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Colonel RAYMOND CLYDESDALE

Colonel (Dr.) Raymond J. Clydesdale is the Commander, 375th Medical Group, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. In this role, he is responsible for the healthcare delivered to over 60,000 beneficiaries by 588 military, civilian, and contract personnel while also executing a unique military-civilian family medicine residency program. The group supports the diverse mission set of the 375th Air Mobility Wing and 35 mission partners to include Air Mobility Command, U.S. Transportation Command, and 18th Air Force Headquarters.
Colonel Clydesdale entered active duty in 2002, completed two operational flight surgeon tours, and graduated from the Air Force Residency in Aerospace Medicine. He previously commanded at the squadron and group levels, served as the National Defense University Command Surgeon, and the Deputy Command Surgeon for United States Space Force. Colonel Clydesdale is board-certified in aerospace and occupational medicine.


EDUCATION
1996 Bachelor of Science in Biology, Grace College, IN
2001 Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, PA 2002 Aerospace Medicine Primary Course, Brooks City-Base, TX
2005 Squadron Officer School (correspondence)
2008 Air Command and Staff College (correspondence)
2009 Master of Public Health, University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio Regional Campus 2014 Certified Physician Executive, Certifying Commission in Medical Management
2016 Air War College (correspondence)
2017 Master of Science: National Resource Strategy, Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, Fort McNair, Washington DC


ASSIGNMENTS
1. September 2002-May 2005, F-117 Squadron Medical Element Flight Surgeon, 9th Fighter Squadron, Holloman AFB, NM
2. June 2005-May 2008, F-16 Squadron Medical Element Flight Surgeon, 510th Fighter Squadron, Aviano AB, Italy
3. June 2008-June 2011, Aerospace Medicine Resident, USAF School of Aerospace Medicine, Brooks City-Base, TX
4. July 2011-May 2013, Chief of Aerospace Medicine, 366th Medical Group, Mountain Home AFB, ID
5. June 2013-June 2015, Commander, 628th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Joint Base Charleston, SC
6. July 2015-July 2016, Command Surgeon, National Defense University, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington DC
7. August 2016-May 2017, Student, Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington DC
8. June 2017-May 2018, Chief, Medical Standards Application, AFMSA/SG3PF, Defense Health Headquarters, Falls Church, VA
9. June 2018-June 2020, Commander, 30th Medical Group, Vandenberg AFB, CA
10. July 2020-May 2022, Deputy Command Surgeon, United States Space Force, Peterson SFB, CO
11. June 2022-present, Commander, 375th Medical Group, Scott AFB, IL


FLIGHT INFORMATION
Rating: Chief Flight Surgeon
Flight hours: 775 (64 combat hours)
Aircraft flown: F-16, T-38, T-1, C-17, and 12 other major aircraft types.


MAJOR AWARDS
Society of USAF Flight Surgeons’ Operational Flight Surgeon Safety Award (2006) United States Air Forces in Europe Flight Surgeon of the Year (2007)
Canadian Department of National Defense Prize for Regional and International Studies (2017) USAID Office of Civilian-Military Cooperation Research and Writing Award (2017)


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Member, Aerospace Medical Association (Fellow) Member, Society of USAF Flight Surgeons (Past-President)
Member, American Society of Aerospace Medicine Specialists Member, American Association for Physician Leadership Medical License - Pennsylvania


EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant 27 March 1997
Captain 14 May 2001
Major 14 May 2007
Lieutenant Colonel 14 May 2013
Colonel 31 May 2018

(Current as of September 2023)