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BRIGADIER GENERAL PETER C. BELLISARIO


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Retired Sep. 1, 1994.  

Brigadier General Peter C. Bellisario is the director, medical support, and chief, Medical Service Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, D.C. He serves as the senior administrator responsible for the medical logistics, medical information systems, medical facilities construction program and patient administration activities. He also advises the surgeon general on medical administrative matters.

The general entered the Air Force in 1964 as a graduate of the Duquesne University Reserve Officer Training Corps program. He has served in many areas of health care administration at base, major command and Air Staff levels.

EDUCATION
1964 Bachelor of science degree, business administration, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.
1975 Squadron Officer School, Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala.
1977 Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
1978 National Security Management, National Defense University, Washington, D.C.
1978 Master of arts in health care administration, Central Michigan University, Washington, D.C.
1986 Health Executives Development Program, Sloan Program of Health Services Administration, Cornell University, N.Y.
1989 Advanced Health Care Administration, Interagency Institute for Federal Health Care Executives, The George Washington University, Washington, D.C.

ASSIGNMENTS
1. July 1964 - commissioned, Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps program, Duquesne University
2. August 1964 - student, basic course in medical service administration, Medical Service School, Gunter Air Force Base, Ala.
3. January 1965 - March 1969, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, Calif. August 1966 - February 1967, Agency for International Development (U.S. State Department), Saigon, South Vietnam
4. April 1969 - April 1973, director, patient administration, U.S. Air Force Academy Hospital, USAFA, Colo.
5. April 1973 - July 1976, chief, medical plans and operations, Office of the Command Surgeon, Headquarters U.S. Air Forces Europe, Ramstein Air Base, West Germany
6. July 1976 - January 1977, student, Armed Forces Staff College, Norfolk, Va.
7. January 1977 - May 1981, associate administrator, Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center; commander, 10th Aeromedical Staging Flight, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
8. May 1981 - July 1984, administrator, USAF Hospital, Patrick Air Force Base, Fla.
9. August 1984 - July 1987, chief, department of medical readiness, and deputy commander, School of Health Care Sciences, USAF, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas
10. July 1987 - July 1989, director, health service management, Office of the Command Surgeon, Air Force Systems Command, Andrews Air Force Base, Md.
11. July 1989 - July 1991, administrator, Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews Air Force Base, Md. During this assignment, he was deployed from January 1991 until March 1991 as administrator of the 317th Contingency Hospital, Royal Air Force Station Bicester, England, in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
12. August 1991 - present, director, medical support, and chief, Medical Service Corps, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Bolling Air Force Base, D.C.

MAJOR AWARDS AND DECORATIONS
Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster
Meritorious Service Medal with three oak leaf clusters
Air Force Commendation Medal
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award with five oak leaf clusters
Air Force Organizational Excellence Award with oak leaf cluster
National Defense Service Medal with service star
Vietnam Service Medal with service star
Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon with six oak leaf clusters
Armed Forces Reserve Medal
Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross with Palm
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

EFFECTIVE DATES OF PROMOTION
Second Lieutenant July 31, 1964
First Lieutenant Feb. 27, 1966
Captain Feb. 27, 1968
Major Jan. 1, 1976
Lieutenant Colonel June 1, 1980
Colonel Aug. 1, 1985
Brigadier General Aug. 3, 1991


(Current as of June 1993)





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