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Hughes Is Incoming SoUSAFFS President

May 30, 2019

Hughes Is Incoming SoUSAFFS President

Col. Duncan G. Hughes is the incoming President of the Society of USAF Flight Surgeons (SoUSAFFS).

   He is the Chief, Aerospace Medicine Division, Headquarters Air Combat Command, Joint Base Langley-Eustis, VA. He received his commission from the U.S. Air Force in 1992 when he began medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) in Bethesda, MD. Following medical school, he completed his internship and residency in Family Medicine at Malcolm Grow Medical Center, Andrews AFB, MD. He then served two tours as a Family Medicine physician at Dover AFB, DE, and at Elmendorf AFB, AK. He next served as Squadron Medical Element, 19th Fighter Squadron, 3rdWing, Elmendorf AFB. Following 3 years of advanced studies in Public Health, Aerospace Medicine, and Occupational Medicine, he then served as Commander, 4th Aerospace Medicine Squadron, Seymour Johnson AFB, NC, and as AFMSA/SGP at Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, VA. He has deployed in support of Operations Iraqi Freedom, Enduring Freedom, New Dawn, and Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa. He is a chief physician and senior flight surgeon, board certified in
three medical specialties: Family, Aerospace, and Occupational Medicine.
   Col. Hughes holds a B.S. in Biology (1992) from Messiah College in Grantham, PA, an M.D. (1996) from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, and completed the Aerospace Medicine Primary Course at Brooks City-Base, TX, in 2005. He later earned an M.P.H. at the University of Texas-Houston School of Public Health in San Antonio in 2008 and served residencies in Aerospace Medicine and Occupational Medicine at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine in 2009 and 2010. He also completed Squadron Officer School, Air Command and Staff College, and Air War College.
   Col. Hughes is an Adjunct Professor at Liberty University and a member of the Aerospace Medical Association and the American Society of Aerospace Medicine Specialists. His awards and honors include the Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon with four oak leaf clusters, the Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with gold border and one oak leaf cluster, the Global War on Terrorism Service and Expeditionary Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, an Air Force Achievement Medal, and a Meritorious Service Medal with two oak leaf clusters.