Vet News: SAIC Launches Military Health System Advisory Council

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Science Applications International Corporation’s (SAIC) Enterprise & Health Solutions Business Unit today announced the formation of the Military Health System (MHS) Advisory Council.

The MHS Advisory Council will be composed of six retired senior healthcare leaders, all noted experts in military healthcare, who will help SAIC strategize and design innovative solutions for itself and its teammates to meet the growing and complex needs of military customers.

The MHS Advisory Council of retired military healthcare leaders represents all military services and will be led by former U.S. Army Surgeon General, Lieutenant General (ret.) Ronald R. Blanck, currently President of the University of North Texas Health Science Center. The Council also includes former U.S. Navy Surgeon General and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, Vice Admiral (ret.) Harold M. Koenig; Major General (ret.) Harold L. Timboe, currently Director of the Center for Public Health Preparedness and Biomedical Research; Major General (ret.) Robert A. Buethe, Jr., formerly Director of Medical Programs and Resources for the U.S. Air Force Surgeon General; Rear Admiral (ret.) Alberto Diaz, Jr., (Navy) formerly the Chief of Staff for the U.S. Navy’s Bureau of Medicine and Surgery; and Major General, (ret.) Thomas Lee Rodgers, formerly Commander of the 59th Medical Wing at Wilford Hall Medical Center.

" For more than 34 years, SAIC has attracted the best and brightest minds from all areas of industry to help promote solutions to some of our nation’s top challenges," said Robert Schlesinger, SAIC senior vice president. "The quarterly Military Health System (MHS) Advisory Council will promote innovative solutions for our military health system and will help us expand and enhance our thinking on visionary ideas to continue to assist the Military Health System."

SAIC is the nation’s largest employee-owned research and engineering company, providing information technology, systems integration and eSolutions to commercial and government customers. SAIC engineers and scientists work to solve complex technical problems in national and homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care and logistics. With annual revenues of $5.9 billion, SAIC and its subsidiaries, including Telcordia Technologies, have more than 42,000 employees at offices in more than 150 cities worldwide. More information about SAIC can be found at

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