Is working for the Air Force Medical Readiness Agency, Fort Detrick, Maryland. In this capacity, Maj. Howard actively engages in the Defense Acquisition Process addressing Air Force Medical Service and Joint service capability gaps through Research, Development and Acquisition (RD&A) and Test and Evaluation (T&E). Maj. Howard directs rapid, independent operational testing of commercial, foreign, government-off the shelf medical and dental technologies; evaluates tactics, techniques and procedures to identify program risks and help ensure right solutions are delivered to the warfighters. Maj. Howard has served over 25 years in the Air Force Medical Service, beginning his career as a Health Services technician prior to attending IPAP.
2008 Bachelor of Science, Healthcare Management, Park University, Parkville, MO
2011 Medical Readiness Planners Course, Sheppard AFB, TX
2012 Bachelor of Science, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb.
2013 Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Neb
2014 Commissioned Officer Training, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2018 Basic Leaders Airman Skills Training Course, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH
2019 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
2021 Defense Acquisition University, Level I Certification: Test and Evaluation (Online)
2021 Air Command Staff College by Correspondence
February 2014 – April 2017, Family Medicine Physician Assistant, Mountain Home AFB, ID
April 2017 – June 2020, IPAP Clinical Program Director, Phase II, Eglin AFB, FL
July 2020 – June 2021, HAF/SG Fellow: Operational Medicine, Test and Evaluation, Fort Detrick, MD
July 2021 – Present, Chief Information Management / Information Technology, OT&E Fort Detrick, MD
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS
American Association of Physician Assistants
American College of Healthcare Executives
2007 Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan
2015 Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar
EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
First Lieutenant Feb, 1 2014
Captain Feb 1, 2016
Major Dec 1, 2021
(Current as of Aug 2022)