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Major Lloyd "Chris" Scharfenstine

Maj Scharfenstine graduated from the University of Florida PA school in 2007. Upon graduation, he returned to his Air Force roots (4 yrs enlisted medic) and has served in various clinical and leadership roles since. He is currently assigned to NATO at the Allied Headquarters, Joint Forces Command in  Brunssum, The Netherlands. He serves as the Chief of Medical Plans, Force Health Protection, and CBRN. 


2004 BA Psychology  University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL

2007 MPAS  University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 

2010/2011 Squadron Officer School via correspondence/in-residence

2014 AFIT, Air Force General Surgery PA Fellowship 

2015 Air Command and Staff College via correspondence


Dec 1994—Dec 1998: Medic (4N0), Patrick AFB, FL 

Dec 1998—Dec 2002: Medic (4N0), Air National Guard, FL/TX

Aug 2007—Jun 2010: Staff PA, Family Health, Peterson AFB, CO

Jun 2010—Jun 2013: Element Leader, Family Health, JBPHH, HI

Jul 2013—Jul 2014: AFIT Fellow General Surgery, SAMMC, TX

Jul 2014—Aug 2015: Surgery Element Leader, Osan AB, ROK

Aug 2015—Jun 2016: Surgical Specialties Flight CC, JBER, AK

Jul 2016 — Aug 2019: Surgical Services Flight CC, JBER, AK

Aug 2019 - Present: Chief, Medical Plans, Force Health Protection, and CBRN, Allied HQ JFC Brunssum, The Netherlands (NATO)


Meritorious Service Medal w/2 OLC

Air Force Commendation Medal w/1 OLC

Air force Achievement Medal w/1 OLC

Air Force Combat Action Medal


Jun 1998 - Oct 1998 Medic JTFSWA, Eskan Village, Riyadh Saudi Arabi

May 1999 - Oct 1999 Medic JTFSWA, PSAB, Saudi Arabia

Oct 2008 - Jul 2009 Chief Medical Officer RPAC-S, FOB Walton, Kandahar, Afghanistan

Society of Air Force Physician Assistants is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. P.O. Box. 340362, Ft Sam Houston, TX 78234

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