Colonel Kirk P. Winger is the Commander of the 36th Medical Group, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The medical group is comprised of the 36th Medical Operations Squadron and the 36th Medical Support Squadron with a combined military, civilian, and contractor workforce of 200 personnel. As the commander, Colonel Winger is responsible for the provision of world-class trusted healthcare for a community of 7,500 home station and deployed beneficiaries, while also supporting 23 deployable packages for military operations and humanitarian relief operations.

Prior to this assignment Colonel Winger was the 88th Aerospace Medicine Squadron Commander at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. The 111 member squadron provided aeromedical and occupational healthcare services for 58 thousand beneficiaries. He managed a $2.5 million budget, directing preventive medicine strategies for the AFLCMC, HQ AFMC, and 88th Air Base Wing. Additionally, he oversaw occupational health for 218 industrial worksites protecting a workforce of more than 27 thousand employees, the Department of Defense’s largest single-site work force. Previously, he served as the Command Public Health Officer, United States Air Forces in Europe - Air Forces Africa . As Command Public Health Officer, he advised and represented the USAFE-AFAFRICA Command Surgeon on all aspects of the public health, health promotion, and preventive medicine missions.

Colonel Winger is originally from Victor, Idaho, and began his Air Force Career in 1998 at Commissioned Officer Training School at Maxwell AFB, Alabama. He was the distinguished graduate from the Public Health Officer Course from the United States Air Force’s School of Aerospace Medicine in 1999. He holds a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude, and a Master of Public Health from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. He is also a graduate of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship program and is a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine.

1989 Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho
1994 Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman, Wash. 2002 Squadron Officer School, by correspondence
2003 Master of Public Health, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md. 2005 Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Atlanta, Ga. 2006 Air Command and Staff College, by correspondence
2014 Air War College, by correspondence

April 1998 - August 1999, Public Health Flight Commander, 77th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, McClellan AFB, Calif.
September 1999 - June 2002, Public Health Flight Commander, 366th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho
July 2002 - June 2003, Master of Public Health, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md.
July 2003 - June 2005, Epidemic Intelligence Service Fellowship, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Ga.
July 2005 - June 2006, Chief, Infectious Disease Intelligence Central Asia and Middle East, Armed Forces Medical Intelligence Center, Fort Detrick, Md.
July 2006 - July 2008, Chief, Global Infectious Disease Threat Analysis, National Center for Medical Intelligence, Fort Detrick, Md.
July 2008 - May 2010, Public Health Flight Commander, Ramstein Air Base, Germany
June 2010 - July 2012, Commander, 82d Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Sheppard AFB,Texas
August 2012 - August 2016, Command Public Health Officer, HQ USAFE-AFAFRICA, Office of the Command Surgeon, Ramstein AB, Germany
September 2016 - June 2018, Commander, 88th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio
July 2018 - Present, Commander, 36th Medical Group, Andersen AFB, Guam

American Veterinary Medical Association
Diplomat, American College of Veterinary Preventive Medicine
American Association of Public Health Veterinarians
National Association of Public Health Veterinarians
National Association of Federal Veterinarians
Lifetime Member Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Foundation

Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Joint Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Achievement Medal
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with four oak leaf clusters
Public Health Service Achievement Medal
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award
National Defense Service Medal
Global War On Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War On Terrorism Service Medal
Air Force Overseas Ribbon Long with oak leaf cluster
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon
Air Force Longevity Service with three oak leaf clusters
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with bronze star
Air Combat Command Public Health Officer of the Year – 2001
Mountain Home AFB Company Grade Officer of the Year – 2001
366th Medical Group Company Grade Officer of the Year – 2001
Superior Analysis Award, Director of National Intelligence – 2007
Doctor Daniel E. Salmon National Veterinary Award – 2008
USAFE, Surgeon General’s Field Grade Officer of the Year – 2014

Captain February 23, 1998
Major December 1, 2002
Lieutenant Colonel April 1, 2009
Colonel August 1, 2016

(Current as of July 2018)


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