Brig. Gen. Robert J. Marks is the Air Mobility Command Surgeon and Chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps, serving at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. As chief medical consultant to the Commander, Air Mobility Command, he ensures maximum combat readiness, operational health and efficient delivery of health care to 448,000 beneficiaries. He provides guidance on medical capabilities through plans, operational policies, military specific medical training, consultation and financial management. General Marks oversees the health care services provided by 6,250 medical personnel at 11 military treatment facilities and two aeromedical evacuation squadrons. He oversees a medical budget of $781 million and assets exceeding $1.6 billion. As Command Surgeon, General Marks is responsible for clinical oversight of the Air Force global aeromedical evacuation system which is a keystone of our national en route care capabilities. En route care consists of care for combat casualties from the point of injury on the battlefield all the way to definitive care at U.S.-based military medical centers.
General Marks leads clinical operations capability development and sets research priorities for aeromedical evacuation and the transformational Air Force Critical Care Air Transport Teams and Tactical Critical Care Evacuation Teams. As Chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps, he creates and evaluates nursing policies and programs for 19,000 active-duty, Guard and Reserve nursing personnel. He interacts with Air Staff, Joint Staff, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs and civilian healthcare organizations to ensure the highest caliber of nursing care and personnel. General Marks earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Kansas Newman College in 1989, and a Masters in Management from Webster University in 1997.
Prior to this assignment, General Marks served as the Command Surgeon for Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio.
1989 Bachelor of Science Nursing, Kansas Newman College, Wichita, Kan.
1995 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
1997 Master of Management, Webster University, St Louis, Mo.
2002 Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2002 Master of Military Operations and Science degree, Air University, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
2003 Air War College, by seminar.
2007 Executive Resource Fellow, SDE in-residence equivalent
2009 Joint Medical Executive Skills Medical Executive Skills Capstone Course
2010 Interagency Institute for Federal Healthcare Executives
2015 Joint Medical Strategic Leadership Program
1. August 1989 - July 1992, Staff Nurse Medical ICU, Wilford Hall Medical Center, Lackland AFB, Texas
2. July 1992 - July 1995, Nurse Manager, Primary and Acute Care Clinics, Griffiss AFB, N.Y.
3. July 1995 - July 1997, Instructor Flight Nurse, 375th Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Scott AFB, Ill.
4. July 1997 - July 1999, Chief, AE System and Program Requirements, Headquarters Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
5. July 1999 - July 2001, Health Care Integrator, 15th Medical Operations Squadron, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
6. August 2001 - June 2002, student, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell AFB, Ala.
7. June 2002 - July 2004, Emergency Service Flight Commander and Operations Officer, 96th Medical Operations Squadron, Eglin AFB, Fla.
8. August 2004 - June 2006, Commander, 18th Medical Operations Squadron, Kadena Air Base, Japan
9. July 2006 - June 2007, Strategic Resources Fellow, HQ Air Education and Training Command, Randolph AFB, Texas
10. June 2007 - August 2008, Commander, 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron, Pope AFB, N.C.
11. August 2008 - July 2011, Commander, 72nd Medical Group, Tinker AFB, Okla.
12. August 2011 - February 2013, Chief, Medical Operations Division, U.S. Air Forces in Europe, Ramstein AB, Germany
13. February 2013 - August 2016, Deputy Command Surgeon, HQ Pacific Air Forces, Hickam AFB, Hawaii
14. August 2016 - June 2018, Command Surgeon, HQ Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
15. June 2018 - present, Command Surgeon, HQ Air Mobility Command, Scott AFB, Ill.
Rating: command flight nurse
Flying hours: 1000+
Aircraft: C-9, C-17, KC-135 and C-130
MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with six oak leaf clusters
Aerial Achievement Medal
Air Force Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Commendation Medal with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Achievement Medal with oak leaf cluster
Army Achievement Medal
CURRENT NATIONAL CERTIFICATIONS
Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
First Lieutenant July 14, 1989
Captain June 3, 1991
Major July 1, 1999
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2003
Colonel August 1, 2007
Brigadier General June 4, 2018
(Current as of January 2019)