Keynote Speaker

Ronald R. Blanck

Keynote Speaker

Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Ronald Blanck, a Vietnam War veteran who served as the Surgeon General of the Army from 1996-2000, will deliver the Keynote Speech at the Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, November 3.

 

General Blanck joined the U.S. Army in 1968, a year after receiving his Doctor of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After four weeks of Basic Training he was sent to Vietnam where he served as a general medical officer and a battalion surgeon.

 

He went on to a 32-year career in the U.S. Army with assignments including Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine; Chief of Medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston; and the Commander of the U.S. Army Hospital in Berlin, the Army Regional Medical Center in Frankfurt, Walter Reed Army Medical Center (from 1996-2000), and the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command.

 

General Blanck is a graduate of the Army War College and a Fellow and past Governor of the American College of Physicians. He has taught medicine at Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University School of Medicine, The Uniformed Services University, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center. 

Retired U.S. Army Lieutenant General Ronald Blanck, a Vietnam War veteran who served as the Surgeon General of the Army from 1996-2000, will deliver the Keynote Speech at the Opening Ceremonies on Wednesday, November 3.

 

General Blanck joined the U.S. Army in 1968, a year after receiving his Doctor of Osteopathy from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After four weeks of Basic Training he was sent to Vietnam where he served as a general medical officer and a battalion surgeon.

 

He went on to a 32-year career in the U.S. Army with assignments including Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at the Uniformed Services University School of Medicine; Chief of Medicine at Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston; and the Commander of the U.S. Army Hospital in Berlin, the Army Regional Medical Center in Frankfurt, Walter Reed Army Medical Center (from 1996-2000), and the North Atlantic Regional Medical Command.

 

General Blanck is a graduate of the Army War College and a Fellow and past Governor of the American College of Physicians. He has taught medicine at Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University School of Medicine, The Uniformed Services University, the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and the University of North Texas Health Science Center.