Brig. Gen. Patricia C. Lewis is Assistant Surgeon General, Strategic Medical Plans and Programs, and Chief of the Medical Service Corps, Office of the Surgeon General, Bolling Air Force Base, D.C. As the Air Force Medical Service senior programmer, General Lewis' key responsibilities are integrating, analyzing and defending the Defense Health Program and medical elements of Air Force funding during the Program Objective Memoranda, Program Budget Decision and Program Decision Memorandum. She provides expert consultative leadership for all of the Air Force Medical Service. In her dual role as Chief of the Medical Service Corps, General Lewis is the senior health care administrator in the Air Force and responsible for accessions, development and management of 1,100 health care administrative professionals in the corps.
General Lewis has served at Headquarters Air Force Materiel Command as Chief of Programs and Evaluations in the Office of the Command Surgeon, and at Headquarters U.S. Air Force as Chief of Personnel, Training and Medical Programs. She has also served as executive officer to the Air Force Surgeon General and Director of Medical Operations for Headquarters Air Force Inspection Agency. Her commands include the 1st Medical Support Squadron at Langley AFB, Va., and 366th Medical Group at Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. Prior to her current assignment, General Lewis was Commander of the Air Force Medical Support Agency, a field operating agency which reports to the Air Force Surgeon General.