Brigadier General Ruth A. Wong is the Air National Guard Assistant to the Director of Medical Readiness and Nursing Services, United States Air Force, The Surgeon General's Office, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington, District of Columbia. She is responsible for assisting the Director of Medical Readiness and Nursing Services in developing policies and procedures which enable total force resources to be mobilized and deployed in support of the United States Air Force medical operations. She also monitors the readiness status, force structure changes and training of more than 7,000 Air National Guard medical and air evacuation unit personnel at 98 units and analyzes issues of mutual interest to assist in identifying and developing wartime requirements.
The general was commissioned in the United States Air Force as a Second Lieutenant in 1967 after she graduated from St. Mary's School of Nursing in Chicago, Illinois. In 1991, General Wong deployed in support of Operation Desert Shield/Storm as Aeromedical Evacuation Flight Commander at Sharjah Air Base, United Arab Emirates. She was selected as the ANG Assistant to USAF Director of Medical Readiness and Nursing Services in September of 1998.