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Frank F. Ledford, Jr.

Photo Frank LedfordSurgeons General

RESUME OF SERVICE CAREER
of
FRANK FINLEY LEDFORD, JR.
Lieutenant General


RETIREMENT DATE   30 June 1992

MILITARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED
United States Army Medical Service Basic and Advanced Officer Courses
United States Army Command and General Staff College, 1968-69
Industrial College of the Armed Forces, 1976-77

EDUCATIONAL DEGREES
BS, Basic Science, University of Dayton
MD, General Medicine, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine

ASSIGNMENTS

FROM

TO

ASSIGNMENT

Sep 1958 

Jun 1959 

Student, Fourth Year Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio

Jun 1959    

Jun 1960 

Rotating Intern, Brooke Army Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Aug 1960    

Aug 1961  

Surgical Trainee, Womack Army Hospital, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Aug 1961    

May 1964

Student, First through Fourth Year Resident, Letterman General Hospital, San Francisco, California

Jun 1964    

Jun 1965 

Senior Orthopedic Resident, Arizona State Crippled Children's Hospital, Arizona

Jun 1965  

Jan 1966

Orthopedic Surgeon, Womack Army Hospital, Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Mar 1966    

Mar 1967

Chief, Surgical Service, 36th Evacuation Hospital, United States Army, Vietnam

Mar 1967  

Jul 1967 

Orthopedic Surgeon, Brooke General Hospital, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Jul 1967    

Dec 1967

Student, Medical Service Officer Advanced Course, Medical Field Service School, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Dec 1967    

Aug 1968

Chief, Orthopedic Service, Department of Surgery, Munson Army Hospital, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Aug 1968    

Jun 1969

Student, US Army Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas

Jul 1969  

Jun 1971

Chief, Orthopedic Service, Department of Surgery, 2d General Hospital, US Army Europe, Landstuhl, Germany

Jun 1971

Jun 1972

Chief, Professional Services, 130th Station Hospital, United States Army Medical Command, Europe, Heidelberg, Germany

Jul 1972

May 1973

Surgical Consultant, Medical Corps Affairs, Office of The Surgeon General, US Army, Washington, DC

May 1973

Dec 1974

Chief, Graduate Health Education, Nonresident Health Education Directorate, Academy of Health Sciences, Fort Sam Houston, Texas

Jan 1975

Jul 1976

Chief, Graduate Medical Education Branch, Education and Training Division, US Army Medical Department Personnel Support Agency, Washington, DC

Aug 1976

Jun 1977

Student, Industrial College of the Armed Forces, Fort Lesley J. McNair, Washington, DC

Jul 1977

Mar 1980

Commander, US Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Riley, Kansas

Mar 1980

Nov 1980

Commander, US Army Medical Department Activity, Fort Benning, Georgia

Nov 1980

Aug 1982

Director of Professional Services and Chief of Medical Corps Affairs, Office of the Surgeon General, US Army, Washington, DC

Aug 1982

Mar 1985

Commanding General, Letterman Army Medical Center, Presidio of San Francisco, California

Mar 1985

Jun 1988

Commanding General, 7th Medical Command/Surgeon, US Army Europe and Seventh Army, Heidelberg, Germany

Jun 1988

May 1992

The Surgeon General, US Army/Program Executive Officer, Health Care Systems, Office of the Surgeon General, US Army, Falls Church, Virginia

 
PROMOTIONS

RANK

TEMPORARY   

PERMANENT

2LT

3 Sep 1958

3 Sep 1958

1LT


1 Jul 1960

CPT

6 Jun 1960

6 Jun 1962

MAJ

17 Feb 1965

6 Jun 1969

LTC

19 Apr 1968

6 Jun 1976

COL

6 Feb 1973

6 Jun 1979

BG

1 Apr 1981

22 Jan 1982

MG


1 May 1984

LTG

1 Jul 1988



US DECORATIONS AND BADGES

Distinguished Service Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)
Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster)

SOURCE OF COMMISSION  Direct Appointment