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This page contains links to complete transcripts of Congressional testimony from Air Force Medical Service personnel.

SG Witness Statements are our "State of the Union" messages that the Air Force Surgeon General provide at select congressional hearings. Written witness statements are submitted to the appropriate congressional committees in advance, and the oral statements are given during the hearings.

  • 2018 Congressional Testimony
    • April 26, 2018 - Lieutenant General Mark A. Ediger, Surgeon General testified on Fiscal Year 2019 Defense Health Programs before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Video
  • 2017 Congressional Testimony
    • April 27, 2017 - Colonel Steven E. Pflanz, Director of Psychological Health, Air Force Medical Support Agency, testified on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) before the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Military Personnel Video
    • March 29, 2017 - Lieutenant General Mark A. Ediger, Surgeon General testified on Fiscal Year 2018 Defense Health Programs before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Video
  • 2016 Congressional Testimony
    • March 9, 2016 - Lieutenant General Mark A. Ediger, Surgeon General testified on Fiscal Year 2017 Defense Health Programs before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense Video
    • February 3, 2016 - Colonel Douglas M. Littlefield testified on Defense Health Programs before the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Committee on Armed Services, United States House of Representatives
    • February 23, 2016 - Lieutenant General Mark A. Ediger, Surgeon General testified on Defense Health Programs before the Subcommittee On Personnel, Committee On Armed Services, United States Senate Video
    • February 26, 2016 - Major General Dorothy Hogg, Deputy Surgeon General, United States Air Force, testified on Defense Health Programs before the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Committee on Armed Services, United States House of Representatives
    • February 26, 2016 - Colonel Linda Lawrence,Special Assistant to the Surgeon General for Trusted Care Transformation testified on Defense Health Programs before the Subcommittee on Military Personnel, Committee on Armed Services, United States House of Representatives
    • March 22, 2016 - Lieutenant General Mark A. Ediger, Surgeon General testified on Defense Health Programs before the Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations, United States House of Representatives Youtube Video
  • 2015 Congressional Testimony
    • October 8, 2015 - Lieutenant General Mark A. Ediger, Surgeon General testified on Defense Health Programs before the Subcommittee On Military Personnel, Committee On Armed Services, United States House of Representatives
    • April 14, 2015 - Lieutenant General Thomas Travis Surgeon General testified on Defense Health Programs before the Subcommittee on Defense, Committee on Appropriations, United States House of Representatives Youtube Video
    • March 25, 2015 - Lieutenant General Thomas Travis Surgeon General testified on Defense Health Programs before the Subcommittee on Defense, Senate Appropriations Committee Video
  • 2014 Congressional Testimony
    • April 2, 2014 - Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas W. Travis, Surgeon General, testified on Defense Health Programs before the House Appropriations Committee, Sub-committee on Defense.
    • April 9, 2014 - Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas W. Travis, Surgeon General, testified on Defense Health Programs before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sub-committee on Defense.
  • 2013 Congressional Testimony
    • April 10, 2013 - Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas W. Travis, Surgeon General, testified on Defense Health Programs before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sub-committee on Defense.
    • April 24, 2013 - Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Thomas W. Travis, Surgeon General, testified on Defense Health Programs before the House Appropriations Committee, Sub-committee on Defense.
  • 2012 Congressional Testimony
    • March 28, 2012 - Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Charles B. Green, Surgeon General, testified on Defense Health Programs before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sub-committee on Defense.
    • March 28, 2012 - Maj. Gen. Kimberley A. Siniscalchi, Assistant Surgeon General, Nursing Services, testified on Defense Health Programs before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sub-committee on Defense
  • 2011 Congressional Testimony
    • May 11, 2011 - Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Charles B. Green, Surgeon General, testified on Fiscal Year 2012 Medical Programs before the House Appropriations Committee, Sub-committee on Defense
    • April 6, 2011 - Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Charles B. Green, Surgeon General, testified on Defense Health Programs before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sub-committee on Defense.
