promotions officer, Office of the Command Surgeon, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany
7. June 1996 - June 1998, Chief, Medical Operations Division, Office of the Command Surgeon, Headquarters Air Force Space Command, Peterson AFB, Colo.
8. June 1998 - June 2001, Deputy Commander, 86th Medical Group, and Commander, 86th Air Expeditionary Group, Ramstein AB, Germany
9. June 2001 - July 2003, Commander, 82nd Medical Group, Sheppard AFB, Texas
10. July 2003 - July 2005, Commander, 1st Medical Group, Langley AFB, Va.
11. July 2005 - September 2006, Deputy Command Surgeon, Air Combat Command, Langley AFB, Va.
12. October 2006 - present, Assistant Surgeon General for Modernization and Chief, Biomedical Sciences Corps, Office of the Air Force Surgeon General, Falls Church, Va.
SUMMARY OF JOINT ASSIGNMENTS
1. April 1999 - July 1999, surgeon, Joint Task Force Shining Hope, Einsiedlerhof, Germany, as a colonel
2. July 1994 - August 1994, member of the EUCOM Assessment Team, Operation Support Hope, Goma, Zaire, as a lieutenant colonel
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with silver oak leaf cluster
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze star
1987 and 1990 Who's Who in Veterinary Science and Medicine
1990 Air Force Nominee, Salmon Award for Federal Veterinarians
1994 Outstanding Woman of the Year, Ramstein AB, Germany
1994 Volunteer of the Year, Ramstein AB, Germany
2009 James A. McCallam Award, Association of Military Surgeons of the United States
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
1989 - 1990 President, Society of Environmental Health Professionals
1990 Diplomat, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Captain May 9, 1982
Major March 1, 1988
Lieutenant Colonel July 1, 1991
Colonel Jan. 1, 1997
Brigadier General Aug. 4, 2006
(Current as of December 2009)