Brig. Gen. Lisa Naftzger-Kang is the Mobilization Assistant to the Air Force Deputy Surgeon General, Office of the Surgeon General, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Falls Church, Va. As the Mobilization Assistant, she assists the Deputy Surgeon General in directing the operations of the Air Force Medical Service, comprised of a $7.1 billion, 43,000-person integrated health care delivery system serving 2.4 million beneficiaries at 75 military treatment facilities world-wide. Included in these functions are clinical operations and quality, aeromedical evacuation, global force management, readiness, strategic medical plans, programs and budget, medical force management and medical information systems management. General Naftzger-Kang coordinates Air Force Medical Service operations through major commands, Joint Service agencies, the Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs), the TRICARE Management Activity and the Department of Veterans Affairs.
General Naftzger-Kang was born in Morrison, Ill. She has served in a variety of roles including flight nurse, medical readiness officer, flight instructor, chief, standardization and evaluation, squadron chief nurse, squadron commander, Chief of the Medical Division for 22nd Air Force and as the Mobilization Assistant to the Assistant Surgeon General for Medical Force Development and Nursing Services. In her civilian capacity, Colonel Naftzger-Kang is a certified family nurse practitioner and works in the department of surgery at a major hospital in Chicago, Ill. She's served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 1999 as a clinical preceptor for nurse practitioner students.