    • April 6, 2011 - Maj. Gen. Kimberley A. Siniscalchi, Assistant Surgeon General, Nursing Services, testified on Defense Health Programs before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Sub-committee on Defense.
    • March 15, 2011 - Lt. Gen. (Dr.) Charles B. Green, Surgeon General, testified on the military health system and Defense Health Program cost efficiencies before the House Armed Services Committee, Sub-committee on Military Personnel.
  • 2010 Congressional Testimony
    • April 22, 2010 - Lieutenant General (Dr.) Charles B. Green, Surgeon General, testified on Medical Programs before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense.
    • April 21, 2010 - Lieutenant General (Dr.) Charles B. Green, Surgeon General, testified on Medical Programs before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
    • April 13, 2010 - Lieutenant General (Dr.) Charles B. Green, Surgeon General, testified on Department of Defense Medical Centers of Excellence before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
    • March 10, 2010 - Lieutenant General (Dr.) Charles B. Green, Surgeon General, testified on Medical Programs before the Senate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense.
    • March 10, 2010 - Major General Kimberly A. Siniscalchi, Assistant Air ForceSurgeon General, Nursing Services, testified on Medical Programs before theSenate Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense.
  • 2009 Congressional Testimony
    • May 21, 2009 - Lieutenant General (Dr.) James G. Roudebush, Surgeon General, testified on Fiscal 2010 Appropriations: Defense before the House Appropriations Committee, Subcommittee on Defense.
    • May 15, 2009 - Lieutenant General (Dr.) James G. Roudebush, Surgeon General, testified on Fiscal 2010 Defense Health Program Overview before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
    • April 29, 2009 - Lieutenant General (Dr.) James G. Roudebush, Surgeon General, testified on the Military Health System before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
    • March 24, 2009 - Major General (Dr.) Charles Bruce Green, Deputy Surgeon General, testified on Defense Department Health IT before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
    • March 18, 2009 - Lieutenant General (Dr.) James G. Roudebush, Surgeon General, and Major General Kimberly Siniscalchi, Assistant Surgeon General, Nursing Services Medical Force Development United States Air Force, testified on Defense Department Medical Programs and Nursing Services before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
    • March 18, 2009 - Lieutenant General (Dr.) James G. Roudebush, Surgeon General, testified on Medical Infrastructure before the House Armed Services Committee, Subcommittee on Military Personnel.
  • 2008 Congressional Testimony
    • April 23, 2008 -- Colonel Deborah L. Hart, Mobilization Assistant to Air Force Assistant Surgeon General for Dental Services testified on Dental Readiness in the Reserve Component before the Subcommittee on Military Personnel of the House Armed Services Committee.
    • April 16, 2008 -- Lieutenant General (Dr.) James G. Roudebush, Surgeon General and Major General Melissa A. Rank, Assistant Surgeon General for Nursing Services and Assistant Surgeon General for Medical Force Development, testified on Medical Readiness and Nursing Services before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense.
    • March 14, 2008 -- Lieutenant General (Dr.) James G. Roudebush, Surgeon General, testified on Mental Health and Suicide Prevention issues before the Subcommittee on Military Personnel of the House Armed Services Committee.
    • March 5, 2008 -- Lieutenant General (Dr.) James G. Roudebush, Surgeon General, testified on improvements in mental health resources, including suicide prevention, for service members and their families.
    • February 28, 2008 -- Lieutenant General (Dr.) James G. Roudebush, Surgeon General, testified on the Fiscal Year 2009 Defense Health Program Budget before the Subcommittee on Defense of the House Appropriations Committee
    • February 15, 2008 -- Lieutenant General (Dr.) James G. Roudebush, Surgeon General, testified on support for wounded service members before the Subcommittee on Military Personnel of the House Armed Services Committee
    • February 7, 2008 -- Lieutenant General (Dr.) James G. Roudebush, Surgeon General, testified on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury before the Subcommittee on Defense of the House Appropriations Committee.
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