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Incoming SUSAFFS President Is Gogate

June 01, 2022

Incoming SUSAFFS President Is Gogate

Col. Sanjay A. Gogate, USAF, MC, is the new President of the Society of U.S. Air Force Flight Surgeons.

He is currently the Chief of Aerospace Medicine Operations and Policy, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters Air Force. He leads five branches and 55 personnel in the development and execution of Air Force and Space Force Aerospace Medicine policy, doctrine, and administration. He is the senior advisor to the Air Force Surgeon General, Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Secretary of the Air Force, and Congress for the Aerospace Medicine Enterprise.
   Col. Gogate earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) in 1999 and after several years of private practice in the civilian sector, he received a direct commission as a Captain in the U.S. Air Force in 2004. As chief flight surgeon, he deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and numerous joint and special operations missions. Prior to his current position, he served as Commander, 27th Special Operations Medical Group, Cannon Air Force Base, NM. Other previous assignments include Commander, 1st Spec Ops Aerospace Squadron, Hurlburt Field, FL, and Chief, Physical Standards Branch, Headquarters Air Education & Training, JBSA-Randolph, TX.
   A Fellow of AsMA, Col. Gogate is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, the Florida Osteopathic Medical Association, the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP), the American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, and the Society of USAF Flight Surgeons. He is quadruple board certified in Family Practice, Aerospace Medicine, Occupational & Environmental Medicine, and Lifestyle Medicine. His military decorations include the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Air Force Commendation Medal, Meritorious Unit Award, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal.