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Major General Raymond L Webster (Retired)


Retired October 10, 2010

Air National Guard Assistant to the Surgeon General, USAF

Major General (Dr.) Raymond L. Webster was the Air National Guard Assistant to the Surgeon General, United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, District of Columbia. He served as the principal adviser on Air National Guard medical service matters to the Surgeon General. His responsibilities also included coordinating medical policies, plans, and programs for the Air National Guard.

General Webster began his military career in 1974 receiving his commission as a Health Professions Scholarship Student at the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine. He served on active duty in the Air Force from 1979-1986 as a squadron flight surgeon, resident in aerospace medicine, and chief of aeromedical services. In 1986 he joined the Iowa Air National Guard as a traditional physician/flight surgeon and in 1993 became the 132nd Medical Squadron Commander. In 1999 he transferred to State Headquarters as the Iowa State Air Surgeon. In 2001 he became the first Air National Guard Medical Assistant to the Air Force's Space Command. Prior to assuming his current position, he served as the Air National Guard Assistant to the Air Combat Command Surgeon General.


1974 Saint Louis University, Bachelor of Arts, Biology, Saint Louis, Missouri
1978 University of Missouri, Doctor of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri
1983 Johns Hopkins University, Master of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland
2001 Air War College, by correspondence


1. August 1974 - June 1978, Student, University of Missouri School of Medicine, Columbia, Missouri
2. July 1978 - June 1979, Internship, Saint Johns Mercy Medical Center, Saint Louis, Missouri
3. July 1979 - February 1980, General Medical Officer, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina
4. February 1980 - April 1980, Aerospace Medicine Primary Course, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas
5. May 1980 - June 1981, Squadron Flight Surgeon, 39th Tactical Airlift Squadron, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina
6. July 1981 - June 1982, Chief Aeromedical Services, 317th Tactical Airlift Wing, Pope Air Force Base, North Carolina
7. July 1982 - June 1983, Resident in Aerospace Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland
8. July 1983 - June 1984, Resident in Aerospace Medicine, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas
9. July 1984 - August 1986, Chief Aeromedical Services, 831st Air Division, George AFB, California
10. September 1986 - November 1986, Transition from Active Duty to Air National Guard
11. December 1986 - January 1991, Chief Aeromedical Services, 132nd Fighter Wing, Des Moines, Iowa
12. February 1991 - March 1991, Flight Surgeon, Operation Desert Storm, Ehrling Behrquist Hospital, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska
13. April 1991 - June 1993, Chief of Professional Services, 132nd Fighter Wing, Des Moines, Iowa
14. July 1993 - December 1998, Commander, 132nd Medical Squadron, Des Moines, Iowa
15. December 1998 - July 2001, State Air Surgeon, Iowa Air National Guard, Johnston, Iowa
16. August 2001 - November 2003, Air National Guard Assistant, Air Force Space Command Surgeon General, Peterson, Air Force Base, Colorado
17. December 2003 - February 2007, Air National Guard Assistant, Air Combat Command Surgeon General, Langley Air Force Base, Virginia
18. March 2003 - October 2010, Air National Guard Assistant to the Surgeon General, United States Air Force, Pentagon, Washington District of Columbia


Rating: Chief Flight Surgeon


Legion of Merit
Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Air Force Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Achievement Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
National Defense Service Medal (with 2 Service Stars)
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Star)
Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal
Air Force Longevity Service Award (with 1 Silver Oak Leaf Cluster)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hourglass and “M” Device)
Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon
Air Force Training Ribbon
Iowa Commendation Medal
Iowa State Service Ribbon (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)


Chief Medical Director, Principal Financial Group, Des Moines, Iowa


American Medical Association
Iowa Medical Association
Polk County Medical Association
Alliance of Air National Guard Flight Surgeons


Board Member: University of Iowa College of Public Health
Board Member: Fort Des Moines Historical Museum
Magna Cum Laude, Saint Louis University


Second Lieutenant 23 May 1974
First Lieutenant 15 May 1978
Captain 4 July 1979
Major 14 May 1984
Lieutenant Colonel 26 May 1988
Colonel 23 November 1993
Brigadier General 6 February 2004
Major General 28 June 2007

(Current as of October 2011)