|Thomas W. Travis|
Lieutenant General Thomas W. Travis
21st USAF Surgeon General (2012–2015)
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/||United States Air Force|
|Years of service||2 June 1976 - 1 August 2015|
|Commands held|| Surgeon General of the United States Air Force |
59th Medical Wing
89th Medical Group
311th Human Systems Wing
United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine
|Awards|| Air Force Distinguished Service Medal (2)|
Legion of Merit (2)
|Other work||Senior Vice President of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences|
Thomas W. Travis is a retired Lieutenant General of the United States Air Force who served as the twenty-first Surgeon General of the United States Air Force.Holding dual ratings as a Command Pilot and Flight Surgeon, Travis achieved the highest rank of any pilot-physician in the history of the program. After completing at total of over 39 years of active service in the Air Force, Travis retired in August 2015 to become the Senior Vice President of the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences.
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