Dr. Robert Mabry

Chief Medical Advisor


Doctor Mabry most recently served as the U.S. D.O.D. Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, the principal staff assistant and advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (ASD HA) for clinical policies and programs.

Doctor Robert Mabry is a recognized thought leader in prehospital medicine with more than three decades of experience as a military medic, civilian paramedic, emergency physician, EMS medical director, educator, researcher, and policy maker. After enlisting in the Army in 1984, he served for eleven years as an Airborne Ranger and Special Forces Medic (18D). In 1993 he deployed to Mogadishu, Somalia and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross and Purple Heart following the battle made famous by the movie “Blackhawk Down”.

He completed his undergraduate degree from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC and his medical degree from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services. Dr. Mabry is a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow. He has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business and has completed the Managing Healthcare Delivery course at the Harvard Business School. His assignments as an Army physician include, Special Forces Battalion Surgeon, Academic Director for the Army’s Department of Combat Medic Training, Program Director for the Military EMS and Disaster Medicine Fellowship, Prehospital Medical Director, and the Director of Trauma Care Delivery for the Joint Trauma System. He was an associate EMS Medical Director for the City of San Antonio, Texas, as well as the Medical Director for the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT) program at Texas State University, the national standard in active shooter response training. He is a founding member of the Committee on Tactical Combat Casualty Care. His final assignment on active duty was as the commander for the Joint Medical Augmentation Unit, where he led global medical operations for the Joint Special Operations Command.

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