Thursday, October 6, 2011
VADM Adam M. Robinson, Jr., Surgeon General (2007-2011)
As Surgeon General, VADM Adam M. Robinson initiated a new patient and family-centered care model that balanced the dual mission of providing readiness to Sailors and Marines deployed to war zones while maintaining world class care at home and abroad. Under his leadership, he presided over the lowest battlefield mortality rate in history, and strengthened global health diplomacy through new military medical partnerships in Botswana, Djibouti, and Vietnam. He also led USNS Comfort’s humanitarian relief efforts in Haiti in 2010 in support of OPERATION UNIFIED RESPONSE and the 2011 Japanese earthquake/nuclear fallout relief efforts in support of OPERATION TOMODACHI. VADM Robinson ushered in a new era of traumatic brain injury care through the new National Intrepid Center of Excellence which serves as the model for effective research, diagnosis, and treatment of traumatic brain injuries. His accomplishments earned him a reputation as a leader of national and international prominence.