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William Bograkos

Posted by: Andrew Lavelle; 18 March 2016; 6:33 pm

Col. Bograkos has served both the Army & the U.S. Air Force as a military Flight Surgeon, Family Medicine, & Emergency Medicine physician. Operational experiences include MP BN Surgeon, WMD SOD, & NATO PK Division Surgeon, Pentagon’s “Civil-Military Emergency Preparedness” office as a Bioterrorism/ Medical Consultant (PfP Black Sea Initiative).

Dr. Bograkos briefed at the “First Interpol Global Conference on Preventing Bioterrorism” in Lyon, France,(2005), has instructed with DoD, DoJ, DHS, and NATO. Dr. Bograkos served as an instructor with the “National Center for Biomedical Research and Training”, and as the “Chief Medical Officer & Chemical- Biological Expert Consultant” to the Director of Operations, Bureau of Immigration & Customs Enforcement, Department of Homeland Security (2003-2004).

In September of 2005, he returned to active duty service to focus on the “Homecoming” of our returning soldiers. His efforts were directed towards bridging trauma care, physical & psychological recovery, as Chief “Warrior Transition Division”, Clinical Operations, North Atlantic Region Medical Command (2006-2009). Col. Bograkos served as a medical SME / IG with the Department of the Army’s Inspector General prior to his retirement from the Army.

Dr. Bograkos is a member of ACOEP’s “EMS Committee”, ACOFP’s “Public Health Committee”, and Past President of the American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine.

Colonel Bograkos graduated from the US Naval War College with distinction in 2009 and received his MA in National Security & Strategic Studies (AOS Irregular Warfare / narco-terrorism) with distinction in 2011. He is a Clinical Professor of Medical Military Science, Family Medicine, and Emergency Medicine at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.