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Senate confirms Maj. Gen. Dorothy Hogg as next AF surgeon general

Official photo of Maj. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, Deputy Surgeon General and Chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps (U.S. Air Force)

Official photo of Maj. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg, Deputy Surgeon General and Chief of the Air Force Nurse Corps (U.S. Air Force)

FALLS CHURCH, Va. -- The U.S. Senate confirmed Maj. Gen. Dorothy A. Hogg as the Air Force’s next surgeon general April 26.

The Senate Armed Services Committee confirmed Hogg by voice vote.

“I am humbled and honored by the confirmation. I am excited for the opportunity to continue serving the United States Air Force and to accomplish the mission the American people expect us to do,” said Hogg.

In her current capacity as the Air Force’s deputy surgeon general, Hogg directs operations of the Air Force Medical Service, which serves 2.6 million beneficiaries at 76 military treatment facilities worldwide. Additionally, as chief of the Nurse Corps, Hogg is responsible for recruitment, accession, training, and education of 18,000 active duty, Reserve, and Air National Guard Airmen.

The general entered the Air Force in 1984 and commanded at the squadron and group level.  She has also served as the deputy command surgeon for two major commands.

Hogg is set to be sworn in and promoted to the rank of lieutenant general June 1.

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