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Major General David E. Wilmot (Retired)



Deputy Surgeon General for Army National Guard, Department of the Army

Major General David E. Wilmot assumed duties as the Deputy Surgeon General for the Army National Guard, Office of The Surgeon General on February 1, 2014; he also serves as the Director of the Joint Surgeon, National Guard Bureau. As Deputy Surgeon General, he advises the Army Surgeon General on all matters pertaining to health, medical readiness and training, as well as policy formation governing Army National Guard Soldiers during their transitions to and from Title 10 duty. As Director, Joint Surgeon, National Guard Bureau he is responsible to the Chief, National Guard Bureau for developing a close working relationship with the Joint Surgeon Office and Army and Air National Guard Surgeon Offices. He advises them on medical issues pertaining to the National Guard and inter-service Joint Matter.

General Wilmot was directly commissioned in the Medical Service Corps during medical school in 1985 and appointed to the Medical Corps in 1989 serving in the Indiana Army National Guard. His assignments include Commander, 398th Medical Detachment 1991-1992; Commander, 390th Medical Detachment 1992-1994; Assistant State Surgeon, Indiana 1994-2000; and Division Surgeon, 38th Infantry Division 2000-2002. General Wilmot is a graduate of Indiana Wesleyan University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Chemistry in 1984. He earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Indiana University School of Medicine in 1989. He then completed his residency in Family Practice at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1992 and was awarded the Degree of Fellow by the American Academy of Family Physicians in 2002. He is currently certified by the American Board of Family Physicians. His military education includes completion of the Army Medical Department Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, Command and General Staff College, Army Flight Surgeon Course, Homeland Security for Health Care Executives, and the U.S. Army War College.


1984 Indiana Wesleyan University, Bachelor of Science, Biology and Chemistry, Marion, Indiana
1989 Indiana University School of Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
1992 Methodist Hospital of Indiana, Family Practice Residency, Indianapolis, Indiana
2010 United States Army War College, by correspondence
2010 United States Army War College, Master of Science, Strategic Studies, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania


1. October 1985 - May 1989, Extra Temporary Duty Assignment Position, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment State Area Command, Indianapolis, Indiana
2. May 1989 - February 1991, General Medical Officer, 390th Medical Detachment, Edinburgh, Indiana
3. February 1991 - December 1992, Commander, 390th Medical Detachment, Michigan City, Indiana
4. December 1992 - December 1994, Commander, 398th Medical Detachment, Edinburgh, Indiana
5. December 1994 - August 2000, Assistant State Surgeon, Indianapolis, Indiana
6. August 2000 - December 2002, Surgeon, 38th Infantry Division, Indianapolis, Indiana
7. December 2002 - September 2003, Commander, Detachment 17 (Medical), Indiana National Guard, Edinburgh, Indiana
8. September 2003 - March 2004, State Surgeon/Medical Detachment Commander, Indiana State Area Command, Indianapolis, Indiana
9. March 2004 - July 2004, Task Force Surgeon, 38th Infantry Division, Tuzla, Bosnia-Herzegovina
10. July 2004 - January 2006, State Surgeon, Indiana Joint Force Headquarters, Indianapolis, Indiana
11. January 2006 - May 2006, Field Surgeon, 738th Area Support Medical Company, Baghdad, Iraq
12. May 2006 - July 2008, State Surgeon, Indiana Joint Force Headquarters, Indianapolis, Indiana
13. July 2008 - August 2009, Deputy Joint Surgeon, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia
14. August 2009 - October 2010, State Surgeon, Indiana Joint Force Headquarters, Indianapolis, Indiana
15. November 2010 - January 2014, Deputy Chief of Staff/Assistant Surgeon General for Mobilization, Readiness and National Guard Affairs, Department of the Army, San Antonio, Texas
16. February 2014 - Present, Deputy Surgeon General for Army National Guard, Department of the Army, Falls Church, Virginia; dual-hatted August 2014 - Present, Director, Office of the Joint Surgeon, National Guard Bureau, Arlington, Virginia


Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal (with 3 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal
United States Public Health Service Commendation Medal
Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (with 1 Silver and 2 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
National Defense Service Medal (with 1 Bronze Service Star)
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with Silver Hour Glass, M Device and Numeral 2)
Army Service Ribbon
Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (with #3)
North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal
Indiana Commendation Medal (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Indiana Long Service Medal (with 20-Year Circle Device)
Indiana Deployment Ribbon (with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster)
Indiana Overseas Service Ribbon (with 4 Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters)
Indiana Recruiting Ribbon
Mississippi Emergency Service Ribbon
Mississippi Magnolia Medal
Army Meritorious Unit Citation
Indiana Military Volunteer Emblem
Order of Military Medical Merit
Flight Surgeon Badge


Medical Director for Indiana, Optum Complex Population Management, Indianapolis, Indiana. Provide supervision and operational oversight to 11 nurse practitioners in 27 extended care facilities across Indiana. Medical Director at Brownsburg Meadows in Brownsburg, Indiana and HCR ManorCare in Avon, Indiana providing oversight of quality management program for over 200 residents in these facilities.


National Guard Association of the United States
National Guard Association of Indiana
American Medical Society
Indiana State Medical Association
American Academy of Family Physicians
Indiana Academy of Family Physicians
American Medical Directors Association


2003 Distinguished Young Alumnus Award, Indiana Wesleyan University
2013 Certified Medical Director


Second Lieutenant 24 October 1985
First Lieutenant 23 October 1988
Captain 19 May 1989
Major 26 August 1993
Lieutenant Colonel 12 November 1997
Colonel 29 January 2002
Brigadier General 22 August 2011
Major General 31 July 2014

(Current as of October 2014)