Joining Forces Welcomes New Executive Director

​Since First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden launched Joining Forces in 2011, the medical community has stepped up and answered the call to provide quality support for veterans, service members, and their families. AACOM and its member colleges continue to work together to uphold our pledge: to leverage our missions in education, research, and clinical care in order to train the nation’s current and future physicians to meet the unique health care needs of our military and veterans communities.

The White House Joining Forces Initiative recently announced United States Army Colonel William T. Johnson as its new Executive Director. Succeeding Air Force Colonel Nicole Malachowski, who has returned to duty in the Pentagon after leading Joining Forces through a successful 5th anniversary year, Colonel Johnson will continue the initiative’s work to support our nation’s service members, veterans, and their families.

Johnson is an Army Field Artillery Officer, and during his 23 years of service has completed a series of strategic and operational assignments, supporting operations in the Middle East, South West Asia, and Central Asia. Prior to his current position, Johnson also served as the North East United States and European Director on the Army Chief of Staff’s Soldier for Life Program. In that role he helped to connect transitioning soldiers, veterans, and their families to employment, educational, and health care opportunities through partnerships with federal, local, and state agencies, non-profits, veteran and military service organizations, and the private sector. Read the official White House release.

Visit AACOM’s Joining Forces web page to learn more.

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July/August 2016
Vol. 10, No. 6